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She'd left town a starry-eyed innocent headed for the big city. Now Gwen Lacrosse returned home a savvy, sophisticated woman. But her mother's maddening new boarder enticed her as no one had before. Luke Powers was reputed to be an expert in both words and women - and soon he was turning Gwen's cool reason into something else entirely . . ....

Title : Her Mother's Keeper
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ISBN : 9780373510207
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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Her Mother's Keeper Reviews

  • Elena
    2019-01-30 19:54

    This book was somewhat an annoying read. The heroine is a presumptious little thing, assuming she can control her mother's life and that she knows better. But that's not even the problem ! The problem (to me!) is when there is a clear miscommunication that the author forcefully pushes until the end of the book, when in reality it would have been resolved in the first 10 minutes of the conversation (i.e. "Hi I am Gwen! You must be my mother's new boyfriend! Oh you are not?" The End!).Don't get me wrong, i understand that a romance novel can't "exist" without the main "misunderstanding" - but at least make it somewhat believable!!!! From page 1, the heroine is so sure that her mom and the hero are an "item" (even though we really don't get an explanation as to why she thinks this!). Then EVEN though she is sure he is with her mother, she still manages to make out with him, fall in love with him, etc... Does it NOT occur to her at ANY point to SPEAK to HIM about this?! Does she NOT think it's logical to say "we can't do this because i think you are sleeping with my mother?!" instead, all she keeps saying is that "she can't do this" - not really giving him a proper reason! ZERO communication!!! Romance novels are supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable, so i hate when the only emotion i have while reading it is annoyance and when i keep repeating in my head "this is soooo unrealistic! every normal woman would have confronted him by now and solved the misunderstanding in two sentences flat"

  • Mariana Americano
    2019-02-09 18:16

    This book, made me laught a lot! It's a great book and Gwen and Luke's are a lovely couple.

  • Pilar SC
    2019-02-21 20:10

    La trama muy predecible. Le falta algo a la historia. Eso sí, muy buen narrada. Roberts nunca decepción en ese sentido.

  • Jesi
    2019-02-24 20:50

    I really didn't like the main character in this one. She was too... young, maybe. Making assumptions, "trying to protect her mother" which really read as her deciding what was okay and how her mother should be, being manipulative and seeing nothing wrong with it... I would have decked her, had I been the male lead. I usually enjoy Roberts, but this book just didn't sit well.

  • Corinne
    2019-02-10 16:58

    I like some of Nora Roberts books, but this wasn't one of them. It had no redeeming qualities and was just pure romance shlock. No mystery, not a strong central character, no interesting side plots. I would recommend skipping over this one.

  • Loes M.
    2019-01-27 18:54

    So in this book, Gwen was raised by a single mother who has her head in the clouds and who sometimes has people stay over to be able to afford her big mansion house. Gwen herself was always much more practical, growing up as a tomboy and now working at a fashion magazine as a big-shot editor in the big city. She keeps in touch with her mother through letters (because phones apparently didn’t exist in the nineties) and she is convinced that her mother is having an affair with a man twelve years her junior. So of course, there is nothing to do but take a month off and rush home to save her mother.I didn't like Gwen: a 23-year-old who thinks she knows everything and needs to save her mother from a much younger man. Her mother can definitely take care of herself, and never needed Gwen's help before. Also: she doesn't even talk to her mother about it. Because if she had, the entire book wouldn't have happened. If she had just gone home, talked to her mother about her concerns about Luke, and then her mother could have immediately told her they weren't dating but that Luke was helping her with her book. Case closed! Of course, that wouldn't be a very long romance novel then... So, Luke and Gwen. Luke is a lovable guy, a successful writer who doesn't mind physical labour and is glad to help out Gwen's mom. He knows Gwen thinks he's dating her mother, but he doesn't correct her. Instead, he continues to stick close to her, kiss her and make her angry. He gets offended himself by what she thinks of him, but it would be so easily resolved... At the same time, he also tries to keep his distance from her because she is so much younger than him. So both of them are attracted to the other but trying to keep their distance at the same time. The end also bothered me: Gwen is like, oh, I'm only 12 years younger than you but it is no problem. While in the beginning she was outraged that her mother was dating a man 12 years younger than herself. Stupid!Didn't like this book, Nora Roberts has written so much better! This is one from the nineties though, so I forgive her!More on:

  • Ashley Christensen
    2019-02-18 17:52

    She spent most of the book thinking her mom was having an affair with him, and let him kiss her and fall in love with him anyway. What is with these romance novels in the 80s? I'm glad this isn't a trend anymore. I feel like I should just update all of these with "Standard 80s Romance" and move on.

