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Sweet Misfortune: Cinta dalam Kue Ke(tidak)beruntungan

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Bagi Sophie Jones, kebahagiaan sama dengan sepotong cokelat: manis, tetapi cepat sekali meleleh dan hilang. Segala macam tragedi sepertinya telah ia alami: kehilangan orangtua, dicampakkan tunangan, dan lain sebagainya. Masa lalunya itu membuatnya percaya bahwa di dunia ini tidak ada kebahagiaan.

Dia pun menumpahkan kesedihannya dengan menjual Misfortune Cookies—kue-kue yan
456 pages
Published August 2011 by Qanita (first published 2010)
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Sweet Misfortune (Kevin Alan Milne)

Sophie Jones had a tragic past, one that bleeds into the present and is obstructing her future. She feels she is not meant to be happy, that true Happiness does not exist. Her bit of happiness comes from the candy shop she owns and operates, stemming from her childhood love of chocolate.

One day she meets Garrett Black, a handsome young doctor. Her life seems to be changing as she allows herself to fall in love, against her better judgment. Then it happens, he b
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anik soemarni
Some people are lucky in love
you aren’t one of them

Ketika memutuskan membaca Sweet Misfortune, saya berharap akan menemukan taburan pelajaran hidup seperti saat menikmakti buku Alan Milne sebelumnya yang berjudul The Nine Lessons. Membuka halaman pertama saya tersenyum mendapati kutipan di atas, “Some people are lucky in love, you aren’t one of them” dan spontan saya menjawab dalam hati, “Yes, you right,” dan membuat semakin bersemangat menapaki lembar demi lembar.
Mengikuti tokoh Sophie Jones, s
**I received this book through the Amazon Vine program**

Sofie is a glass half-empty person. She's not really sad, but she isn't happy either. When the man who broke her heart returns to her life and wants to try and set right his wrong, she gives him a task she doesn't believe he'll ever complete. He needs to put an ad in the local paper looking for happiness and get 100 viable responses before she will even listen to his explanation.

This is a story about how a single event can be a pivotal mom
Clockstein Lockstein
Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne is a fantastic romance with a message of letting go of guilt and learning to trust love. Sophie Jones loves running her candy shop which has become well known for its Misfortune Cookies: dipped in bitter baker's chocolate, each one has a unique, hand-written negative fortune. Unlike your usual fortunes that promise good things and blessings, these predict car repairs, balding, and broken hearts. Sophie came up with the idea after her fiance, Garrett, canceled ...more
Sophie Jones is a young woman who has had a hard life. She lost her parents in a car accident on her 9th birthday and then was jilted a week before her wedding the year before the book begins. She is certain that happiness in her life is not meant to be. On her 29th birthday, her foster sister Evalynn arranges a surprise for Sophie - her ex-fiance shows up in Sophie's chocolate shop, asking for a chance to explain why he left. Sophie doesn't want to give Garrett the chance to break her heart aga ...more
Ayu Puspita Sari
2,5 stars

Umm, baca novel ini karena pernah liat promosinya di salah satu poster penerbit Qanita, dan begitu baca blurb-nya di Goodreads, saya langsung semangan hunting buku ini.

But well.....

Masalahnya adalah, cerita ini punya potensi yang bagus, saya rasa Mr. Milne adalah seorang penggagas yang hebat, sayangnya, menurut saya, dia bukan penulis yang bagus. Kisah ini bercerita mengenai seorang gadis bernama Sophie yang sudah tidak percaya lagi pada kebahagiaan yang bertahan lama, dan setiap mendap
Cercasi felicità
Aiutatemi a trovare quello che ho perso.
Suggerimenti alla Casella Postale 3297:
Tacoma, WA 98402
(Solo felicità duratura, sostenitori fugacità astenersi)

Questa è una storia sulla felicità.
E sul dolore.
Una storia sulle seconde occasioni. E sui sensi di colpa che ci perseguitano per tutta la vita.
Una storia amara. Una storia romantica.
Ok, ricominciamo daccapo.
Protagonisti indiscussi di questo romanzo sono Amore e Felicità, ma fanno di tutto per camuffarsi, per presentarsi sotto
"Il gusto segreto del cioccolato amaro" di Kevin Alan Milne è un romanzo adorabile sull’amore, sul senso di colpa e su quello strano concetto che è la serendipità (Julius Comroe Jr. definiva così questo concetto: “Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter.”, ovvero “La serendipità è cercare un ago in un pagliaio e trovarci la figlia del contadino.”).
Sophia Maria Jones ha ventinove anni, possiede una cioccolateria e crede che la sfortuna sia l’unica cos
This book was prominently displayed in the new fiction section of Barnes and Noble a few months ago, so I added the book to my "to read" list. When a copy finally became available at my local library, I put in a request for it, as the premise of the book greatly intrigued me.

