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Did the Earth Move?

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  283 Ratings  ·  28 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
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by Gallery Books (first published 2003)
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Jan 31, 2009 Mandy rated it did not like it
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
Angela Free
May 31, 2015 Angela Free rated it really liked it
Ahh, that was a feel good book!
Feb 16, 2008 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
Aug 18, 2011 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 28, 2012 Rosemarie rated it it was amazing
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.
Aug 11, 2009 Catherine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing
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
Feb 12, 2012 Kat A rated it liked it
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
Jul 05, 2014 Ella rated it liked it
Predictable but good little holiday read
Jun 26, 2011 Agi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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...:)))
Oct 31, 2013 tenamoh rated it it was amazing
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....
Oct 23, 2015 Aishwarya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved this book.
Apr 30, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 29, 2013 Sue Sullivan rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 17, 2011 Natasa Tovornik rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Easy to read novel about a single mom, her children, family, ex-husbands and the vet. Good for the beach.
Jun 14, 2013 Valdez rated it liked it
Nice story about a woman marching to her own drummer, and a not so lost love that is rediscovered.
May 13, 2012 Sheena rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit

Fantastic Book. This is the first novel I've read by Carmen Reid and I can't wait to read another.
Nina Draganova
Apr 13, 2015 Nina Draganova rated it it was amazing
Shelves: second-reading
Една от много любимите ми книги.Жалко,че няма други преведени в България на Кармен Риййд.
Jan 18, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
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
Jun 29, 2011 Holly Gault rated it it was amazing
I loved the friends and lovers, loved the community and the situations.

Liked the ending and thought it was a cute story
very easy and enjoyable book to read.
Jun 27, 2012 Sue rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining and funny
Jan 10, 2016 Eva rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Recept na štěstí"
Sep 22, 2008 Marita rated it really liked it
A cute zip book.
Apr 04, 2012 Denica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Amazing book!
Ali Devine
May 31, 2013 Ali Devine rated it it was amazing
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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
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