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A poignant and satisfying story of hope, Kimberla Lawson Roby's One in a Million beautifully shows us the difference between what we think we want and what we actually need to be truly happy.

Kennedi Mason thinks she's the luckiest woman on earth. She loves her job, she has a wonderful best friend, and she's been married for ten years to her soul mate. There's nothing she can think of that could make her life any better.

Then one fateful day Kennedi receives a piece of news that will turn her world upside down. She's excited about it, and she knows that her husband, Blake, will be over the moon. He has always dreamed of this one thing happening, and she can't wait until he comes home so she can tell him.

But when she sees Blake that evening, he has a special announcement of his own. It shocks Kennedi into silence and wipes the admission she was planning to make right out of her mind. In an instant, her life and her marriage have changed, but not at all in the way that she had expected.

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061839962
List price: $8.99
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An vaguely enjoyable story, but I had a hard time caring for the characters. Though most of the story felt predictable, I liked the twist at the end -- I never saw it coming. Ms. Roby writes well, and as this is my first exposure to her, I do plan on trying some of her other works.read more
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I got this book through the early reviewers group, and I have to be honest...I hated it. I couldn't even finish it. The story line seemed promising, but the wording and flow never captured my attention. I like to pick up a book and be absorbed into the story, to feel like I'm there, but I never could get there in this book. I just couldn't get past how juvenile the wording is. The story is about Kennedi getting some great news that she wants to share with her husband of 10 years, but when he arrives home that night he has some news of his own, but its not great. As I said, the story line is promising, and I had looked forward to reading it, but I just couldn't get past the first 4 chapters.read more
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Kennedi Mason thought she had a good marriage. She was excited to share her wonderful news with her husband Blake. But when Blake arrived home, he had an announcement of his own. His was shocking.This is a good idea for a story and the ending is shocking and fun. The main character is very naive in a difficult situation, the feelings are real and probably very realistic. However, some of the character dialogue is run together and a little forced, it sometimes just sounds funny for some reason. Overall an ‘OK’ book for a quick and light read.read more
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An vaguely enjoyable story, but I had a hard time caring for the characters. Though most of the story felt predictable, I liked the twist at the end -- I never saw it coming. Ms. Roby writes well, and as this is my first exposure to her, I do plan on trying some of her other works.
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I got this book through the early reviewers group, and I have to be honest...I hated it. I couldn't even finish it. The story line seemed promising, but the wording and flow never captured my attention. I like to pick up a book and be absorbed into the story, to feel like I'm there, but I never could get there in this book. I just couldn't get past how juvenile the wording is. The story is about Kennedi getting some great news that she wants to share with her husband of 10 years, but when he arrives home that night he has some news of his own, but its not great. As I said, the story line is promising, and I had looked forward to reading it, but I just couldn't get past the first 4 chapters.
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Kennedi Mason thought she had a good marriage. She was excited to share her wonderful news with her husband Blake. But when Blake arrived home, he had an announcement of his own. His was shocking.This is a good idea for a story and the ending is shocking and fun. The main character is very naive in a difficult situation, the feelings are real and probably very realistic. However, some of the character dialogue is run together and a little forced, it sometimes just sounds funny for some reason. Overall an ‘OK’ book for a quick and light read.
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One in a Million by Kimberla Lawson Roby is not a book I would recommend. A short read but boring from beginning to end. Roby drags out her descriptions of minute details and makes her characters seem unintelligent. The plot was interesting but underdeveloped.
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This book was a fun, quick read. I thorougly enjoyed it for light reading content. The main character is a woman who learns she's won the jackpot in the lottery and on the same day, learns that her husband is leaving her for another woman. As she faces divorce, dating again, and dealing with trying to keep her soon to be ex-husband out of her winnings, you can't help but laugh, smile and cry for her.The book is a bit unrealistic and stays that way throughout the story. The ending is also unrealistic, but it makes for some good entertainment. I would recommend it for someone looking for a light afternoon read.
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This was a good read, a little mediocre. It's another story of how a woman thinks that she's in the "perfect" relationship, but finds out she's not. Without spoiling the "blessing bestowed" upon the characters, I will say that I was surprised by what it was. However, I wished the plot could have been a little more grittier. The book was very hard to put down, because Ms. Roby is a wonderful writer, who has a talent for penning life's challenges. Just give us readers a little more action next time.
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