Balancing Act by Fern Michaels

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Fern Michaels captures a whole range of emotions in these two stories about developing relationships. She underscores that so much of what we do in life and how we relate to loved ones is little more than a delicate, lifelong, balancing act.
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One of the most acclaimed storytellers of her time, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels weaves unforgettable tales of love, family, friendship, and self-discovery. Together in one volume for the first time, here are two classic stories about following your heart--wherever it leads. . .

All She Can Be

Rita Bellamy has had enviable success as an author, but it came at the expense of her marriage. Now she's starting over in a small lakeside cottage, slowly rebuilding the confidence that was shattered. But is the younger man next door a fun, frivolous diversion or something much more?

Free Spirit

Moving to Washington D.C. to be with Griff should be the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Dory's life. Yet there are adjustments too, and sacrifices she never expected. And soon Dory must weigh the price of love against everything she hoped to gain. . .

Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels

"Tirelessly inventive and entertaining." --Booklist on Up Close and Personal

"Fast-moving. . .entertaining. . .a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun." --Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous

"Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender
 

About Fern Michaels

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Fern Michaels, who is originally known as Mary Ruth Kuczkir, grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania, and is fondly known by family and friends as Dink. After her last child entered school, her husband forced her to get a job, when all Michaels knew was motherhood. Instead of approaching the world with no skills, she turned her love of reading into a career and began to write books. After four years of partnering with Ballantine Books in the production of her books, she left her agent, sold her home in New Jersey and moved to South Carolina, where she has remodeled a 300 hundred year old plantation house. Michaels books consist of scrappy heroines, much as she herself was, and the perserverance of the female soul. She considers her true day of prevailance, the epitome of her perseverance, to be the day she was inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame. In order to give back some of what she's received, Michaels has set up The Fern Michaels Foundation which allows grants of four year scholarships to needy students. She has also opened affordable pre-school and day care centers for single moms in financial distress. Michaels does not consider herself a writer, merely a good story teller, who has written sixty seven books, most of which appear on the New York Times Best Sellers List, such as Breaking News in 2012.
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Zebra. 465 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Bob Walch on May 29 2013

Fern Michaels captures a whole range of emotions in these two stories about developing relationships. She underscores that so much of what we do in life and how we relate to loved ones is little more than a delicate, lifelong, balancing act.

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