Emerald

Emerald Phyllis Whitney is and always will be the Grand Master of her craft Barbara MichaelsCarol Hamilton is terrified of her ex husband a wealthy and powerful man who will stop at nothing to take their s

  • Title: Emerald
  • Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
  • ISBN: 9780449200995
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Phyllis Whitney is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft Barbara MichaelsCarol Hamilton is terrified of her ex husband, a wealthy and powerful man who will stop at nothing to take their son away from her To escape him, Carol seeks refuge at the Palm Springs home of her great aunt, Monica Arlen, a once celebrated movie star While under her spell, Carol, a j Phyllis Whitney is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft Barbara MichaelsCarol Hamilton is terrified of her ex husband, a wealthy and powerful man who will stop at nothing to take their son away from her To escape him, Carol seeks refuge at the Palm Springs home of her great aunt, Monica Arlen, a once celebrated movie star While under her spell, Carol, a journalist, decides to write a book about Monica What she doesn t realize, though, is that digging into the past is going to break open old and terrible secrets that set the stage for murder.

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    1. I used to read Phyllis Whitney's books when in my 20's and recently came across Emerald. Taking into consideration that this was written over 25 years ago, the subject of Hollywood actors from its golden era was still interesting, and references to the 'modern-day' main character using a typewriter and pay phone made me smile. That being said, with the exception of Monica - the reclusive old Hollywodd star - none of the characters, including the divorced Mom on the run with her young son - ever [...]

    2. I haven't read a Phyllis Whitney book in years. I now remember why. The stories are very similar. There is a young woman in a strange, usually wealthy, location. She enters an atmosphere filled with distrust, anger and hidden secrets. The secrets are just about to be revealed. There is a troubled man who distrusts the young woman, usually for no reason at all. This will lead to a light romance. There is a murder or two to make the atmosphere even scarier. Then the person who no one suspects, inc [...]

    3. Well, I finished it but am not really sure why -- I didn't really like any of the characters -- the writing, even tho Phyllis Whitney is supposed to be good, made the characters shallow. Maybe because the book was about the Hollywood scene of long ago -- i'm not sure. I gave it an "ok" but don't really recommend it.

    4. Due to other distractions , it took me longer to read than it would normally , at times I wondered where it was going but as the book progressed I became more engrossed in the storyline and by the end I could'nt wait to pick it up and finish it , all in all it was a good read , and I will be reading the next book the Heirs of Eldon

    5. This book was awful. I did not like that flow of the book as there were very choppy sections. I also did not like the "this happened" "then this happened" it bugs me. The only reason I gave it one star was because of the ending twist.

    6. Phyllis Whitney was definitely my favorite author years ago. Back then, I'd rate these at a 4, but if I was to read them now, they'd be between a 3 and a 3.5. Good mysteries, well written. They all neatly wrap up and are a bit sophomoric though.

    7. Great mystery. Woman runs from hurtful husband with small son. Seeks refuge with distant relative, a former movie star who lives on side of San Jacinto Mt. Many long kept secrets are destroying her aunt. She sets out to write a book about her.

    8. Well written enough, just sort of boring I guess. I wasn't very attached to any of the characters, can and the one plot twist (while I didn't see it coming) wasn't terribly exciting. I wish I had loved it!

    9. To my embarrassment I enjoyed this melodramatic mystery romance. I fear I'm getting hooked on Whitney's novels. I can't understand why. The plots are all similar: a young woman is faced with difficult circumstances and there is a set of villains and a set of support--yet there is also some mystery with both sets that isn't explained until the last few pages. Yes, that's it! I like that unexpected twist at the end. Plus, the books are slim and undemanding.

    10. Another Whitney masterpiece, Carol Hamilton is running from her rich, but abusive husband. He will stop at nothing to recover their young son, who he has already beaten. Carol has no one to turn to but her great-aunt, a famous classic movie star, who lives in a secluded mansion in Palm Springs. A journalist by profession before her marriage, Carol decides to write a book about the famous Monica Arlen only to discover there are some secrets best left buried in the past. As with all Whitney books, [...]

    11. This book just didn't reach me. The writing style was very dry and matter of fact. It felt very "and then this happened and then this happened". I never got invested in the characters or the storyline.

    12. I love Phyllis A whitney's stories. It was fun to read this book for the second time and I forgot alot in it since in has been over 5 years but it is a really fun and exciting book to read.

    13. Good book with nice twists. Ending a nice surprise, but dragged in so many spots. Skipped through lots of passages.

    14. An 80s mystery, quick light read with a super plot twist at the end. But the romance part so was incredibly rote-didn't like each other, well maybe they are okay, fall in love.

    15. While in the midst of solving a murder mystery, Carol Hamilton discovers the solution to her own personal problems.

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