Still the One

Still the One Robin Wells takes us back to Chartreuse Louisiana for a deeply moving story of forgiveness and second chancesILL THE ONEAfter Katie Charmaine s husband is killed in Iraq all she has left is a close

  • Title: Still the One
  • Author: RobinWells
  • ISBN: 9780446555982
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Robin Wells takes us back to Chartreuse, Louisiana, for a deeply moving story of forgiveness and second chancesILL THE ONEAfter Katie Charmaine s husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she s always wanted Until Zack Ferguson showRobin Wells takes us back to Chartreuse, Louisiana, for a deeply moving story of forgiveness and second chancesILL THE ONEAfter Katie Charmaine s husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she s always wanted Until Zack Ferguson shows up in town with the daughter Katie gave up for adoption nearly seventeen years ago.Zack Ferguson has never forgotten Katie, or the one magical night they spent together Seeing her again brings up a tidal wave of emotions regret over the way he left her, anger at the secret she kept, and desire he hasn t felt in years But he s in town for Gracie Their daughter is sixteen, angry at the world, and worst of all pregnant She needs the love of her two parents now than ever Can these three forgive the hurts of the past and open their hearts to each other

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    1. STILL THE ONE by Robin Wells is a story full of heartache, pain, and love. Like so many other wives before her, Katie suffers the shock of finding that her husband has been killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq. That right there should be enough to hook many readers and tug on a few heartstrings. Ms. Wells takes the story of the war widow and brings it to life within the pages of this book. Readers are left to ponder the question of what they would do if their spouse, their love, was gon [...]

    2. Such a wonderful painful story of a mother,really my heart went to Katie and i support her decision of giving the baby away cause Katie herself was a teenage girl with no support what so ever,no education and no way to ear money n give child his rightful needs and the child's rights to have a good home whith 2 parents who love and care for them.It was a beautifully potrayed how Katie takes decision as a mother even when it broke her heart to give the child away and the letter ohh dear i really c [...]

    3. 3.5/5 StarsKatie Charmaine is still grieving over the death of her husband who was killed in Iraq two years earlier. Then she receives an unexpected surprise. Zack, the guy Katie fell for during the summer she was 17, has shown up in her small town, and he isn’t alone. He brought with him the daughter Katie gave up for adoption 16 years earlier. 16 year old Gracie is pregnant, and dealing with the death of her adoptive parents. Zack hopes to share joint custody with Katie, and give Gracie the [...]

    4. This book was an amazing read.I could go and summarize it but it is just worth to be read without any spoilers I might serve you.The only thing I had a problem with was the next:(view spoiler)[I do not get Dave. He was alcoholic. His wife kicked him out of his bed because he was a nasty drunk.I would understand the one time when he slept with secretary. I would. He was horrified afterward. But then he continued to have sex with her. Why? Ok, he gave him affection. Btw why did a 20 years younger [...]

    5. Author Robin Wells is an accomplished romance author, having written over a dozen titles for Harlequin and won the National Readers' Choice Award for her title, Baby, Oh Baby. She has also won the prestigious National Golden Heart Award from the Romance Writers of America, and her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Before writing romance she was an advertising and public relations executive. Other titles include: Wild About You, Between the Sheets, Ooh La La, Babe Magn [...]

    6. I absolutely loved this story. Katie's inability to let go of her husband was so sad to me. I've lost family members before, but I think loosing someone who you've decided to spend your life with must be devastating. However, I think that at some point you do have to move on with your life. Zack and Gracie were just what Katie needed to move on. I got the sense that she was really ready to move on, but her heart was standing in the way. Which is all understandable. I didn't really "relate" to an [...]

    7. Still the One is a heartwarming read full of tender moments and authentic emotions.Some of my most favorite stories are those about first loves and second chances. With this in mind and a premise that intrigued me enough I decided to give this story a chance. Although, stories about second chances isn't a novel idea, something many people may interpret as predictable, what I was curious about, was how the story was told and its ability to evoke emotions from the reader.The book turned out to be [...]

    8. Families come in all shapes and sizes as is evident in Robin Wells' novel Still the One. It does not take long for word to travel around small town Chartreuse, Louisiana, that Katie Charmaine not only has a pregnant 17-year-old daughter, but the wealthy and handsome man who bought Ashton house is the father. After Gracie's adoptive parents were killed in an automobile accident she was sent to live with her aunt where she discovered the identities of her birth parents. After Googling their names [...]

