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e-Book The Stepmother: A Novel download

by Diana Diamond

ISBN: 0312337272
ISBN13: 978-0312337278
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2005)
Pages: 320
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.9
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In the novel, the wealthy CEO male lead has a villainous stepmother. Yan Shuyu transmigrated and became the well-hated villainous stepmother, but she had transmigrated to the time before everything happened, and the male lead was still a foolish child. She put up a front of being nice and tender to him, when in fact she was bullying the male lead with her son. After she had successfully driven the male lead and his father apart, her ambition continued to grow as she attempted to take away the inheritance from the male lead. Only a fool would want to become the stepmother of a foolish child.

Through marriage she becomes not only the stepmother to his three grown children, but their rival for their father's world . Then a second attack backfires and mistakenly kills her husband, making the stepmother a wealthy heiress.

Through marriage she becomes not only the stepmother to his three grown children, but their rival for their father's world class fortune. Suddenly an attack is made on her life. All the children are suspect, but which one has the best motive? Then a second attack backfires and mistakenly kills her husband, making the stepmother a wealthy heiress. Now, it is the children who accuse her of murdering their father. Only by finding the real killer can she prove her innocence.

In my opinion, this was just an okay book. Obviously someone else thought it was great because Diana Diamond is not an author I know, so I I had to get knowledge of the book by someone else's recommendation. In the book a 65 year old man who was very rich, has a knee replacement. She would come to his home everyday for a few hours to work with him.

Then a second attack backfires and mistakenly kills her husband, making the stepmother a wealthy heiress. Books related to The Stepmother.

Sixty-five-year-old multi-millionaire Steven Armstrong tells his three children that he is going to re-marry. But his new bride isn't the stepmother they have in mind. Charlene "Charlie" Hendricks is his vivacious, personal trainer, the single-mother of a teen-age daughter. Days before her wedding, Charlie, training for a triathlon, decides to go for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

Publishers Weekly on The First Wife. Diana Diamond's gripping thriller takes sibling rivalry to a whole new level -Marie Claire on The Good Sister.

Publishers Weekly on The First Wife. A gripping page-turner. People (Beach Book of the Week) on The Trophy Wife. Women's Own on The Trophy Wife. Diana Diamond is the pseudonym of a critically acclaimed mystery and thriller writer.

Diana Diamond is the pseudonym of a critically acclaimed mystery and thriller writer. Novels that substantially vary in quality from book to book

Diana Diamond is the pseudonym of a critically acclaimed mystery and thriller writer. Novels that substantially vary in quality from book to book. The Stepmother is certainly no masterpiece, it does get pretty unrealistic in parts and you'll see the twist at the end coming about half way through the book but it is an enjoyable quick read that will pass a few hours if you need something to pass the time and there's nothing better to read on the shelf. Much better novels are out there to actually spend your money on about children who do not want to see their mum/dad marry someone else and plan on doing whatever they can to get the new person out of their lives.

Diana Diamond, Susanna Burney. When Steven Armstrong tells his children he has fallen in love, he expects them to be happy that his life as a lonely, sixty-five-year-old widower is over. Instead, their father's e-year-old personal trainer Charlene Hendricks-is exactly the kind of woman they fear. Through marriage she becomes not only the stepmother to these three grown children, but the rival for their father's world-class fortune. Suddenly, an attack is made on Charlene's life

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by Diana Diamond Author · Susanna Burney Narrator. Suddenly, an attack is made on Charlene's life. All the children are suspect, but which one has the best motive? Then a second attack backfires and mistakenly kills Steven, making the stepmother a wealthy heiress. Now it is the children who accuse her of murdering their father.

When Steven Armstrong tells his children he has fallen in love, he expects them to be happy that his life as a lonely, sixty-five year old widower is over. Instead their father's intended thirty-three year old personal trainer Charlene Hendricks is exactly the kind of woman they fear. Through marriage she becomes not only the stepmother to his three grown children, but their rival for their father's world class fortune. Suddenly an attack is made on her life. All the children are suspect,but which one has the best motive? Then a second attack backfires and mistakenly kills her husband, making the stepmother a wealthy heiress. Now, it is the children who accuse her of murdering their father. Only by finding the real killer can she prove her innocence.
Comments:
Zamo
I enjoyed reading it, good book!

Dangerous
I've read four of the seven novels that William P Kennedy has published under his female pen name Diana Diamond. Novels that substantially vary in quality from book to book. The Stepmother is certainly no masterpiece, it does get pretty unrealistic in parts and you'll see the twist at the end coming about half way through the book but it is an enjoyable quick read that will pass a few hours if you need something to pass the time and there's nothing better to read on the shelf.

Much better novels are out there to actually spend your money on about children who do not want to see their mum/dad marry someone else and plan on doing whatever they can to get the new person out of their lives. Twisted Minds by Hilary Norman and the masterpiece Mother's Boys by Bernard Taylor are the two best of this terrifying genre that I've read.

