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More than Words
by Diana Palmer & Carla Neggers Emilie Richards, Brenda Novak & Susan Mallery

Category: Fiction / General
384 pages; ISBN: 0373836198

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


More than Words
Diana Palmer, Carla Neggers, Emilie Richards, Brenda Novak & Susan Mallery
Harlequin, Oct 2004, $12.95, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0373836198

“The Greatest Gift” by Diana Palmer. Homeless Mary and her three preadolescent children stay at a shelter where they observe acts of kindness. Inspired, Mary encourages “Chefs to the Rescue” to donate food throwaways to help the needy.

“Close Call” by Carla Neggers. Marianne escaped an abusive spouse, but now wonders if the kindhearted man could be a surrogate of her ex. She knows that safety is a click away at Shelternet, but will be surprised when she learns who he really is and why he is here.

“Hanging by a Thread” by Emilie Richards. Foster child Molly is a nice kid about to be placed in a group home. Her neighbor Tracy takes the young teen into her home where they forge a relationship one stitch at a time thanks to “Quilts from Caring Hands”.

“Small Packages” by Brenda Novak. Harrison is angry over his wife’s pregnancy but that turns to guilt when she dies along with one of the twins in childbirth. Nurse Noelle gives the grieving Harrison a “Memory Box” so that he can move on yet never forget

“Built to Last” by Susan Mallery. Marissa struggles to persuade cynical Aaron to donate to the Motherread/Fatherread program.

These five excellent inspirational tales based on genuine organizations will touch the readers’ souls as they obviously did the authors (and Harlequin – donating the proceeds to help women causes). Each story grips the audience with its relevant poignancy and encourages people to go forth and do great things for others.

Harriet Klausner


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