  • Aishwarya Damodar
    2019-02-04 18:18

    I like some of Nora Roberts books, but this certainly wasn't one of them. I am glad she evolved as an author eventually. Spoiler ..!!Awful plot, weak characters especially the central one - Gwenievre who is messed up in her head and actions. Such poor characterization and predictable story. Don't recommend it even for a light read.Give it a miss!

  • Tena
    2019-02-07 18:17

    Enjoyed the story line. A good read, just not as great as her other books. It teaches a lesson about jumping to conclusions.

  • B_becka
    2019-02-19 22:14

    Not one of her best... If you suspect someone to be involved with your mother I would be really disgusted with myself if I didn't turn down his advances before I have all cards on the table.

  • elstaffe
    2019-02-05 15:10

    3.5 rounds up to 4 stars.

  • Dusty_Rusty
    2019-02-08 19:55

    3 stars.

  • 78sunny
    2019-02-11 14:02

    Kurz-Meinung:Das Hörbuch war ein Reinfall für mich – sowohl vom Inhalt als auch vom Sprecher.Der Inhalt war extrem kitschig und kaum nachvollziehbar. Und das sagt jemand der Kitsch sonst wirklich gut findet. Die Beziehung zwischen Gwen und Mortimer entwickelt sich viel zu schnell. Es wird mit keiner Silbe glaubhaft erklärt warum sich da überhaupt etwas zwischen den beiden entwickelt und schon liegen sie sich in den Armen und schmachten dahin. Noch lächerlicher wird das ganze dann am Ende als sich Mr SexyUndVerführerisch plötzlich zum Moralapostel erklärt und auf Liebe vor der Ehe aus Respekt vor der Mutter verzichtet. Hallo? In einem historischen Roman hätte ich das durchaus verstanden, aber das hier ist doch zeitgenössisch. Die weibliche Hauptperson ist nervig und naiv. Sie macht Urlaub im Haus ihrer Mutter, weil sie deren angeblichen Geliebten vergraulen will. Die Dialoge wirken schwülstig und so unpassend für die Zeit. Der männliche Hauptcharakter soll wohl um die Mitte/Ende 30 sein, aber wirkt durch den Sprecher wie ein 50jähriger. Da wirken dann die Szenen zwischen Gwen die wohl Anfang 20 ist und ihm recht merkwürdig. Auch von der Sprachweise her klingt Mortimer wie ein alter Mann und er bezeichnet Gwen auch oft als unschuldiges Mädchen. Ich persönlich hatte am Anfang des Buches aber eher den Eindruck, dass wir es hier mit einer gestandenen Frau zu tun haben, die genau weiß was sie will und gut allein klar kommt. Außerdem passiert hier etwas so offensichtliches, dass man die Protagonistin nur schütteln will und fragen möchte wie blöd sie eigentlich ist. Also ich kann es wirklich überhaupt nicht empfehlen. Der Sprecher hat eigentlich eine super angenehme Stimme, aber eher für Fantasy oder Märchen. Diese Liebesgeschichte wirkt durch seine teilweise laszive Art einige Stellen zu lesen, richtig lächerlich. Es passt einfach nichtMeine Wertung:2 von 5 Sternen

  • Maura
    2019-02-24 20:51

    Ugh. Not a good book at all. We start out with an annoying heroine who leaps and bounds to all the wrong conclusions, feels the need to control her mother's life, is outright rude to people she doesn't know and is actually something of a whiny spoiled brat. The hero isn't much better. He spends a good portion of the book being a complete asshat. He seduces the heroine knowing that she thinks he's sleeping with her mother...yeah, try to follow that... He never bothers to correct her. He's mean to her, he humiliates her and laughs at her and doesn't seem to respect her all that much. And their first kiss? You call that romance? This guy blows hot and cold too. One moment he's talking about how it's going to be when they make love and the next she's begging for it and he's pushing her away. I couldn't figure out why she fell in love with the dick head. And maybe this would have been better if we even once got inside the hero's head so we could see that he was actually a decent guy, but we don't, so we think he's just an sort of charming but very arrogant asshole. There's also a weird pedo vibe where the hero admits to thinking of the heroine as a child and trying to get past that...all the while he's lusting after her.