    9. I was in need of a good romance. I’m in the middle of quite a few non-fiction books and it was just time to take a break from the seriousness and read a good love story. If this tells you anything about how good the book is, I started it this afternoon and finished it just a few minutes ago, all 412 pages of it.From the start you get pulled in to Zack and Katie’s relationship, the shock of finding out about Gracie, the turmoil between Katie’s mother and father in law. And you’re rooting [...]

    10. I only picked up this book as a group I am in was reading it, I actually expected that I would give it up, so imagine my surprise when I very quickly feel in love with the characters and couldn't turn the page fast enough, even though the book was predictable, it was the characters that kept you enthralled.All of them, Kate, Zach, Gracie, Annette, and Dave have all been hurt in the past by those that loved them the most, they all have issues that were hard for them to work past, and they all in [...]

    11. A very good drama romance. Kate gets reunited with her old flame from seventeen years ago when he come back to her home town. Only he doesn't come alone, he's got the daughter they had that Kate gave up for adoption. You follow their emotions through the books as they get together and form a family. A real touching story, your rooting for the characters right from the get go, especially the firecracker of a daughter. It's very different from her other books, all of which were more comedic romanc [...]

    12. Still the One is a happy-ending to a serious dysfunctional situations. Katie Charmaine is basically going through the motions of her life until this event. When most people give their child up for adoption they home that they end up in a better home and situation than themselves. It’s the main reason for choosing adoption. When Katie Charmaine’s first love returns to town with the daughter she gave up for adoption, it’s definitely a shock. But to find out she’s pregnant like you were at [...]

    13. I really liked this book, but it was an emotional read.Almost from the start of the book, I was getting choked up and teary.It was a very emotional story about a woman who gave up her baby for adoption when she was 17.The child, who was now 17 and pregnant, entered the heroine's life - along with the father - after the girl's adoptive parents died and a couple of years after the heroine was widowed.It was great to see how the hero and heroine dealt with the past and their determination to help t [...]

    14. For those that enjoy a good romance, I promise this novel will tug on your heart. Take a widow of a Troop in Iraq, a visitor and memories from the past, a secret revealed, and mix it all up, and you have a wonderful story to get lost in.I really enjoyed this book. The story was heartwarming with a touch of humor and a serious side that makes one look back to teen and summer romances, choices and dreams. The characters were lovable, sassy, funny, and at the same time very serious, causing them to [...]

    15. This is a wonderful story of young love, heartbreak, happiness, second chances and even forgiveness. a child (Gracie) is given up for adoption and 17 years later she finds her birth parents but that's not all she is pregnant herself like her mother 17 years before her and needs her birth parents help.Katie has lost her husband 2 years prior to her daughter (Gracie) finding here so she is still dealing with the loss of her beloved husband and now she is dealing with her daughter, her unborn gran [...]

    16. i just found out i won this. i am excited to get it and read it soon!i just started it. its good so far!5/23/2010just finished it in two days. it was so good, parts of it made me cry. i would love to see a second book take up where it left off. re-read jan 1 2017 ( in one day)she got preg when she was 17 and the boy disappeared and she couldnt tell him. she gave the baby up for adoption but left a note telling who the parents werethe baby is now a 17 yr old girl, her parents died in a car accide [...]

    17. Not a bad book overall. It's just something that you would expect from Susan Mallery more than any other author. Robin Wells does a very good job of steping outside her comfort zone and tackling a book about an angry, pregnant teenager in mourning dealing with her biological parents that she has just met. Mallery herself couldn't have done a much better job. The only thing marking the difference between Wells and what Mallery would have done is the lack of cry-your-guts-out emotion that is synon [...]

    18. Still the One is a very sweet romance book. It's very formulaic, right down to the misunderstandings and the circumstances requiring the main characters to 'get stuck' living together. However, I enjoyed reading it & was sorry when it was over. I loved the addition of a side-line love story involving forgiveness and second chances later in life. It seemed as though the character's feelings and emotions were probably pretty true to life. I loved that the author didn't diminish Katie's love fo [...]

    19. I received this book via FirstReads. It's a wonderfully authentic and emotional view into the lives of a young military widow (Kate), her former teenage flame (Zack) newly returned to town after 17 years, with their pregnant teenage daughter (Gracie) - who has recently lost her adoptive parents in a tragic accident - in tow. Includes a side-story of Kate's late husband's parents' struggle to regain footing in their relationship after a betrayal. This novel could easily have turned into a complic [...]

