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The things I do for you / Mary Carter.

By: Carter, Mary, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Kensington, c2012Description: 375 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780758253378 (pbk.); 0758253370 (pbk.).Subject(s): Marriage -- Fiction | Husband and wife -- Fiction | Near-death experiences -- Fiction | Bed and breakfast accommodations -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: General fiction. | Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: After years of supporting her husband Brad's generally ill-fated career ventures, Bailey Jordan has a job and a life she loves, working as a high profile real estate agent in Manhattan. Things are wonderful, and she's ready to start a family. Everything changes when Brad is involved in a car crash and dies for thirteen minutes. Previously an agnostic, Brad comes back to life on a mission. Unbeknownst to his wife, he buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River and plans to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Bailey reluctantly joins him, but she's overwhelmed by business stresses, eclectic guests, and strange rumors. And as Brad's behavior grows increasingly erratic, she must find a way to get him to come back down to earth if their marriage is to survive.
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Bailey Jordan has loved her husband, Brad, since they were ten years old. She's followed him on every adventure--opening a sweater store in Seattle, a café in Colorado, a surf shop in Santa Monica. Each time, she's picked up the pieces when things fell apart. But now, it's her turn. Bailey has a successful real estate career in Manhattan, and she's eager to start a family--until a car crash leaves Brad in a coma and changes their lives forever.<br> <br> Awakening after his near-death experience, Brad has a new mission. He buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River, planning to turn it into a B&B. Grateful to have Brad alive, Bailey tries to make his dream her own. The lighthouse is beautiful, but the challenges--renovating, bringing in supplies by boat, navigating the locals and guests--are enormous. And then Bailey discovers a secret in Brad's past that compels her to question her husband, her marriage, and how far she'll go to keep them both. . .<br> <br> Thoughtful and moving, The Things I Do for You exhibits a rare understanding of the joys, compromises, and small rebellions that lie at the heart of every marriage, and of the resilience and surprising power of love.<br> <br> Praise for Mary Carter's My Sister's Voice <br> <br> "At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister's Voice satisfies on many levels." --Holly Chamberlin, author of Summer Friends <br> <br> "Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they're buried." --Cathy Lamb, author of A Different Kind of Normal

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After years of supporting her husband Brad's generally ill-fated career ventures, Bailey Jordan has a job and a life she loves, working as a high profile real estate agent in Manhattan. Things are wonderful, and she's ready to start a family. Everything changes when Brad is involved in a car crash and dies for thirteen minutes. Previously an agnostic, Brad comes back to life on a mission. Unbeknownst to his wife, he buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River and plans to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Bailey reluctantly joins him, but she's overwhelmed by business stresses, eclectic guests, and strange rumors. And as Brad's behavior grows increasingly erratic, she must find a way to get him to come back down to earth if their marriage is to survive.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Carter's contrived but touching novel, New York City realtor Bailey Jordan faces a hitch in her plans to raise a family after a car accident and near-death experience leaves her husband, Brad, a changed man. Rather than children, he's determined to start a bed and breakfast, buying a possibly-haunted Hudson River lighthouse with money he's inherited. Furious when Brad does this without asking her, Jordan tries to tolerate his erratic behavior, which only becomes harder after he invites members of his online near-death experience group to stay with them. The couple gradually realizes that for their marriage to survive, they must delve into both their own deepest secrets and those of the lighthouse. Despite an interesting set-up, the story tries to cover too much ground and doesn't satisfactorily resolve its mysteries. Carter, however, realistically depicts her protagonists' marriage, showing how compromise can provide either a relationship's foundation or its stumbling block. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.