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ISBN: B0072Q46G4

ISBN13: 9780449216286

Uncertain Voyage

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Book Overview

With a broken marriage and a nervous breakdown barely behind her, Melissa sails for Europe. When a strange traveler urgently asks her to deliver a book to a secret address, Melissa agrees -- much against her better judgment. Soon Melissa realizes she's being followed. Her life is suddenly in danger. And as she finds herself forced to fight alone against an enemy she cannot understand, Melissa discovers something extraordinary about herself, something...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Dorothy Gilman fan

As a Dorothy Gilman fan, I liked this book. But it is quite different in that, although there is a mystery involved, this book is more of a character study. I would have like more intricacy to the mystery and less character study.

Excellent read

I thought this book was fantastic. As some of the other reviewers noted, it is very different from her Mrs. Pollifax series, and it is somewhat remarkable that one person could write both books. The Pollifax books are entertaining and a good tickle once in a while. This book on the other hand is all about the characters. It is as if you are actually inside the mind of the heroine, and you experience all her deep discoveries about her soul.

Inspiring and engaging

Those who gave this book a bad review are unfairly comparing it to Gilman's other books. Give her a break! This book is a completely different genre and should only be evaluated in that context. I considered it one of those rare stories that is sweet and insipiring without being corny or insipid. Anyone who has struggled inwardly with self-esteem or has had some trepidation about travelling alone (and come on, folks, isn't that somewhat true of all of us?) will find this an engaging read.

I Love this book ! I love this story!

I like this book probably because in a real strange way it mirrored my own life just a little. Coming out of a 15 year marriage to a psychologically abusive alcoholic marriage.. this book just felt good.. the story fit like a glove for me. I just enjoyed this book tremendously. It is a departure from the Mrs Pollifax series stories but very enjoyable. I cant believe this book didnt get more stars from other readers.. but thats ok.. to each his own.. I loved this book!

Delicate, engaging, and real

I am a Dorothy Gilman fan; the only one of her books I haven't taken to was Incident at Badamya. This one definitely touched me. I thought it was an accurate and insightful portrait of Melissa's (was that her name?) progress towards freedom from depression and a bad childhood. Yes, it was set in the framework of a spy novel, which is fun, but the real story is what happens to her on the inside. I thought Gilman did an excellent job of conveying how the world seemed like to Melissa at the beginning of her journey and how it seemed to her at the end. Often it seems like people suffering from depression and people who are not are totally unable to communicate, really unable to see the world from the other's perspective however much they try. I especially liked the insight that she couldn't truly love or see other people as they were until she got over herself. Melissa felt like a real individual to me. She wasn't perfect or predictable but she was likable and special.On the down side, I suppose that if you weren't in the mood for this sort of book, then the continuous introspection and Melissa's initial fear and inability to deal with the world could be a bit tiresome. But if I'm in an introspective mood myself, or if it's a rainy day and I want something to match, this is a lovely book. Quite uplifting.
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