Did the Earth Move?
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Did the Earth Move?

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  229 ratings  ·  25 reviews
It's all about Eve.

At least, it should be -- after divorce with Dennis and being jilted by Joseph, Eve could use a little "me" time. Yoga and tending her tiny organic garden keep her centered, but life's complicated when you have two barely grown sons, two little ones at home, and a demanding job. At the end of the day, Probation Officer Eve morphs into Mommy Eve, master...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by Gallery Books (first published 2003)
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There are things I liked about this book.1. Eve found her way after her husband left her. 2. That she was kinda of a hippy. and that is about it. The things I hated. 1. The endsless sex scenes. Honestly wtf? 2. How her looks kept being brought up in the book. OKay I get it she is a sexy bitch in her late 40's.3. Why did the american teeage girls have to be into drugs? Dennis could have been a bad dad to them but why would it have to go to that? 4. She never confronted the chick for having an aff...more
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction/2003/415 pgs
CHARACTERS: Eve/Probation officer
FIRST LINES:Nils. Yes? Nothing. I'm just trying it out.

COMMENTS: 01/24/08 rec via bookcrossing/ring ray. Eve is in her early 40's, has 4 children and is a probation officer. She has 2 sons in their 20's from her 1st marriage and a girl 9 and boy 2 from her ex-boyfriend. Eve married Dennis when sh...more
I love the theme of old lovers reuniting. There is just something about it that makes me root for exes. Eve is the mother of four and has two failed romances under her belt. One of her sons has just let her know he's getting married AND he's about to become a father at the age of 20. Her youngest is just 3 years old. It just seems to be the start of bad news for Eve. One thing after another happens and Eve is left feeling alone and overwhelmed. She's worried she's not over Joseph, failed romance...more
Rachel Brand
Other than the fact that this book started with a sex scene, I don't remember anything about it. And that when I was fifteen, I noticed my mum reading this book and asked her what she thought of it. She said it was okay, and that I was probably old enough to read it, to which I commented that I'd already read it a few years earlier. I honestly don't know how I got this book past her when I was thirteen - on the bright side, I really didn't know what "Did the earth move?" meant, or that it was a...more
Eve has had a hard time of it. Her first husband Dennis ran away, her long-term lover Joseph is now engaged, single mother to four kids with a wide age gap, you really feel for her. Yet, she's strong, resilient with a great sense of humour throughout. You learn her story during the book as she comes to terms with the fact, she will soon be a grandmother.

This book show exactly what it's like being a single parent, trying to make sense of life and maintaining hope for relationships in the future....more
Exactly what I needed on my birthday: fun and undemanding chick-lit that says just because you're the 'wrong' side of 40 and have four kids you can't have (reasonably) uncomplicated sex or romance. All the same there were bits of this that were rather incredible: I can't imagine Eve having the time or the money to stay looking as she claims she does (although I can imagine the rushing around would keep her thin), and the vet was rather too conveniently nice throughout the story, but hey, it's es...more
Kat A
I have to say, I just hate the tag line her editor came up with for her: "A fabulous read. A sexy read. A Carmen Reid." It's so cheesy. Anyway, on to the actual book. It was pretty good actually. I liked the plot, specifically the way she turned things on their head with the main character being 10 years older than her love interest and the unplanned pregnancy storyline about her 20 year old son. I found I invested in the characters a lot more than her other books and was pleased with the pat ou...more
Predictable but good little holiday read
I really liked this book. Maybe not as much as I like Annie Valentine series, but still. It's nice to read from time to time about a woman, mother of 4, who managed to get her life in her hands and is doing really good. Who is fighting for her luck.
The only thing that I didn't like in this book were the sex scenes, too much Jackie Collins for me, and there is only one Jackie...:)))
i read the book earlier this year and the funny thing is that i really dont know how to relate the "did the earth move?" to the whole story but all in all,i really loved the story(except for the "scenes" in the beginning). Eve's portrait characteristics are so realistic that it seems like im just watching her everyday and enjoying her story.looking forward to read more of Carmen's....
Totally brilliant - really could not put it down once I started it, its the perfect poolside read...the plot keeps you in a spin at all times, its very funny and engaging, you would want Eve to be your best friend...
Sue Sullivan
Read this book several years ago. I just wanted it to go on and on. Would love a sequel. I've re read it many times. It's become one of my 'comfort' books. Perfect for any romantic.
Natasa Tovornik
Easy to read novel about a single mom, her children, family, ex-husbands and the vet. Good for the beach.
Nice story about a woman marching to her own drummer, and a not so lost love that is rediscovered.

Fantastic Book. This is the first novel I've read by Carmen Reid and I can't wait to read another.
Took some getting into but once the story evolved ,the pace of the book was enjoyable .
loved it! liked it much more than bed for three or something like that.
Holly Gault
I loved the friends and lovers, loved the community and the situations.
Geraldine Allien

Liked the ending and thought it was a cute story
very easy and enjoyable book to read.
Very entertaining and funny
"Recept na štěstí"
A cute zip book.
Amazing book!
Latisha Bramlett
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Carmen was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countryside.

This may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities, department stores, books, the cinema and newspapers.

She is currently working on her eigth novel for grown-ups and her third novel for teenagers. Well, she likes to keep busy.

Carmen did once study English Literature at...more
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