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A Risk Worth Taking | [Robin Pilcher]

A Risk Worth Taking

After the dot-com bubble burst, Dan Porter is laid off from his job and must decide what is truly important. His wife of twenty years, Jackie, a beautiful and successful managing director at a clothing designer shop, no longer connects with him. His teenagers, Josh, Nina, and Millie, are distant and confusing. Jackie is tempted by the attentions of a younger man at her office, and thanks to an opportunity suggested by a magazine article, Dan finds himself contemplating a drastic change in his life.
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Publisher's Summary

After the dot-com bubble burst, Dan Porter is laid off from his job and must decide what is truly important. His wife of twenty years, Jackie, a beautiful and successful managing director at a clothing designer shop, no longer connects with him. His teenagers, Josh, Nina, and Millie, are distant and confusing. Jackie is tempted by the attentions of a younger man at her office, and thanks to an opportunity suggested by a magazine article, Dan finds himself contemplating a drastic change in his life.

A Risk Worth Taking is an insightful, thought-provoking novel of a man who has to discover what he really values in his work, marriage, and life. Robin Pilcher writes fluidly and well, and he is unerringly adept at capturing the details of his characters' lives. He has written a poignant and engrossing story about the real choices many adults face when they start taking stock of their lives.

©2004 Robin Pilcher; (P) 2004 Audio Renaissance, a dicision of Holtzbrink Publishers, LLC and Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[Robin] Pilcher crafts another engaging, happy-ending tale." (Publishers WEekly)
"Pilcher offers a charming story about life in the new millennium and one man's pursuit of happiness, a tale that will appeal to both men and women." (Booklist)

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    Deborah Wrentham, MA, USA 07-14-04
    Deborah Wrentham, MA, USA 07-14-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Great Story"

    I completely disagree with the first reviewer. I thought this was a very well written book. Dan Porter began as a typical father, uninvolved and self absorbed, and evolved into a caring, loving and involved father. His journey is well described and entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael A. Alderete San Francisco 05-27-04
    Michael A. Alderete San Francisco 05-27-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Terrible Book, Self-absorbed Ass"

    This book sounded so promising. But the main character, Dan Porter, was such a rat, I couldn't stand it. First he gets laid off & loses all the family money in a bad investment. Then, he refuses to accept any job offers so he can "be there" for his kids, even though he doesn't listen to a word they say, much less have any meaningful communication with them or his wife. And he sends money he doesn't have to help a friend in NY. Then, while his wife is struggling as sole bread-winner, instead of supporting her, he runs off to Scotland to help another family he just met. Yes, Dan Porter such a "great guy", he's there for everyone except his own family. Sadly, the author writes the character of the wife so badly you don't care about her either.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 07-08-05
    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 07-08-05
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    "Not Mr Lee's best"

    John Lee is almost my favorite reader, and I have heard perhaps 50 of his renditions of sea captains, Chinese cut-throats, Indian common folk, and the list goes on until now with plane, ordinary British people who's conversations are far too dramatically portrayed.

    I saw no need for over-acting, and even with this distraction I liked the story very much. I also liked the development of Dan Porter's character.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Delightful!"

    This story is very well written, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is certainly well qualified to carry the Pilcher name, and I am sure that Rosamunde must be very delighted with it too! Much in the family genre!

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