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Author: Kristin Hannah
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Title: The Things We Do for Love: A Novel
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Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (June 28, 2005)

The Things We Do for Love: A Novel by Kristin Hannah



Although this book is absolutely a love story, it's about all types of loves-not just romantic love. Kristin Hannah asks the questions with her characters of "What would you do for love?" Would you willingly walk through another hard time for the sake of love? She takes Angie and Lauren to the absolute worst thing that could happen to them and walks them though it. I truly loved this book, and I highly recommend it if you enjoy books that explore family relationships. There is no us, Angie, The gentle way he said it broke her heart. This vibrant poignancy washes through this book.

New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah touches the deepest, most tender corner of our hearts (Tami Hoag). Her last novel, Between Sisters, was chosen by CBS’s The Early Show as one of the best books of the summer. Now she returns with The Things We Do for Love – a poignant, evocative story that celebrates the magic of motherhood, the joys of coming home, and the price we so willingly pay 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.

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 soul and she is able to gently guide her characters into a full and rich life in a way that is believable and heartfelt.

I have one more Kristin Hannah book to read next, called Firefly Lane. I love fantasy books, I have just finshed the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Mass and they were amazing. Before that I read her 'A court of thorns and roses' series and loved them also. I am now reading City of Bones, as I have wanted to read it for ages but I am not gripped yet x.

Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling. The Washington Post Book World. The warmth and complexities of these characters grab hold of the heartstrings. Wrenching, convincing. About The Things We Do for Love. New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah touches the deepest, most tender corner of our hearts (Tami Hoag). Now she returns with The Things We Do for Love-a poignant, evocative story that celebrates the magic of motherhood, the joys of coming home, and the price we so willingly pay for love.

The Things We Do for Love. With Home Again, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah has written a moving, powerful novel about the fragile threads that bind together our lives and the astonishing possibility of second chances.

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In this unabashedly sentimental novel, a woman helps herself by extending help to others. Angela "Angie" Malone's obsessive need and persistent inability to have a child wrecked her marriage and has left her feeling lost and alone. Seeking comfort, she returns to the home of her big Italian family in the small town of West End, Washington, and finds new purpose in reviving the family business, a local restaurant, and in providing a home to a strong-minded pregnant teenager who has nowhere to turn. Author: Kristin Hannah. Street Date: February 16, 2010.

New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah “touches the deepest, most tender corner of our hearts” (Tami Hoag). Her last novel, Between Sisters, was chosen by CBS’s The Early Show as one of the best books of the summer. Now she returns with The Things We Do for Love—a poignant, evocative story that celebrates the magic of motherhood, the joys of coming home, and the price we so willingly pay 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.Praise for The Things We Do for Love“[Kristin] Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.” —The Washington Post Book World“Wonderful . . . enormously touching . . . The warmth and complexities of these characters grab hold of the heartstrings.”—RT Book Reviews “Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet.”—Publishers Weekly 
Reviews: 7
BroWelm
Kristin Hannah has the ability to write stories that leave a lasting impression. Angie Malone has had the worst year of her life. She lost her beloved father, her premature daughter dies at birth, and and she is now divorced from the husband that she still loves. She quits her job and moves to her small hometown to try to put her life back together. Once there, she finds that her mother is about to lose her late father's restaurant. Although she knows nothing of restaurant management, she throws herself into learning all she can and using her advertising experience to turn the business around. She also meets an impoverished 17 year old girl who tugs at her heartstrings. This is a warm, thought-provoking story of second chances and unusual family relationships. It stayed with me long after I had read the last page.
Mavivasa
On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts, The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah is a creamy butternut squash soup. Not only filling but delicious, this soup is filling and comforting on a cold winter day. And it always carries the personality of the maker, whether extra spice or not.

Angie's longing for a child has been the death of her marriage, and she returns to her giant Italian family in the West End to discover that the family restaurant has its own death sentence. She throws herself into saving the restaurant, and bit by bit, she refinds herself. In the process, she meets Lauren, a 17-year-old girl with a drive to improve herself but also a deep desire to have a mother. Will their friendship turn into something good or ruin their hope of good?

Time and time again, I've returned to Kristin Hannah for her gritty writing on relationships. Although this book is absolutely a love story, it's about all types of loves--not just romantic love. Kristin Hannah asks the questions with her characters of "What would you do for love?" Would you willingly walk through another hard time for the sake of love? She takes Angie and Lauren to the absolute worst thing that could happen to them and walks them though it.

I truly loved this book, and I highly recommend it if you enjoy books that explore family relationships.
Flamekiller
I have read all of Kristin Hannah's novels and this one is one of the best. It is a heart-rending story that hits the average American family, their ethnicity, their religious upbringing, and the temptations of life for young people. Relationships are the center of the story and how we all interact with each other. Each character is realistically developed and the reader feels like they are people they know. Hannah has a unique ability to make her characters come alive. I found the book hard to put down.
Chankane
A stand alone novel written Kristin Hannah and published in 2004, and it's currently on Amazon Kindle Store bestseller list.

