The Most Wanted by Jacquelyn Mitchard

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About Jacquelyn Mitchard

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Jacquelyn Mitchard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the very first Oprah Book Club pick, as well as more than twenty other critically acclaimed books for adults and teens. A nominee for several national and international awards, she served on the 2004 Fiction Jury for the National Book Award. In addition, she is a longtime journalist and regular contributor to Real Simple and Parade magazines.
Published June 1, 1998 by Signet. 420 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Romance. Fiction

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When Dillon escapes from jail, Arley is placed in hiding in an isolated cabin, learning only from news broadcasts about the antics of the “Highwayman,” the romantic persona Dillon has created (based on their favorite poem) for himself as he politely plunders the state.

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That studious Arley can transcend her culturally bereft upbringing is at least plausible, but it is unlikely that bad-boy Dillon would have the sensibility, background or vocabulary to create the poems attributed to him (actually written by Mitchard's friend, poet Sharron Singleton).

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It concerns Arley, a 14-year-old girl who is married to Dillon Le Grande --- a prisoner with whom she has been corresponding --- and Annie, a lawyer with a women's resource center, who is trying to arrange a conjugal visit for her young client.

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Mitchard's bestselling first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, captured readers' hearts in 1996 with its searing portrayal of maternal love.

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