Dear Emily

Version: Unabridged
Author: Fern Michaels
Narrator: Melissa Hughes
Genres: Romance
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2002
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 45 minutes
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Overview

At 40, all Emily has to show for 20 years of marriage is a FedEx letter from her doctor husband that begins "Dear Emily" -- and ends their life together. Overweight, out of shape, and dumped, she slims down and starts over with her own successful chain of fitness centers. Soon she's involved with two men, one compassionate, the other unpredictable and sensual. Now all she has to do is choose the right one.

Reviews (2)

Dear Emily

Written by Annieo on February 12th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A versatile find this past summer of 2018 Fern Michael's books have proven to be a great read. Though most of my reading is of The Sisterhood series. I was pleased to discovered this book Dear Emily to be a pleasant read. A far cry from the Sisterhood series. I enjoy the back story of the book where the characters are always part of the whole yet remain original in their own personalities. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Michael's books.

Dear Emily

Written by Helen Medlock on August 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Emily is a woman with an immense amount of drive; she does not realize it until after she has given all to her no good husband. She characterizes what a lot of women face. She puts her husband through school, he starts a career and then when things should be at there best for her, he wants a divorce. The initial hurt that Emily suffers marks in both self confidence but also in low self-esteem. Emily uses her brain to figure out what needs to be done, so she rents her house out to women that becomes her best friend. When the right man comes along, it takes years for Emily to realize what she has and to love and appreciate it. Trails for both of them continue until she allows herself to view what she has allowed to happen to her as partly her fault for believing in the wrong things and not taking a stand. Brains are beautiful too as well as love for herself and the right man.

Author Details

Author Details

Michaels, Fern

Fern Michaels is the pen name of Mary Ruth Kuczkir, who was born in Hastings, Pennsylvania on April 9th, 1933, weighing only four and one-half pounds.[1] Because of her small birth weight, Michaels' father nicknamed her "Dink," for "dinky little thing. Her family and friends still use the nickname. As a child, though, others referred to her as Ruth. Once she entered the business world, she became "Mary."[1]

Michaels married, moved to New Jersey, and had five children. When the youngest entered school in 1973, her husband told her to get a job. Because she had no idea how to get a job, Michaels decided to try to write a book. Her husband was not very supportive of her efforts, and is consequently now an ex-husband.[1]

Although her first manuscript did not sell, the second did. Since then, Michaels has sold over sixty books, many of them New York Times bestsellers. She has been quoted as saying that she loves breathing life into her characters. She also loves writing books about women who prevail under difficult circumstances, which she feels reflect her struggle for success early in her career.[1] For her efforts, she has been inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame.

When she was a girl, Michaels' grandmother told her "when God is good to you, you have to give back". With this in mind, she founded the Fern Michaels Foundation, which grants four year scholarships for deserving students. In addition to that, she has also helped establish pre-school and day care programs with affordable rates for single mothers.[1]

Michaels currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina in a 300 year-old plantation house listed in the Historic Registry. She claims to share the house with a ghost named Mary Margaret (which had also been documented by the previous owners). Mary Margaret is said to leave messages on her computer.[1]