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by Sandra Steffen

Day By Day (Zebra Contemporary Romance) download ebook
ISBN:
0821771310
ISBN13:
978-0821771310
Author:
Sandra Steffen
Publisher:
Zebra; First Edition edition (July 1, 2002)
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Rating:
4.1

DAY BY DAY is an apt title for a strong relationship drama as Maggie recovers one step at a time

DAY BY DAY is an apt title for a strong relationship drama as Maggie recovers one step at a time. Audiences will feel the angst of those characters that cherish Maggie. Though that detour turns the novel into more of a soap opera, Sandra Steffen invokes sympathy from her readers who want the best for these basically good people.

Sandra Steffen, the bestselling author of The Cottage, touches our hearts once again with an emotionally compelling and complex tale of love, desperation, renewal - and a secret that will irrevocably change three people's lives. When a car accident leaves Maggie MacKenzie in a deep coma, her adoring husband sits at her bedside, day after day, with her sister, Jackie.

Maggie MacKenzie has everything that matters most. She has Spence, the husband she adores. She has two beautiful daughters

Maggie MacKenzie has everything that matters most. She has two beautiful daughters . com User, May 7, 2006. Another great tear jerker by Sandra Steffen. but don't read unless you are ready to cry. I cried all through it and loved every minute of it.

Sandra Steffen, the bestselling author of The Cottage, touches our hearts once again . When a car accident leaves Maggie MacKenzie in a deep coma, her adoring husband sits at her bedside, day after day, with her sister, Jackie

Sandra Steffen, the bestselling author of The Cottage, touches our hearts once again with an emotionally compelling and complex tale of love, desperation, renewal - and a secret that will irrevocably change three people's lives. In a moment of despair, Spence and Jackie reach out blindly for one another.

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Series: Zebra Contemporary Romance. Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages. Publisher: Zebra (October 1, 2008).

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With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. The Five Stages of Falling in Love is a Contemporary Romance. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together. Показать полность. lizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell- also known as grief.

Catch of the Day (Zebra Contemporary Romance). This is a nice, straightforward contemporary romance

Catch of the Day (Zebra Contemporary Romance). This is a nice, straightforward contemporary romance. There's no huge conflict or big misunderstanding, just two people trying to figure out if they can make a go of it. The characters are nicely developed and come across as believable and likable. Being partial to the rugged, outdoorsy type I was bound to have a huge crush on Ned, but I was surprised to find that I was also intrigued by Norah's character. It's refreshing to find two leads in a romance novel that avoid being stereotypes. Ned and Norah are far from perfect, but they end up being perfect for each other.

After awakening from a deep coma that was induced by a car accident, Maggie MacKenzie discovers just how much everything in her once perfect life has changed, especially those closest to her, and decides to make the most of the second chance she has been given by living her life in a brand new way. Original.
Reviews:
  • Hurus
Not your average love story which is written about in a book but a look at what real life love is all about: forgiveness and moving on and growing. It would be wonderful if all difficulties in marriage could be solved the way the characters in the story did.
  • *Nameless*
Anyone who lives in Grand Haven off of Lake Michigan knows that Maggie and Spencer MacKenzie clearly love each other with a relationship so strong few if any can rival it. Though their bonds are robust, the two adults nurture and love their two preadolescent children. While Spence works on a project, Maggie drives to the elementary school to deliver a bicycle helmet for her daughter to use in show and tell. An SUV runs a red light crashing into her vehicle leaving her in a coma.

The children are devastated with the loss of their mother, but perhaps not as much as Spence and Maggie's sister Jackie, already suffering emotional devastation from a recent divorce. After several weeks of raw feelings, Jackie and Spence fall in each other's arms and make love, but both regrets their actions the morning after. When Maggie regains consciousness, she has to learn how to live all over again and even try to love Spence, who is loaded with guilt. Will the once idyllic couple regain what they lost in a nanosecond of fate's intervention or is it over?

DAY BY DAY is an apt title for a strong relationship drama as Maggie recovers one step at a time. Audiences will feel the angst of those characters that cherish Maggie. The sidebar of the one night mistake and its aftermath add unnecessary emotion to an already terse drama filled with passion and feelings. Though that detour turns the novel into more of a soap opera, Sandra Steffen invokes sympathy from her readers who want the best for these basically good people.

Harriet Klausner
  • Hellstaff
Every now and again I read a book whose characters make my skin crawl. Such is the case with the characters of Spence and Jackie in this particular book by Sandra Steffan. I loved Maggie and her two daughters and I enjoyed the developing story about her recovery following the devastating auto accident and the resulting coma. However, while Ms. Steffan tried her best to make Spence and Jackie sympathetic characters and while she stressed how much the two of them loved Maggie and how they betrayed her just because they were so unhappy (awwww), I could just imagine that if these were real characters the two of them would be on the Jerry Springer Show whining about how they didn't mean to hurt Maggie and how their sexual encounter "just happened." The reason for their encounter was that they both thought Maggie was near death and would probably die the next day when she was removed from life support. I had always thought the expression that a man or woman was with someone else before the spouse's "body was cold" was just an expression. How confusing it must have been for them when Maggie didn't die.

The excuse that Spence was asleep and was dreaming so he thought Jackie was Maggie was not very credible because he and Jackie were talking about Maggie just before their encounter. Also, when Jackie told Maggie that Spence was dreaming, she never did answer when Maggie asked her, "And what about you? Were you dreaming too?" I believe that if I returned from a hospital after being told that my husband would be removed from life support the next day, I would not be doing any strange things in my sleep that night because I don't believe I would be doing much sleeping.

To add insult to injury, Ms. Steffan decided Jackie would get pregnant as a result of her brief encounter with her sister's husband and when she gives birth, the child is the son he has always wanted. Family events in that household must be a riot as Maggie constantly has her nose rubbed in her husband's infidelity every time she sees the "nephew" who is also her husband's son. I couldn't quite grasp why everyone's future unhappiness should be Maggie's fault if she couldn't forgive her husband and her sister. Surely, that responsibility rested with the two who cheated. When Maggie couldn't bring herself to sleep with Ivan in retaliation, I was hoping she would at least make Spence think she had done so.

While Ms. Steffan was apparently trying to show how much Jackie loved her sister, when Jackie thought of Maggie as "Saint Maggie" it seemed to me that showed the contempt and derision she actually felt toward Maggie. I keep almost every book I purchase but I did not enjoy reading about a man who would cheat on his wife with his wife's sister and I did not enjoy reading about a woman who would sleep with her sister's husband. This is one book I will not be keeping.
  • Kit
Very thought provoking book. Spence and Jackie did do the deed but it truly wasn't an affair. Maybe a one night stand but possibly not even that. It was two people reaching out in their shared grief. Something that only people who have experienced can truly understand. It's almost a reaffirmation of sharing the joy of bring alive!

No he didn't apologize. He did try to though. But sometimes apologizing really isn't enough. I felt that both Spence and Jackie had to live with their hidden sin and guilt for so long until it was brought to light in all of it's ugly glory.

Maggie wouldn't have been able to accept a hastily worded apology. She needed to work through a lot of things to get to forgiveness. That is a daily chore, forgiveness. It's not easy and I'm sorry is NEVER enough.

I found some of the lines early on in the story very telling. How Maggie tells Spence that only someone she truly loves can hurt her or not wanting to waste so much energy to hurt someone that she loved. That was why it hurt so much and that is why she was divided in her feelings. If it had been anyone else I believe it would have been different. But since it was two of the people she loved best it hurt so much more and was harder to deal with.