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by Sandra Brown

eBook Bittersweet Rain ePub
Author: Sandra Brown
Language: English
ISBN: 0786222859
ISBN13: 978-0786222858
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2000)
Pages: 368
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Romance
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 120
Formats: lit docx rtf mbr
ePub file: 1307 kb
Fb2 file: 1718 kb

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who whispered behind her back. She survived the slow death of her husband.

Bittersweet Rain: Caroline Dawson survived the slow death of her husband, Roscoe Lancaster, the richest man in the county and her senior by three decades. But she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster.

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Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who whispered behind her back. Another Wonderful novel by Brown. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. I love her suspense and wasn't sure about the romance type. I couldn't put this book down - I had stayed up all night to finish it! I just couldn't put it down and have read it about 5 times since! sandra brown is always great! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago.

Originally published: Bittersweet rain, Erin St. Claire. New York : Silhouette Books, c1984, in series: Silhouette intimate moments ; 76. "Caroline Dawson has been a loving wife to Roscoe Lancaster, a man thirty years her senior who now has only weeks to live. But the deepest love in her heart has always been reserved for Roscoe's son. Rink Lancaster had broken Caroline's teenaged heart a lifetime ago, and now he seems destined to break it once again.

Caroline Dawson grieves over the death of her husband, who was thirty years her senior, but when his son, Rink, returns to settle the estate, Caroline can only remember how Rink broke her heart when they were teenagers.
There is something about this book that makes me feel vaguely dirty every time I pick it up. The heroine is unlikable, weak, and a sort of disgusting gold-digger. The hero started his seduction of her when she was 15 and he was graduating college, ran off with another woman, and then returns full of vengeful anger at HER for marrying his father for the guy's money and his big house. Ew all around. He returns when his father is on his death bed, only to begin verbally abusing the heroine, practically molesting her before her husband (HIS FATHER) is actually dead, stomping all over her consent in just about every way in some sort of macho intimidation tactic (pushing his way into her room at night to "talk" to her, dictating where she goes, cornering her, grabbing her, etc.)

Mix in some seriously shaky ground with the side-plot romance (between a Vietnam war vet and a mentally disabled 22 year old girl who's described as having the mind of a young child), and the whole book just makes me want to boil my Kindle to get the ick out.
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I've read more recent books by Sandra Brown and really liked them, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. Should have known better. First off, reading the scenes where the heroine, Caroline, is 15, made me feel like a pedophile. And we're supposed to think that some 22-year old guy who takes advantage of an obviously naive 15-year old is a good guy? Just because he oh-so-nobly decides to wait to have sex with her until he tells his dad about her, that makes it OK?

Next, how you can you have any sympathy or respect for a romantic heroine who flat out admits that she married a nasty, horrible man for wealth and status? She had a job, she was supporting herself fine. It's not like she was living on the streets and that was her only way out. Chalk up two in the ick factor.

Finally, while it was much better handled than the rest of the story, the subplot involving a developmentally disabled girl and a much older Vietnam vet bothered me, probably because Brown was never consistent or detailed in explaining what the developmental disability was. And the descriptions of her actions were inconsistent as to her capabilities. The net result is, it feels a little creepy. And even though she does try to make it sweet, the first time the vet kisses her, he's feeling her up. Which again, makes it feel like she's taken advantage of.

All in all, while I still really like Sandra Brown, I'm sticking to her books that were written in the last decade.

I would also caution anyone against buying this on a Kindle, as the spelling and punctuation is awful, so that you have to go back and reread whole paragraphs just to figure out what it's supposed to say.
Didn't read the promo info first. Really liked her murder mysteries and have bought lots of them. Gripping and really well written. Sometimes seems like a man has written them as she can think like a man at times. This book was a love story and could really tell the ending after about a third of the way through
By the time I began reading Sandra Brown novels, she was writing mystery thrillers and I just couldn't buy the books fast enough. Then I was introduced to the miracle of Kindle for PC and I began looking to see which of Sandra's books were in this format. This romantic love story is as well written as any of her mystery books and a welcomed change from that genre, although she tells her readers in a note at the front of the e-book that she wrote this story before she began writing mysteries. The characters are well developed and delightfully diverse. The story line is gripping and has a nice surprise ending. I especially liked her treatment of two social issues in the book. I don't want to spoil it by telling you what they are, but she handled the situations with accuracy and sensitivity. As is the case in all of the Sandra Brown novels that I've read so far, the sex scenes are written with both passion and grace. If you read this book and like it, you should also read "Rainwater" an excellent literary novel set in the Great Depression era in middle America. I would love to see more of that genre from her.
I've read a lot of her books and this is just as good as the first one I read. It's hard to believe a parent hates their child so much that they'll do anything to get even. And wanting something so bad you'd marry someone thirty years older to get it while waiting for the love of your life. Very good book.
It was just so so... probley back in the day it would have been more like a 4 star rating but you could tell it was outdated
Again, this is one of Sandra Brown's first books. It is a fast summer read. It is very sweet story without all the twists and turns that she is known for now. It tells of first love, a relationship between Caroline and Rink, their breakup and the years that ensued.
Wonderful love story!!! Lots of peaks and valleys and beautiful love making. I love all of Sandra Brown's works!!! Really enjoyed it.
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