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A Day in April [Hardcover]

Mary Lynn Baxter
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19 Jan 1996
A romantic saga about a woman from Louisiana, who, tainted and shamed, flees her home town, leaving behind all she has ever known about happiness. Now a successful woman, she is still in love with the boy she once worshipped, and there exists a love between them that cannot be denied.

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Mira Books (19 Jan 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155166187X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551661872
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,192,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  14 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enough! 3 Jun 2010
By Krista Lyn - Published on Amazon.com
This is a tragic story. I don't mind tragic stories, but this one NEVER stops. It contains one tragedy after another and I found myself at first exhausted, then confused, and finally amused. It's like the author decided to throw EVERY possible tragedy at these characters to see how much she could test them (and her readers)!

This one has it all.....rape, misunderstandings, addiction, death, lies, betrayals. Yep, there all here in spades! The HEA finally arrives, but by the end of this book I was so excited to end the torture that it was all I could do to not stand up and cheer from relief when it was over!

The main characters are likeable (which probably is why all their suffering is hard to take). The villainous father is truly vile and evil and there are a host of characters that played secondary roles that were unnecessary and took away from the story. Overall, not really recommended unless you're in the mood to read about one couple's MANY obstacles.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Someone pass me an anti-depressant -- STAT! 11 Dec 2000
By "mjade" - Published on Amazon.com
Reading this book had to be the most painful, gut-wrenching experience of my life. The tragedies and sorrows just kept coming and coming! I mean, I don't need for the books I read to be all sweetness and light, but this was ridiculous. It seemed to be a test of how much misery one human being can endure before they give up and/or kill themselves. True, the romance was there, and it was powerful, but - jeesh!!
So, to sum up, if you're an avid reader of depressing Oprah-recommended fare and tragedy in general, this book is all for you.
As for me and my reading buddies, we're saying, AAHHHH!! and running the other way. Fast.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably GREAT book!! 5 July 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
WOW!! Where do I start? This was an incredible book. A book you just cannot put down!! This is one of those books you remember for a long time. I can't even begin to describe the story because it is so full of things going on in the lives of two families as they grow from babies to adults. The kids fall in love really young, plan a wedding and life together, when the unthinkable happens to Beth which sends her off to another town to live, and in steps her best friend to take over her place..when she finds out she can't have a child, she asks Beth to be a surrogate for her and Beth's old sweetheart. Then the best friend dies, leaving the baby alone with the old boyfriend but he doesn't know that the love of his life is the real mom of his baby. Whew!! Are you confused yet?! What an incredible book. You've got to get your hands on this one coz it's one of the best page turners ever. You'll find this one really hard to put down. A 10+
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Margaret - Melbourne Australia 25 Jan 2001
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A great book! However, I found it amazing to read the first reviewer who gave it such a low score - did we read the same book? I normally prefer to read murder/suspense novels but thought I would give this one a go - take my word for it, if you want to have an enjoyable read, don't go past this one.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A three minute conversation would have solved everything... 23 May 2010
By E. Holmes - Published on Amazon.com
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I really, really hate books based entirely on the premise of misunderstandings, and I think maybe this book is the worse offender I have yet to encounter. Less than three minutes of conversation would have cleared up the entire mess of rapes and kids born out of wedlock. Why would you want to be with someone that you absolutely cannot tell the truth to, all under the guise of it "being for their own good?" This makes for such a frustrating and contrived plot.

In addition, there was no real explanation for why the brother failed to come forward with what he had seen, other than he resented his sister because Daddy loved her best? I don't like stories that can only happen in LaLa land.

Also, the writing was really bad and the dialog was completely unbelievable.

I wish someone would have written a more honest review of this book before I spent my money.
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