- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: XLIBRIS (December 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1479763756
- ISBN-13: 978-1479763757
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,956,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rumors Paperback – December 29, 2012
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Stephanie Abrams, nationally syndicated radio travel talk show host and media resource for travel-related issues, is recognized as an expert in the travel industry and has been named to "Travel Agent Magazine's" list of the "100 Most Powerful Women in Travel" Abrams has been honored for her work in the travel industry having been the recipient of three prestigious Travel Weekly Magazine Achievement Awards for Public Relations Campaign, Marketing and Radio Advertising. Her website, www.sabrams.com, has won the Best Website Award from the League of American Communications Professional for ten consecutive years, most recently taking the Silver Spotlight Achievement Award for 2012. Abrams came to broadcasting after more than 20 years as a leader in the travel industry and as the Executive Vice President of a global travel company. The "Travel with Stephanie Abrams" and Travelers411® radio shows air weekly coast to coast reaching millions of listeners, stream live and are podcast at Abrams website. Both programs originate in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Abrams has been appointed Ambassador for Saxony Tourism for North America, named Honorary Friend of Saint Patrick Centre by the Saint Patrick Centre in Northern Ireland, twice received the Goddess Artemis Award from the Euro-American Women's Council for her significant contribution to the development of tourism to Greece and her philanthropic work sending adults and needy children traveling through her Stephanie Abrams Travel Fairy Godmother mission. The Sisters of Mercy honored Abrams as well for making travel experiences possible for homeless children and for adults who would otherwise not visit places that provide meaningful experiences in their lives. Abrams has also been a featured journalist for 'travelgirl' 'Fido Friendly' and 'TRAVELHOST' magazines. She is a motivational speaker focused on tourism destinations and tourism issues, acts as
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1) Frank and Maisy. Wow. I can relate to them by getting married two weeks after I graduated high school, but the similarities definitely stop there. I am hoping there is a side to Frank that wasn't portrayed or I guess Maisy was as clueless as she seemed, because he was an overall odd guy. Frank is mostly trying to get to "easy street" and thinks his new job opportunity is going to take them there. They were seriously the oddest little couple in the book.
2) Allison & The Davids. Poor Allison. She gets the shortest end of the stick and the worst part of the rumors. And little does she know that after all she does for her church that not one person (namely her husband) asks her what is going on. The whole situation is jacked up but definitely drives the point home that rumors are the worst! and the grass is usually not greener on the other side. She worked hard for everyone: the church, the sick, her husband, and her kids, and enjoyed a little attention from David. She and Dave were a total trainwreck as well! Note to self: don't hire an au pair...! ;)
3) Melanie. She was my favorite part of this story. She is well off due to her father leaving her a lot of money, but she does good for people simply because she has a good heart. She is sort of the centerpiece for the story as well, because she is the common connection. She is Maizy's cousin, she goes to church with Allison, and she works with David King. She also gets sucked into the rumor mill in a bad way like Shelley said, and even when she sets the record straight no one wants to hear it. More proof that some people suck! If it hadn't been for the mentioning of cell phones I would've also wondered what time period we were in during Rumors because of the closed mindedness of the congregation, community, and some business associates toward African American people and women. I suppose that these things still go on all over the place, but it sucks.
I liked Rumors and it's a fairly quick read even though it's 346 pages. It is fun to try to figure out how all of these lives are connected, and even when it's small it has a purpose. I also thought that it was pretty well wrapped up so we'll have to see what is going to happen in the next book Secret, and who that could be about!
RUMORS is completely engrossing, yet not difficult to read. The book is perfect for a long flight, bedtime after a stressful work day or for those lucky enough, a day at the beach. In fact, when a friend emailed saying she needed to run away to Tulum for a week, I ordered a copy of RUMORS to be delivered before she left--partially a selfish act, as I know she will think of me fondly as she reads.
I usually don't review books, but I could not put this book down once I started it. It has a descriptive character development and a very intriguing plot. Rumors abound everywhere and the effects on all the characters. If you're looking for a summer read at the beach, or a rainy afternoon at home , this is it. Enjoy and share with friends.
> Stephanie Abrams is a keen observer of life. Possessing a very sharp mind, a wealth of information, and the ability to analyze and form acute observations about people and situations make her the ultimate story teller!
> Stephanie Abrams, a talented Renaissance woman, who does everything well, is the friend you want when you need a friend. It is not at all suprising that she created such a good read! Cannot wait for the sequel.
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Rumors is a page turner. Start and you cannot put it down.