Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time

Large Print - 2010
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Andromeda "Andie" Miller is ready to move on with her life. After ten years of wavering, she plans to marry her fiancé and forget her ex-husband, North Archer, forever. But when Andie goes to his office and dumps ten years' worth of uncashed alimony checks on his desk - her idea of closure - he asks for one favor. A cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have already driven out three nannies. North needs her help. How can she refuse - especially when he's offered her $10,000 per month!

Andie packs up and off she goes to middle-of-nowhere, Ohio. When she arrives at the monstrous house that has been carted from England to southern Ohio, she realizes that things are much worse than North anticipated. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren't your average delinquents, the house may be haunted, and the housekeeper is crazy, dangerous - or both!

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2010.
Edition: Center Point large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781602858749
1602858748
Characteristics: 478 p. --

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sarahalex_nimy
Oct 04, 2017

In the typical JC fashion, this book was weirdly fun! (I am not sure this is a correct phrase)..

The characters were fun to read about and the supernatural element in the book was an interesting touch, which made it a bit different from all other JC books.
Cruise never fails to deliver and all her books are made for re-reads!!

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nidofito
Feb 19, 2014

This was a crazy fun read! Loved the chemistry between the main couple and between Andie and the kids.

One thing I didn't like was the excessive promises made by Andie. Some thing goes wrong, she swears she'll make it right. Someone gets hurt, she swears she'll fix it. I just don't like seeing promises made so casually since it doesn't do anything. I suppose it shows that she's passionate but it just got very repetitive.

On a side note, i don't think we ever found out who The Emperor was in Flo's tarot cards. Oh and what's up with the title? It goes well with the romance side of things but that a title associated with the paranormal stuff would've been more appropriate IMO.

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Mitharu
Jul 26, 2012

This was a funny and cute book that had its suspenseful and creepy moments. And the best part of this novel, in my opinion, was the two children Alice and Carter who are being haunted by ghosts. I loved Carter especially and couldn't help but laugh out loud at this one incident involving him and the nosy reporter whom absolutely everyone in the book seems to hate.The only reason this book didn't get more stars is because of North Archer's character. I didn't care much for the romance between Andie and North, and I personally found North to be a little boring.

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sebapalka
May 25, 2012

I truly enjoy reading this book over and over again. It is a light read and entertaining when life is at its busiest at home. It helps in the escape of the everyday hussle and bustle that we as moms experience. It is a read where you can read a page, have a tea and run back to your errands without losing the plot that you had just read. I hope you enjoy this light tale and enjoy your tea as I have and do.

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marieopsahl
Mar 12, 2012

Very entertaining but makes me wonder how many ghosts are existing in my house. Andie Miller is believable in her role as nanny and you just want to hug the little girl and make her bad dreams disappear.

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vwruleschick
Dec 22, 2011

The divorced Andie has had enough of her ex-husband, North Archer, and goes into to see him in his office to give closure to their relationship. So that she may continue on with her life with her new boyfriend, Will, who has asked to marry him.

However, the situation changes as North offers a temporary job in handling two children with a rough past of their loved ones dying and living in a supposed haunted house. When some weird things occur that bring around some intriguing characters to this house and all chaos collides. Will Andie close the chapter with North so she can get on with her life? Easy and light read

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olgalivshin
Mar 04, 2011

Borrowed Sep, 30, 2010

clzarbeck Feb 16, 2011

A very quick read but definitely different. I was skeptical when I first started reading but it pulled me in!

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mack1729
Nov 16, 2010

Loved this book - was very quick paced and I finished it in a day - couldn't put it down - interesting subject matter too.

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Eclectic1
Oct 11, 2010

The last few books that Jennifer Crusie has written were with co-author Bob Mayer and in a word were : terrible. Fake plot, ridiculous dialogue, lame humour. Yuck! So when I saw she had written one on her own again, I decided to try it. I now believe she's almost a One Hit Wonder. My favourite book of hers is Welcome to Temptation and truly she has not written anything that equals that again. This one had promise at the very beginning - hero and heroine that had parted years ago but had never stopped loving one another: children that needed to be rescued and a haunted house. Sounded good!! But when the "ghosts" had more dialogue than the main characters, reading became tedious and quite boring. A shame because Crusie has it in her to write good, funny stuff - why can't she do it these days??

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Sabbiqa
Jul 04, 2015

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie is about the main character, Andie, who has been divorced for I believe ten years and basically she walks into her ex-husband's office presumably to finish things off with him, but he hires her to go this house to take care of two kids because he is not available and after tempting her with a nice sum of money which will help to pay her debts she decides to take on the job. However, the house is actually haunted by ghosts who won't allow the kids to leave. So basically the story revolves around Andie and the kids and her attempts on trying to get the kids away from the evil ghosts. I personally enjoyed it.

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