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The Sweetheart Deal

by Polly Dugan

The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan X
The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan
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  • Published May 2015
    320 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Liz B. (Fairview, TX)
    Enjoyable but Predictable
    The Sweetheart Deal is a quick and easy read. I enjoyed the format of short chapters with alternating characters featured. The ending is predictable right from the beginning but there are some twists to keep the pages turning. I would like to have had another chapter or two, perhaps a glimpse into the future a few years later. Overall, I enjoyed this book and think it would be interesting for a book club discussion.
  • Roseanne S (Connecticut)
    Perfect for a snowy winter's weekend
    This was a heartwarming love story. The story is told in chapters written from the perspectives of several of the main characters. The plot is heartfelt and the emotions of the characters are believable, each in their own way dealing with loss and love. This was an enjoyable book, perfect for a snowy winter weekend.
  • Nancy H. (Eagan, MN)
    The Sweetheart Deal
    I liked this book. It portrays the feelings of a family after losing a husband and father. I remember when I lost my father at age 12. I also enjoyed reading about the friendship of Leo and Garrett. This is seldom shown in books, authors mainly write about women friendship' This is an excellent read.
  • Lucy S. (Westford, MA)
    Easy reading
    The author kept changing perspectives from the standpoint of each character and how they were reacting to the death of one of the main characters. Her characterizations were sensitive and authentic and the story kept you involved in the story and how things would finally get resolved. She made the characters very likable and you felt like you were right there watching the scenes play out. It was an easy read and a hopeful read - good entertainment.
  • Marjorie W. (Bonita Springs, FL)
    The Sweetheart Deal
    The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan was a good read - it really held my attention enough that I read it in 2 days. I enjoy stories that are told in different voices, as this one is. It elicits many emotions around the death of Leo and each characters ability to cope with the loss of their husband, father and friend. The love between Garrett and Audrey was predictable (as was their problem), but still the story was very enjoyable.
  • Teresa R. (Evansville, IN)
    Enjoyable read
    This is a quick, easy read. It was somewhat predictable, yet kept my attention. This would make a good book club read for mature women. Not really a chick- lit subject, but interesting and thought provoking. I also liked the writing, and the way the author separated the novel by its characters.
  • Cam G. (Murrells Inlet, SC)
    Enjoyable read
    The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan, is an interesting book about love, grief, friendship and family. Leo, a firefighter, loses his life in a skiing accident, devastating his wife, Audrey and their children. The family grieve and struggle with the help of Leo's best friend Garrett. Without divulging anything more, this is a very entertaining and enjoyable read.


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