However if Diana Diamond books are what you are after and you are looking for somewhere to start with this author I would recommend The Trophy Wife as Kennedy's best work under his Diana Diamond Pseudonym. It's the best of the four that I've read.

In The Stepmother, Charlene Hendricks, a physiotherapist is struggling to provide as high a quality of life as she can afford for herself and her 13 year old teenage daughter. She counts herself lucky at the moment that her latest client 65 year old millionaire Steven Armstrong treats her well, allows her to be flexible with her time so that she can pick up her kid from school and has an excellent home that she has the run of which is of course her workplace. She knows though that he has completely recovered from his knee surgery and will soon be back in shape and that she will be shown the door soon enough. When the dreaded talk comes she is completely surprised to find out he has fallen in love with her and wants her to marry him.

Seeing it as a way to a better life for her daughter and herself as well as realising the fact that although she is half his age she isn't getting any younger herself, she decides that she is unlikely to ever find true love and that this situation is not a bad consolation prize. Who knows she may grow to love him with time.

Stephen's spoilt grown up children however see right through her, as they can see she's just like them, only interested in their father's wealth and not his love. They don't plan on sharing or having her influence her father's decisions to keep their projects afloat. They make plans to get her out of the picture one way or the other. However plans don't seem to be going as smoothly as they had hoped, the wrong person dies in a planned accident which non of them are admitting to each other they were behind. They decide the best thing to do is tell the authorities their father confided in them that Charlene was out to get him and his money so it's not long before she's up on murder charges. The only way Charlene can beat prison and the public opinion that will affect her daughter's future is to find out who is actually behind the murder.

Malojurus
Picked up this hardcover in the bargain bin at Barnes & Noble. I'd never heard of the author, but apparently it's a pseudonym of one William P. Kennedy, who I've also never heard of but who writes adventure-type novels, I think. He's written several books under the `Diana Diamond' name - The Trophy Wife, The Babysitter, The Other Woman, etc. Female heroine, suspense-type stories, presumably.

In The Stepmother, Charlene `Charlie' Hendricks is a physical therapist providing rehab services to Stephen - an older, very wealthy man who falls in love with Charlie and asks her to marry him. Charlie is fond of the old man but not in love with him, but she's struggling financially to support herself and her 13-year old daughter and knows this would be the way out of that hand-to-mouth existence. She accepts his proposal but is honest with him about her feelings, which he accepts.

In the background, Stephen's parasitic grown children from his first marriage are appalled that their father's generosity towards their various projects might be threatened, not to mention their inheritances. Before Charlie and Stephen can even tie the knot, Charlie is almost killed and it may or may not have been intentional. Three short months after the marriage, Stephen himself is unexpectedly killed in a dramatic explosion - or was it really unexpected? All fingers point immediately to Charlie as the proverbial black widow out to set herself up for life, but Charlie knows that it was actually she who was supposed to die that day. Still, things look pretty bleak. She enlists the help of a lawyer and a hunky (of course; please record my eyeroll here) detective with questionable methods of investigating, and the story takes some interesting turns as Charlie heads for a trial in which everything seems stacked against her.

I liked the story fairly well. I didn't find Charlie all that likable, but many women probably would. She was your typical female heroine prototype - too moralistic for me, over-justifying everything she did and felt, which to me is just the common tactic used by authors who think (and may be right) that most people who would read this kind of book want their protagonists to be unrealistically heroic and sympathetic. I'd prefer a little realism and less moralizing, myself, but that's just me. Charlie's also one of those annoying, ineffective mothers who think it's better to be her daughter's `friend' than her parent. My main complaint, though - and it's not a major one - is that there was a little too much "telling" of the story and not enough "showing"; i.e., too much straight narrative outlining thoughts and feelings when they might have been more effective expressed in dialogue and action. Other than that it was a decent read.

Leceri
In Florida, wealthy sixty-five years old Steven Armstrong underwent knee replacement surgery and subsequent therapy. He soon falls in love with his physical therapist thirty-three years old Charlene "Charlie" Hendricks, who raises a young teen Tara by herself. He informs his son Matthew, who replaced him on the board of Ucandoit, a chain of hardware warehouses that he plans to ask Charlie to marry him. Matthew tells his two siblings; Hollywood actor Gary and art show sponsor Trish.

Realizing marrying a kind older man would help her daughter, Charlie accepts. However, someone is unhappy with her marrying the self made millionaire and tries to kill Charlie, but fails. A second attempt ends tragically with Steven dead and the police suspecting the new rich widow. She is unable to sit idly by while suspecting one of her step children is trying to kill her. To save herself, Charlie investigates the homicide assuming that she was the target not Steven in spite of evidence to the contrary.

Though the title seems like a poor B movie and the premise seems unlikely that at least one of the adult professional children would turn to murder, readers will appreciate this strong amateur sleuth thriller that grips fans with surprising twists. The story line is fast-paced from the first attempt to kill Charlie and never slows down until the final twist that will stun the audience. The key to this diamond of a tale is that like Charlie readers will believe one of Steven's children is the killer, but which one makes for a fine tale.

Harriet Klausner

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