“There is no us, Angie,” The gentle way he said it broke her heart. This vibrant poignancy washes through this book.

So it's no wonder that it's heart wrenching when Angela ‘Angie’ Malone’s 14-year old marriage ends (on page 14) to Conlan, a Seattle Times journalist. Angie leaves her job and returns to her childhood home to West End (a small town 120 miles from Seattle).

"As always, Mama smelled of thyme, Tabu perfume, and Aqua Net hair spray. The scents of Angie’s youth."

Here is where her close-knit DeSaria family lives going on 40 years, owns an Italian trattoria, her sisters’ marriages flourish, and where she must come to terms with life without a baby and without a husband. Months before she lost her daughter on five days old. The grief and desire to be a mother, ripped a hole in Angie and engulfed her marriage.

In a flash, the reader is transported to the Pacific West Coast, into a corner Victorian house that is well-cared for and where love (and food) abound. Hannah paints the fine details, from the crucifix on the wall, to the murmur of the dinner prayers, to the scents that pervade the air. Not to be outdone though are the family dynamics, the love, devotion, exasperation felt and the parsing of character idiosyncrasies are, for the most part, realistically woven. With the recent death of her father, there’s tincture of poignant sadness, if not longing for the past, peppered here and there. Throughout the book, it is evident that this is where the author shines (to an extreme).

The old adage ‘You can’t go home’ is tested, torqued, and explored when Angie decides to help out in the family run restaurant that might have to close if they can’t get in step with the times. Instead of moving in with her mother, Angie opts to stay in the beachfront cottage built by her dad. “…it was wild here. Primitive. The ocean roared… The property was covered by fallen pine needles and oversized ferns.”

With complex stories, come complex journeys so enter Lauren Ribido, the other heroine of TTWDFL. A senior who attends a private, exclusive catholic school on scholarship and has the brains and determination to make it into Stanford, in hopes of becoming a journalist. The only thing missing from Lauren’s life is a stable parent. The only child of a woman who became pregnant at 17, Lauren’s mom is a dysfunctional parent. An alcoholic, hair dresser, who’s been married a few times, and is emotionally unavailable for Lauren. It’s here where a few times, I felt pulled out of the story, questioning the plausibility of this ‘perfect’ teenager and some details (even if the story was published in 2004) as well as Lauren’s self-talk, which didn’t seem authentic. But not enough to put aside the book.

Lauren and Angie meet by accident, then again and they connect. Angie feels drawn to the girl, obviously in need. She offers her a job at the restaurant, much to the chagrin of Mrs. DiSaria.

The main story line is Lauren has a great boyfriend, David Haynes also a senior who attends Fircrest Academy : smart, sweet, caring, athletic, present, and all it takes is one oversight to change the course of a person’s life. Lauren becomes pregnant. A huge situation that impacts not only Lauren and David but of course, Angie is there to help. Except Angie’s been through assisting a teenager girl pregnant and in need. The last time, the young lady (who had been given a place in Angie’s heart and household) who was going to let Conlan and Angie adopt her baby, decided in the end, she couldn’t.

This time, it’ll be different, Angie tells herself, her family, and eventually when she reconnects with her ex-husband. But can it?

Sorry, no spoilers this time around except to say that based on Angie's and Lauren's arc the ending fits the story and it's emotionally gratifying. So for reveal, if you’d like to find out, grab this book and prepare to be delighted.

4.5 Stars (Rounded Up)
This reviewer enjoyed this story immensely. If you’re a reader who gets into layered family drama where there’s lots of love, a few laughs, and hard work, and in the end, it’s the deeply sewn ties that bind, then The Things We Do For Love will surely please.
Felolak
I cried through most of this book. Kristin Hannah has a way with stories and words to get to the heart of people's emotions. She writes about real life situations that are sure to hit home with many readers. This is the second book I have read that Ms Hannah has written. They have both been books for the heart.
Garr
Angie desperately wanted to have a baby. She and her husband tried and failed and tried again. Finally the strain of losing a child tore them apart. She moved back to her hometown to help in saving her family's restaurant and meets a teenager,Lauren , who has never really known what it means to belong to a family. I really empathized with the characters of this novel as I also had trouble conceiving and was born to an unwed teenage mother. A good read.
Bladebringer
Great Story Line, made me smile, and cry. Loved the characters , they were described so well i could picture them. Ive always like Kristin Hannah books. This was a winner.
For some strange reason, this book really touched my heart and I found myself wiping my eyes more than once. It is, in the end, a lesson for both young girls who don't know what motherhood can do if you're not ready for it, and for women who want children but can't have them for reasons beyond their control. As expected, Ms Hanna has come thru.