  • Amy Kane heinzelman
    2019-02-13 21:52

    I rated this one a two because, after a little break from it, I was able to finish it. That can't be said about all books so that earned it a star.There were lots of wrong things about this book. The main character is 23 and is treated as if she has 15 more years world experience. In reality, her brain is still growing for about two more years. She acts like a child and can't seem to control her emotions or actions, and yet, the book refers to her as if she's approaching 40. Luke treats her as a child and she still falls for him. She takes his lead on everything and gets mad at herself. He shows up everywhere, gets her mad, then takes her hand and kisses her and she gets mad at herself for letting her defenses down. The same cycle, over and over, and over....again and again.I usually fall to Nora books when. I need a break from a brain that needed a thought process. I think of Nora as comfort food...I don't read her all the time but then I do, it's like I'm curling up on the couch with a warm bowl of soup. Not this time. I'll still read her... This was her first book I didn't like.

  • Mojca
    2019-01-31 16:57

    Gwen comes back home to Louisiana to end her mother's affair with a writer who she thinks is merely using her, and ends up falling for the guy herself.A premise (and plot) that could be solved with a single conversation (between mother and daughter or the hero coming clean from the start), an idiotic heroine that thinks she's all that but in the end really is just a child, and a story so paper thin it was laughable.I rolled my eyes at the dialogues, I rolled my eyes at the heroine's inner monologues...This certainly hasn't aged well.

  • ekarifin
    2019-02-13 19:09

    Yay... another Herlequin...Hmm... kali ini temanya pulang kampung dan ketemu cowo cakep yang ternyata lagi ngekost di rumah... Woooaaa... saya berasal dari keluarga yang rata-rata bule-bule dan bude-bude saya pengusaha kos2an, bahkan ada yang khusus cowo, tapi nggak pernah ada yang cakep... *sigh*Anyway, ceritanya sih simple, Gwen denger katanya mamanya punya kekasih baru dan jauh lebih muda. Itulah alasannya kenapa dia memutuskan untuk pulang kampung, dan kesalahpahaman itu terjadi sepanjang novel. Padahal, kalo datang-datang Gwen langsung mengkonfrontasi Luke dan bukannya malah terpanah asmara pada pandangan pertama, ceritanya bakalan selesai di halaman kesepuluh. Tapi itulah roman... hahaha... Happy Weekend everyone, What are you reading?e

  • Nicola
    2019-02-22 14:05

    I can honestly say that I am not sure if it is the narrator or the author that so quickly and completely drew me into the world of Gwen and Like. From the beginning I had to keep listening in order to find out what happened next. I liked the relationship that developed between Luke and Gwen, despite all of the misunderstandings and misconceptions.Gwen's mother, Annabelle, was also a very likeable chatacter. It felt completely realistic that her mother would respond to Gwen's inquiries in the way that she did. I too may have read more into those responses, as they were given so innocently and honestly. It was Gwen's previously conceived notions that caused them to be misinterpreted,that and the fact that Luke did nothing to correct them.A very enjoyable Listen!

  • Julie Barrett
    2019-02-06 18:05

    Her Mother's KeeperGwen LaCross is there at her mothers, Annabelle where she runs an inn. One of the men is Luke Powers and she's taken to him, the author.Her mother was drawn to him and she is there to see what she sees in him cuz she knows it's wrong.Louisiana bayou's hold a mystery and it brings her back in time. She works at Style in NYC where she's in charge of models and deadlines and Bradley is an artist and he wants her to sit for him.She had broken up with Michael before she came to help her mother.Falling into the water, while he saves the bucket of berries, and then the rain makes the clothes cling to her every curve. Tender love takes place and things move on from there.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-04 21:05

    Okay, So I recently read 3 of Nora's older books, this one, "From this Day", and "Less of a Stranger". All 3 are very similar in that the women seem much less strong. They all wind up giving in to the men that come into their lives, and the men push them around alot. It's like in their minds they never want to kiss or be intimate with these men but the men just grab them and they wind up giving in. Also, I guess because these are older books, the men don't have sex with them, but wait until they are married. I think it's very interesting to compare Nora's earlier works to her more recent ones.

  • Linda Bogaard
    2019-01-27 18:15

    Very typical, very predictable romance novel by Nora Roberts.Everyone is exceptionally good looking and talented and the main character can't stand the other character at first (this time its the young woman who doesn't like the guy) but through a series of events, just can't resist him and falls in love and they "live happily ever after". Gag! Was a light listen while driving in the car.Daughter thinks man is taking advantage of her mother and that mother is falling in love with the guy.

