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2.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 5 2.73 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fern Michaels Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781423327745
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No other author plumbs the depths of the human heart - or portrays the joys of human redemption - quite like Fern Michaels. In Fool Me Once, she captures the fraught, yet richly satisfying story of one woman’s search for the mother she never knew…and her discovery of the woman she’s yet to become. Olivia Lowell always believed her father’s claim that her mother died in childbirth, until the shocking day a lawyer informs her that her mother has just passed away, leaving her a fortune. The money comes with a caveat - and a confession. In her will, Olivia’s mother reveals that she and two college friends committed a crime long ago, and now she wants Olivia to track down her accomplices and convince them to come clean. Feeling betrayed by her father, and unsure that she even wants her mother’s tainted money, Olivia must decide if she can handle the secrets of the past. Fulfilling her mother’s request won’t be easy, nor will mending her relationship with her father. But with the help and affections of a handsome young lawyer, and the sweet companionship of her beloved terriers, Olivia will come to understand who her mother really was, and who she, herself, was meant to be… Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whether or not to honor her absent mother’s wishes is a huge issue for Olivia, a quandary Michaels makes the most of with her usual storytelling magic.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria | 2/14/2014

    " so far it's a cute read but it's predictable "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 2/11/2014

    " Flat, unlikeable characters. Contrived situations. I almost stopped reading it but the plot was interesting enough to pull me through to the end to see it resolved. A better writer could have done something with the plot to at least make an enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bo | 2/6/2014

    " An ok summer read. Quick and silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Baratta | 2/6/2014

    " I always enjoy a Fern book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/3/2014

    " Light reading - perfect vacation book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maia | 1/30/2014

    " i listened to it, and stopped after 3/4, it was just too cheesy and bad, i couldn't take it anymore "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 BethAnn | 1/25/2014

    " not the best of Fern Michaels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " I really liked this book. A lot of people wrote that the main chatacter eas unlikeable; however, most all of Fern's heroins are super fiesty, it is one of my favorite things sbout the stories she writes. zSuper cute book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/18/2014

    " Being a lover of dogs and an owner of a yorkie, this book tugged at my heartstrings fro animals and made me laugh out loud! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 1/18/2014

    " This is a good read. A feel good book. The kind I enjoy. I don't know about others but I read to escape and this was a good escape for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Estella | 1/12/2014

    " Entertaining, but a little over the top at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rique | 1/11/2014

    " A good book to read at the pool/beach. A nice light read that moves quickly. Its got the romance that we all love! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seidina Conley | 1/11/2014

    " Not the worst book I've ever read but not the best either. Some parts were very touching. Overall cute book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/4/2014

    " Quick read and an interesting story. It did get a little out there at the end, but overall I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla Rutherford | 12/31/2013

    " Not one of her best works. I have been thoroughly enjoying the "Sisterhood" series. Next to that series this seems like an earlier less polished work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/10/2013

    " eh...listened to this one on CD in my car. It was entertaining but definitely not a great book. Predictable and pretty corny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Solla | 11/23/2013

    " I liked the characters and the storyline but it left me with some unanswered questions about what happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominika Daniluk-Gluchy | 10/15/2013

    " My favourite and most interesting storyline in that book was the one about the bank robbery. The rest was a little bit of a "filler" and boring. The love story was a bit too quick and unrealistic which in my opinion spoiled the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra crosby | 10/15/2013

    " I was unable to finish this book. It was boring and I didn't like the main character, Olivia at all! She was whiny and unlikeable. She did nothing but complain in the part of the book that I did read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy Johnson Winkler | 9/8/2013

    " Just okay. Typical Fern Michaels book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betty | 5/24/2013

    " Total and utter crap. The writing was very stiff and the charictors were completly flat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/8/2013

    " It was an intriguing story although I felt a lot of negative emotions throughout where I thought there could have been more service oriented or at least curiosity based actions. I never really felt a connection to any of the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 12/21/2012

    " I let my daughter, who's five, pick this one. Not as bad as some other ones, but a bit too corny for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 7/2/2012

    " Usually I enjoy books by Fern Michaels, but this one really dragged and I completely lost interest in it towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/26/2012

    " This book was slow getting started. It was an okay read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/17/2012

    " I thought it was going to be a girl book that I got suckered into buying from book of the month, but it turned out to be a good read. Characters I actually cared for, and tons of cute dogs. I shouldn't be thrown off by pink covers from now on... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorraine | 8/12/2011

    " Not one of this author's best. Good concept for a story but is not executed well. Too much unnecessary "stuff" made the book tough to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Deppe | 7/31/2011

    " This was the first book for Fern Michaels I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read it in one day (as I didn't have to go to work). It was a fun pleasant read. Good story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keri Leach | 7/7/2011

    " Well...I got to page 75 and I had a VERY hard time staying concentrated with this story! I feel I gave it plenty of time to reel me in but it never happened!! I don't believe I've ever tried a Fern Michaels book but this wasn't a very good "first impression" :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/12/2011

    " Cute story. Sweet girl, wretched birth mother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/17/2011

    " I found this to be a fun story to read and that the dogs added a unique touch to the story. This was a nice and easy read that was enjoyable - I do like reading books by this author. Nothing too heavy, just right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/23/2010

    " Goes a litle long with the author trying to cram in too many cute dog stories and romance items into a mystery.
    Good enough read. Characters are likeable. Mystery is interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maia | 7/10/2010

    " i listened to it, and stopped after 3/4, it was just too cheesy and bad, i couldn't take it anymore "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 7/7/2010

    " Not one of her best works. I have been thoroughly enjoying the "Sisterhood" series. Next to that series this seems like an earlier less polished work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 5/21/2010

    " I liked the characters and the storyline but it left me with some unanswered questions about what happened. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra | 5/3/2010

    " I was unable to finish this book. It was boring and I didn't like the main character, Olivia at all! She was whiny and unlikeable. She did nothing but complain in the part of the book that I did read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/24/2010

    " Great book. Romance with mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 12/2/2009

    " I always enjoy a Fern book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 11/23/2009

    " This was the first book for Fern Michaels I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read it in one day (as I didn't have to go to work). It was a fun pleasant read. Good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie O' | 11/12/2009

    " Another great book this was!!!! There are not enough Stars to rate her books. "

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About the Author
Author Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels (a.k.a. Mary Ruth Kuczkir) is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of romance and thriller novels, including Hey, Good Looking; Pretty Woman; The Nosy Neighbor; The Real Deal; and many others. There are more than seventy million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.