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eBook The Second Silence ePub

by Eileen Goudge

  • ISBN: 0451202732
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Eileen Goudge
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Signet; Reissue edition (May 1, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1888 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1512 kb
  • Other: docx lit lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 496

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Eileen Goudge (b. 1950) is one of the nation’s most successful authors of women’s fiction

Eileen Goudge (b. 1950) is one of the nation’s most successful authors of women’s fiction. She began as a young adult writer, helping to launch the phenomenally successful Sweet Valley High series, and in 1986 she published her first adult novel, the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies. She has published fifteen novels in all, including the three-book saga of Carson Springs, Thorns of Truth-a sequel to Gardens of Lies-and 2012’s The Replacement Wife. She lives and works in New York City. Библиографические данные.

Robert wasn’t bluffing, that much was clear. to your husband, the night before last wasn’t an isolated incident. He claims you’ve been off the wagon for months. Lacey’s voice was dry, noncommittal. Leaning against the wall at the top of the stairs, she slid slowly to the floor, landing with a thump on her tailbone. ‘Trouble is, it’s your word against his.

The Second Silence book. While I enjoyed Eileen Goudge's The Second Silence, I did find repetitive pieces and some instances where I felt she contradicted what came before (. her heart finally broke).

The Second Silence – Ebook written by Eileen Goudge. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Second Silence. He punishes Nora by using his considerable power to get custody of their child. Leaving Robert is not the end of Noelle’s struggle; it is merely the first step on a treacherous journey towards freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. More by Eileen Goudge. Thorns of Truth: The Sequel to Garden of Lies.

Submitted Originally to BOOKIN' WITH BINGO by Karen Haney, April, 2009.

Books related to The Second Silence. As always, I was hooked at page one! Keep up the good work. Can't wait to start the next Eileen Goudge title in my ereader library

Books related to The Second Silence. Can't wait to start the next Eileen Goudge title in my ereader library :. how more. by BGS on February 19, 2019.

Another grip-the-reader from the popular Goudge (One Last Dance, 1999, et., whose melodramas explore contemporary family crises: this time, the plight of three women who must confront the past when a child is seized b. ., whose melodramas explore contemporary family crises: this time, the plight of three women who must confront the past when a child is seized by her estranged father. Another grip-the-reader from the popular Goudge (One Last Dance, 1999, et. The father, Robert Van Doren, is (no surprise) a monster with no redeeming features.

That's not all. Emma's gone

That's not all. Emma's gone. This call for help from her mother has high-powered publicist Mary out of New York on the highway for the two-hour drive to Burns Lake. As she drives, she looks back over the past thirty years: at her marriage at seventeen to Charlie, the choice she made to leave him, and her escape from Burns Lake.

When her only child is stolen from her by her estranged husband, a powerful real-estate developer, Noelle Van Doren and her long-estranged parents struggle to unravel the secrets of Robert's past, revealing their own inner fears and transforming each of their lives in the process.

Comments

Defolosk Defolosk
This is a spellbinding story of a family who is disfunctional. The main character falls in love at the age of seventeen with her highschool boyfriend who was a year older. They made love, and of course she became pregnant. When they told her family about it she was shunned. The couple lived together until one night the baby becomes very sick and they take her to her mother who knows just what to do. She takes care of the baby and splits the couple up. Mary goes to New York and starts her own successful business. In the meantime Charlie marries again and has another daughter. His wife dies and he is alone when he sees Mary again after fifteen years.
In the meantime, their daughter marries a guy her parents age. She had no idea, but he is a mobster like character and a murderer, and she becomes his target. Very intense mystery! Lovely characters and great story!! Kudos to Ms. Goudge!!
Gabar Gabar
The owner of a restaurant that my husband and I frequent shares a passion for reading with me and one day she told me to check out Eileen Goudge’s books. I had never heard of Goudge, and to be honest, it took me a couple of months to check her out, and then only because my friend kept asking me if I had.

The Second Silence was the first book of hers that I read, and I loved it. It is a story that grows around generational relationships between a domineering mother and her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter.

In 1969, Mary Quinn and Charlie Jeffers got married when they were both 17 years of age. At the time, Mary was five months pregnant. Her mother disowned her. Her ailing father had signed the consent papers for them to get married. They were “in love,” but Charlie had no skills to make a living. He’d taken the first job he could find, as office boy at the Burns Lake Register and he made less than what it took to provide necessities. Mary’s life suddenly became one of poverty and the demands of an infant filled her days.