    20. for me this was a meh book. it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. i'm not an expert in the romance genre and i'm not sure if all romance books are like this, but i thought the book was a little cheesy. it was definitely an emotionally packed book, but at the same time, some of the things the characters would say or do sounded like it was coming our of a bad chick flick. if you could look pass the chessiness then the book was quite enjoyable. all of the characters carried their own emot [...]

    21. WOW people! This story had me crying through half of the book! Robin's book was so touching and emotional that I just couldn't put it down and I caught myself rooting for these character's time and time again.This is a must read if your looking for a story that will touch your heart. There's love, loss, new life, and new love all rolled up into this one story. And of course, I loved the setting of the book A small town in Louisiana!I'm serious when I tell you that I cried for probably half of th [...]

    22. This was my first Robin Wells book, and I liked it! I thought the hook for this book was excellent, and after reading the back alone I knew I'd enjoy it. This book tugged on my heartstrings. I felt such empathy for Katie over her struggle to give her baby up for adoption as a teenager and then again for the loss of her husband in Iraq. The small town made this colorful, too, and I enjoyed the cozy setting. I would definitely read more from Robin Wells. Her nod for a RITA for this one is well-des [...]

    23. This plot of this book is rather predictable, but it has some very nice qualities which make it a worthwhile read. Robin Wells does a good job of depicting the struggle of conflicting emotions as a person seeks to overcome feelings of rejection and reach forgiveness and reconciliation. She also describes well some of the challenges of teenage pregnancy, especially the losses involved in no longer being a "normal" teen and the feelings of alienation at being "different." The book has many touchin [...]

    24. Katie Charmaine runs her small town beauty shop and tries to cope with losing her husband in Iraq. The return of her adolescent crush provides a major distraction, but he has not come alone. The child Katie gave up for adoption, their child, is with him looking for answers only Gracie is no longer a sweet baby but a belligerent pregnant teenager determined to Katie with all her might. As the three work on their problems, the eccentric oldsters and other marvelous secondary characters come along [...]

    25. This was the first of Robin's work I read and I absolutely fell in love. The characters pulled me in so deep, I suffered and rejoiced with them. Passages, word choices and phrasing jumped off the page. I laughed. I smiled. I hurt. And I hoped with every ounce of my empathy-bitten soul that a happy eternity would be the reward for the deserving heroine, hero and a confused teen with a big attitude and even bigger baggage. This story will dissolve even the toughest heart into a puddle of squishy l [...]

    26. 3 1/2 starsVery similar storyline to Life Unexpected Teenage girl has a baby. Doesn't tell baby's dad she had a baby. Gives baby up for adoption. Baby grows up into a rebellious teenager. Comes back to find birth dad asking for an emancipation. Birth dad and birth mom are ordered to share custody until teenager turns 18. Birth mom and dad fall back in love together. At least this had a happier ending than LUX did.

    27. This was a nice light, romantic read. The story was very current and I fell in love with the characters who all seemed to be hurting and needing to find a way to move on with their lives. I loved the setting of Chartreuse, Louisiana. It was small community which is my kind of place. If you like a nice contemporary romance novel, this one fits the bill. It's a nice story of forgiveness and second chances. It is a romance novel so there are the usual sexual scenes.

    28. While this book is considered a contemporary romance (and one that had some pretty hot moments…) this had a lot to do with the secondary characters and the impact of the choice made 17 years ago. I enjoyed Wells’ novel Still the One. I’m not usually big on “contemporary romance” but this one I’d recommend to others who enjoy reading novels about family drama, forgiveness, letting go, and love lost then found and rekindled.

    29. This sweet romance will bring a few tears to your eyes, but in a good way. I keep forgetting how much I love romance novels and then one like this comes along to remind me. I appreciate that you can buy a great read for under $7 and this one is just perfect for summer. There is a lot to like about this story: a reunion of mother and daughter and the father who didn't know that she existed. The characters and situations are wonderfully drawn and believable.

    30. I'm a sucker for happily-ever-after books so I did like this book quite a bit. The story was interesting and I liked the way it worked through everything. The characters were interesting and there were even several parts that made me laugh out loud. A worthwhile read.On a separate note - I do wish I'd noticed the main character's names were two of my kids names. That made it a little weird to read the love scenes! ;)

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