  • Tania Martins
    2019-02-07 15:04

    Engraçado dentro do estilo Nora anos 80 mas as tantas achei a protagonista meio tontinha das ideias, quer dizer o Luke tambem não ajudou mas achei que eram demasiadas confusões desnecessariamente, salvou-se as personagens secundárias como os pintores e mesmo a mãe dela tambem a achei meio insonsa, achei aquele final muito abrupto. A Gwen era muito madura para umas coisas e para outras, porque e que a mãe dela não podia apaixonar-se por alguem mais novo mas ela podia apaixonar-se por um homem doze anos mais velho?In the end all ends well mas ainda assim muito fraquinho a meu ver!

  • Maria
    2019-02-12 14:02

    A very lighthearted book for a lazy summer afternoon. The Heroine Gwen we get to know quite well but the Hero, I don´t know anything about him other than he is a writer who likes to get down to earth at times and chop trees. He was just to sketchy for me. And I wonder if it´s because it´s a rather old book that the story is about age differences and why the Hero doesn´t make love to the Heroine. He likes his bride to be a virgin and he is afraid she will lose her alluring innocence.No I didn´t like the book so much.

  • Mafi
    2019-02-03 14:00

    À semelhança de Ash e Ty de "Mundos Opostos", Luke e Gwen foram um casal também ambíguo: gostei deles, como personagens individuais (mais do Luke) mas como casal senti que faltava ali algo, e depois aquele pensamento da Gwen, que fazia com que se sentisse culpada pelo amor por Luke foi um pouco parvo, porque tirou conclusões precipitadas e podia muito bem ter resolvido logo os problemas, ao perguntar à mãe as suas dúvidas. Opinião completa aqui: http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...

  • Luvmena
    2019-01-28 15:58

    Her mother needed her... Gwen Lacrosse had decided. So she took a vacation from her demanding New York job with prestigious Style Magazine to go home to Louisiana. Gwen was sure that her mother had been duped by the successful and unscrupulous author Luke Powers. How could anyone fall for such a man? When Gwen met Luke she discovered the answer to her question: Luke was the most attractive man she had ever met. Gwen knew that she should persuade him to return to his native California...but how could she, when she knew that he would take her heart with him?

  • Gramedia Pustaka Utama
    2019-02-11 15:56

    Pulang hanya untuk menyelamatkan ibunya dari laki2 perayu, itu yang di lakukan Gwen, dan dengan mengancam Luke untuk menjauhi ibunya. Tetapi yang dihadapi oleh Gwen ternyata diluar dugaannya, pria ini sangat menarik, dan rasanya wajar jika Annabelle tertarik, sehingga Gwen mengerahkan kemampuannya untuk memikat Luke, yang ternyata juga menaruh hati padanya. Annabelle sebenarnya sengaja mengatur isu ini agak Gwen segera pulang dan bertemu dengan pria yang akan di jodohkan ibunya kepadanya. Seperti biasa Nora membuat latar belakang yang sangat menarik pada setiap buku2 yg ditulisnya.

  • Kristiana S
    2019-02-09 22:00

    Waktu mengambil buku ini dari tumpukan dosa di lemari, aku sempet ngira kalo buku ini belum terbaca. Tapi setelah beberapa bab pertama, langsung ingat kalau aku udah baca buku ini sebelumnya. Terus terang aku ga terlalu suka sama ceritanya. Tapi buku ini punya pesan moral agar kita ga mencampuri urusan orang lain, dan bahwa cinta itu ga mengenal batas usia. Apalah artinya perbedaan usia 12 tahun bagi sepasang manusia? (ecieeeee..)

  • Mona
    2019-01-28 21:59

    I happened to read first "From this day" and the type of story is so alike. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book. It's so catchy and funny (thanks to the character Luke, in my opinion) I quite dislike the way passion rose between them in a few seconds and how the girl gave in just like that. But I must say, this is something personal. The end was disappointing, not much, but it was. So predictable... It's a summer read or a weekend read. Nothing outstanding, but entertaining.

  • Joy Naitore
    2019-02-17 16:00

    What can I say about Gwen and Mr. Powers...hmmmm I saw the spark despite the 12 years age difference. I did not blame Gwen at all when she thought Mr. Powers and her mum were having an affair...their age blended very well.....Who wouldn't leave the expensive New York to go and save her mum from this Bold 'Atrocious' and 'Beastly' man...... Gwen has a wild mindI don't blame her....hehe

  • iyan dhiannia
    2019-02-13 14:04

    its a fun book...lucu pokoknya...kecurigaan adalah buah dari ketergesa-gesaan, hikmah yang bisa diambil dari nhe book adalah kita emang ga boleh berprasangka, baik itu prasangka baek lagi buruk ^_^di sisi lain nda baik juga mencerminkan sesuatu yang nda benar dan nda meluruskan apa 'yang kelihatan'