A Novel

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2010
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A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma, streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Playaway Digital Audio, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781609410131
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (9 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.


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Feb 08, 2014

I usually love Anita Shreve, but found this one disappointing. I found the characters, especially Sheila to be shallow.

aaa5756 Jun 25, 2011

very disappointing book C-

BookEnthusiast Jun 24, 2011

I've read Anita's other works - Pilot's Wife, Fortunes Rock and Sea Glass - and I don't believe Rescue has as much depth or interest. To me, it seems that this book was written to fill a quota and would make a better screen play.

Mar 28, 2011

A rookie paramedic rescues a young woman; falls for her; and marries her. They have a daughter.

Soon after the marriage falls apart.
After 18 years, they meet under unusual circumstances in a hospital where their daughter lay in ICU.

Heart-tugging and an occasional tear-jerker read!

Mar 28, 2011

Not as deep as the bookjacket review would like you to believe. But a very easy and very entertaining read. It goes quickly. Somewhat predictable, but I enjoyed it anyway.

neylonmo Mar 23, 2011

I always like Anita Shreve, but wasn't crazy about the subject matter of this book when I started. She seemed too crazy, he seemed too straight. But as the story went on I liked it a lot - and could see the daughter as a solid blend of both. Worth the read, but not as absorbing as a Jodi Picoult book or anything.

Mar 22, 2011

Couldn't finish. Very superficial writing. No depth.

Dec 24, 2010

Good vintage Anita Shreve

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