The Most Wanted

The Most Wanted

Book - 1998
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The Most Wanted, Jacquelyn Mitchard's incandescent new novel, bursts into life with the bright flash of a forest fire -- in a story about the unreasoning power of love that sweeps us up from its first few lines and holds us in its spell to the very end.Arley Mowbray, only fourteen years old, is dreaming her life away in South Texas when -- defying all earthly logic -- she falls in love, at hurricane force, with an outlaw and secretly becomes his wife. Public-aid lawyer Annie Singer, whose own careful, well-ordered life is catapulted into change from the moment she meets Arley, will become first the girl's advocate and defender, then the closest thing to a loving mother Arley will ever have. What happens to Arley and her husband, Dillon LeGrande, is the stuff of legend. He will break out of prison on a terrifying errand, but is it to claim his wife and their baby daughter or to destroy them? His love will put them into nearly unthinkable danger -- danger Arley and even Annie will find too compelling to ignore, too seductive to flee.No other writer has Mitchard's fierce, brave, and tender insights into the bonds of mothers and daughters. Larger than life, yet the very stuff of life itself, The Most Wanted is the tour de force that the millions who treasure The Deep End of the Ocean have been waiting for.The new novel by the author of The Deep End of the Ocean -- a story of doomed compassion and reckless love that breaks all the rules
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 1998
ISBN: 9780670878840
0670878847
9780451196859
0451196856
Branch Call Number: FIC/Mitch 359401 1
FIC/Mitch 359403 1
FIC/Mitch 359402 1
Characteristics: xii, 407 p. : ill

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kelleypoole Mar 22, 2012

I enjoyed this book - substantial plot that kept me reading to find out what happens; believable characters with strength and will; setting was well described. Definitely something worth reading.

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