When baby Noelle became very ill, Charlie decided that they had no choice but to take her to her grandmother for help, even though Doris Quinn had refused to acknowledge the child’s existence. When they arrived, a disapproving Doris took charge and helped bring Noelle’s high fever down. Once things were under control she made it plain that Mary and the baby could stay, but Charlie wasn’t welcome. Mary was tired and worn out, and she elected to stay with the baby. Charlie was too proud to beg her to come home with him, and when he left, even though they promised to talk later, both of them knew that love was not enough. Even though they loved each other the marriage was doomed.

Doris pushed Mary aside assuming control of her grandchild’s life. Defeated and confused, often haunted by what might have been, Mary left to make a career for herself and grandma raised Nicolle. Nicolle grew up feeling that her mother had abandoned her, and she looked to her grandmother for the relationship and support that she should have been able to have with Mary.

Eventually, a young Nicolle married her boss, Robert Van Doren, a man who is much older than her. In real life, he is nothing like the relaxed, casual man that his public persona portrays. He controls all aspects of their life. He provides a lavish lifestyle, but Nicolle is not comfortable with it. She had fallen into a drinking habit for a time, but has not drank for six years, when she finds out that he has been cheating on her. In 1999, after eight years of marriage, she decides that she can no longer stay with him. They have a five-year-old daughter, and when Nicolle tells him that she wants a divorce, he drops all pretense of civility.

“‘Do what you want,’ he snarled, jabbing a finger at her, ‘but don’t think for one minute I’m going to let you have Emma. I’ll fight you, Noelle. I’ll do whatever it takes.’ He loomed close, his face mere inches from hers. His right eyelid was twitching uncontrollably, and she thought of Dorian Gray, a handsome man whose real face, hidden in the attic, was monstrous. ‘You think any judge in his right mind would give you custody? A woman everybody knows is a drunk?’”

The gloves were off, but little did she realize just how far Robert would go to make certain that he gained custody of his daughter: or the complete depths of his dishonesty, corruption, and depravity.

I found the characters believable and relatable and there are plenty of twists and turns in the plot to hold my interest. This book weaves elements of a thriller with murder and corruption, a hint of romance, along with the enduring love of parents who risk themselves to keep their daughters world intact.

Once I finished The Second Silence, I read The Replacement Wife. I am a Goudge fan now—will definitely be reading more of her works.

To be honest, seeing that she was a New York Bestselling author, I never thought of writing a book review for Eileen Gouge, because I thought she would already have hundreds for all her books. This afternoon when I was checking out Woman in Blue, I saw that The Second Silence had fewer reviews than I would have imagined, and when I read some of them I was stunned at how critical some of them were. WOW—I guess even bestselling authors are fair game!

I highly recommend The Second Silence. If you read the critical reviews and hesitate to read the book, I would encourage you to take a chance. You may enjoy it as much as I did!
Pemand Pemand
I don't know why this book has so many typos, but if that bothers you, like it does me, you will find it very distracting! It's not just misspellings, it's "T" instead of "I" and giving someone a "wide birth," just really grade school stuff. I also noticed that this author clearly has an attitude about weight; peripheral women characters are described as, "overweight," "plump," and "huge." I really didn't notice until near the end when she describes the church organist as, "huge," and that was the only reference to this character. It was pointless. The other problem was continuity, at times there needed to be a chapter break, but suddenly you had a new character, new setting, different plot line just separated by a paragraph. Hard to follow. Disappointing. I would not recommend.
Fordredor Fordredor
This author is new to me this year. This is the third book I've read. This woman can tell a story. The pages fly by and first thing I know, the book is over.
My only complaint is that there are a lot of typos.
I can't wait to read more by this author.
Zugar Zugar
Always enjoy Eileen Goudge books. Somewhat predictable throughout but worth reading.
Preve Preve
Love Eileen Goudge, there is no "typical" Goudge. All her books are different slants on familiar stories. This one was very good at the beginning and edge of your seat at the end. The middle did drag a little, sort of like it was there just for filler. That is the reason for only four stars.
Bele Bele
It always starts frustrating in the beginning and goes that same road to r
the very last page. Ugh! Please !
Good book, although not up to par with Eileen Goudge's other books.