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Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

Created: 09/08/12

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Posted Sep. 08, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

In the Epilogue, Jane gives Reba a recipe cookbook in honor of her "setting a wedding date." Do you think they followed through? Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?


Posted Sep. 08, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
irisf

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

In my happily ever after frame of mind, I'd like to think of them living in El Paso and raising a family with all of their major relationship problems behind them. Riki throughout the book was a patient and steady force and I would like to think that his understanding and perseverance would serve Reba well in overcoming her past.


Posted Sep. 08, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debrals

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I agree with Iris. I think they made it work.


Posted Sep. 08, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Lynn R

Join Date: 09/08/12

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I am sure that they are still together and able to over come the normal problems of life and marriage.


Posted Sep. 09, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
joanw

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I feel sure that they are together and happy.


Posted Sep. 09, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lynnw

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I think they stayed together but not necessarily in El Paso. Riki needs to grow and I hope he goes further in search for a more just legal system.


Posted Sep. 10, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyt

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I like the happily-ever-after feeling of the epilogue. Reba seemed ready to take on love and marriage with Riki.


Posted Sep. 13, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
joyces

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I think that they did end up together, the where and how I am not so sure about. It is my hope they have a couple kids, both are working and they are chasing the American Dream with much success


Posted Sep. 15, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyl

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

i guess I'm a little cynical. I would hope they're happy but I'm not sure all their issues are resolved, especially Reba's. It's a nice ending but....who knows?


Posted Sep. 17, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lisag

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I'm sort of with dorothyl on this. I'd want to know Reba didn't settle for anything she didn't truly want, that the two were equally happy with at least the important life choices they each wanted, before they ended up marrying. Because, in the long haul, the romance certainly isn't enough. Most of marriage is hard work and each person needs to feel happy and satisfied for marriages to last.


Posted Sep. 22, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
barbarab

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I feel as though Reba & Riki are together & making the journey together. I think their separation helped Reba, especially to decide what she really wants out of life & I think she is a much stronger person at the end of the book. Riki needs to find who he is & work through his problems, but he'll have strong Reba behind him.


Posted Sep. 23, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bettyt

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I think they are together but I think they both looked for more workwise, especially Riki.


Posted Sep. 23, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
marganna

Join Date: 10/14/11

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RE: Where do you think Riki and Reba are today?

I'm certain they are together. Maybe with kids, a 2 car garage and a dog or two... Seriously tho, they'd be together facing life with it's ups & downs. Both had grown during the book. Both understand the challenges of life and were ready to embrace their issues. They now have much more appreciation for the support of the other one. El Paso, maybe but might have moved on. I think Riki would still be in some service of helping other people with compassion and understanding. Reba has become an author - her books sell readily and are anticipated by her huge following.


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