The Things We Do for Love

The Things We Do for Love

The youngest of three daughters, Angela DeSaria Malone was always “the princess” of the family, a girl who thought she knew how her life would unfold. High School. College. Marriage. Motherhood. That was how it had gone for her sisters, her cousins, her friends. But it didn’t work out that way for Angie. She and her husband tried desperately to have a child; year after year, their perfectly decorated nursery remained empty. Finally, their marriage collapsed under the weight of lost dreams.

After the divorce, Angie moved back to her hometown and rejoined her loud, loving, slightly crazy family. In West End, a place where life rises and falls in time with the tides, she will find the man who once again will open her heart to love . . . and meet the girl who will change Angie’s life.

Lauren Ribido lives in a rundown apartment in a bad part of town with a mother who cares more about her next drink than about her daughter. At seventeen, Lauren knows that her aspirations in life may never come to pass.

From the moment they meet, Angie sees something special in Lauren. They form a quick connection, this woman who is desperate for a daughter and the girl who has never known a mother’s love. When Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie doesn’t hesitate to offer the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. In a dramatic turn of events, she and Lauren will be tested in a way that mothers and daughters seldom are. Together they will embark on an intensely moving, deeply emotional journey to the very heart of what it means to be a family.

Title:The Things We Do for Love
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345467515
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    The Things We Do for Love Reviews

  • Alaine

    This is the second book of Kristin Hannah's I've read and I absolutely loved it. It was the most beautiful touching story that I've read in a long time. This author has a unique insight into the human...

  • Jess??

    The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah is a lovely ,sad, heartbreaking story.It's Kristin Hannah at her best (not that I've read a bad book yet 🤞)It's old love becoming new love again, lost pr...

  • Sharon

    I don't know what part of this book hurt the most, the death of her child, her divorce, her fathers death, the teenager's broken life, the teen pregnancy, or everything else. This book tore my heart o...

  • Diana

    I loved,loved,loved this book. It is a story of a couple who has tried for years to have a child and when they finally have one she doesn't live very long. They get a divorce and Angie moves back to t...

  • Kirsten Feldman

    Even though this one was completely predictable and a little overwrought, Hannah's characters still breathe (they sigh too much though). ...

  • Ivi Oltovska

    awesome book 5 stars to the amazing kristin hannah!...

  • Lindsay

    Such a wonderful story about love and loss, and more love and more loss. It's heavy. Struggling with infertility, I in many ways, identify with Angie. It's not such a black and white situation, there ...

  • Maureen

    Super quick read...2 days. I couldn't put it down and I think it's b/c I could really relate to the main character, Angie. I loved how Hannah captures the emotion of Angie, who is not able to conceive...

  • Melanie

    I had no expectations for this book. I simply picked it up at the grocery store, becuase I had nothing else to read and it sort of looked promising. I've tried to read Kristin Hannah before, so that s...

  • Liza Wiemer

    Enjoyed this very much! The small town, the Italian restaurant, redefining family! Beautiful! ...