This is my first book by author Kevin Alan Milne, and it's definitely one of the better books I've read this year. The book was incredibly well-written, paced well, and not at all trite. In fact, while it was clear that it f
Che dire di questo libro, mi è piaciuto molto!!!mi ha catturata della prima pagina fino all'ultima, non sono davvero riuscita a staccarmene.
Nel momento in cui ho letto la trama, mi è sembrato carino, ma non mi aspettavo tutte le emozioni che mi ha fatto provare!!!
Protagonista di questo libro è Sophie, una ragazza di ventinove anni, che ha da sempre una passione per il cioccolato, e gestisce un piccolo negozio di cioccolatini. Nella vita è stata molto sfortunata, prima rimanendo orfana all'età di
Michelle Nichols
This book started so stinking sad.... I was bawling my face off and wondered if it was ever going to be happy ever again..... But it was! Kind of? Heart broken girl, doesn't want to talk to the guy she was engaged to, blah blah blah, but whole time I was busy wondering what sort of crazy secret this guy had that made him run away. And believe me I had felt her pain over jerk guys using and abusing you but once it started the back story I was very very curious. It is totally worth your time!!!!! ...more
I picked up this book at Costco, thinking it sounded interesting. What got my attention was the fortune on the book’s cover, “Many people are lucky in love. You aren’t one of them.” Sophie Jones is a pessimist, and has good reason to feel that way. Her ex-fiance, Garrett, who left her in tears a year earlier, reappears in her life. He wants Sophie to hear him out on why he left, but she isn’t going to make it easy on him. She makes him take out a want-ad in the local paper searching for happines ...more
[ Breve pensiero/riflessione/ sproloquio? ] Le parole possono avere un sapore, una consistenza, un odore particolare?
Dopo essere arrivata fino in fondo a questa storia, dopo aver conosciuto Sophia ed essermi presa una cotta per Garret, ed aver fatto bagni di melassa, aver amaramente pianto e ironicamente sorriso, posso dire di si.
Tutte le parole di questo libro , per me, hanno l'odore, il sapore, la consistenza, del cioccolato. Ogni tipo di cioccolato, da quello bianco a quello al latte con le
Was passed this book by a friend of a friend. Though the concept was ok, hence the 2 stars in stead of 1, it was yet again another typical amateurishly written formula driven style girly book. I am baffled that this genre cannot have better writing skills behind it. Why?
One thing I found, and this is a spoiler in a way, if the main male character already Knew and had an intention for pursuing the blind date, after finding that out later on when reading near the end, it was quite confusing as to
Andrea Ika
Book Review: Sweet Misfortune

Kevin Alan Milne #review2014

Original Language: English
Publisher: Center Street
Country: USA
Publication Date: June 10, 2010
Page Count: 288
My rating 3,5 stars
Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay." What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit wi
Hhmm... Masih nggak paham kenapa Garret harus memutuskan hubungan mereka satu minggu sebelum pernikahan. Garret seharusnya paham betul kalau hal itu akan menghancurkan Sophie, apalagi dia jg udh tau masa lalunya Sophie. Plus udh disebutkan jg kalau dia merasa menderita selama dua dekade terakhir. Terus kenapa? Kenapa?! Kenapa dia harus menunggu hingga hari pernikahan itu akan tiba, lalu menghancurkan hati Sophie berkeping-keping?! Apa itu namanya kalau bukan balas dendam?? Ffiuhh...

Kalau jd Soph
Questo mi è stato regalato dalla mia migliore amica per il mio compleanno, ed è un libro decisamente gradevole, lo vedrei bene sottoforma di commedia romantica al cinema Una storia d'amore ma anche un piccolo mistero da ricomporre, un passato da ricostruire per poter chiudere finalmente con tutti i propri dubbi. Sciogliere i nodi per poter fare quel passo che ci permette di crescere e andare avanti. Alcune trovate decisamente graziose. Leggero e piacevole, anche se in alcuni punti scritto terra- ...more
Julie Drucker
Aug 31, 2014 Julie Drucker rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a love story with a twist of excitement!
Recommended to Julie by: Won in Goodreads Giveaways
Thank you Goodreads for your giveaways, what a wonderful way to get a book to add to my collection. Thank you Kevin Milne for allowing me to, not only,receive a hardback copy of your book for free ,but also,one that you autographed. When I first began to read this book I thought what a nice easy read; a simple book about love, loss and overcoming that loss with a happily ever after at the end. Sweet and simple. Was I in for a surprise! It was so much more than that! The title is so appropriate; ...more
Elizabeth Olmedo
Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne provides a fun and light read that keeps the reader hooked. I greatly enjoyed this book, so much so that I didn’t set it down until I finished. Kevin Alan Milne will prove to suspicious readers that men can write fun, sassy romances. While Sophie’s life overflows with heartbreak, the story never bogs down with sadness. On the contrary, it remains light and optimistic even though the main character is a “the-glass-is-half-empty” kind of girl. Following the mai ...more
Sophie Jones is a chocolatier who runs her own chocolate shop. She has had a lot of heartbreak, pain and guilt that she carries from her past so her outlook on life is not very bright. One of her best sellers is a misfortune cookie-a fortune cookie dipped in bitter chocolate with handwritten misfortunes inside. Sophie lives life based on expecting the worst. On her 9th birthday Sophie's entire family was killed in a car accident. Sophie was the only survivor and she blames herself for the accide ...more
Gosh, I'm so tired of clicking 3 stars. I'm also tired of liking a novel up to the 40% mark, feeling let down yet hopeful up to 60% and just wanting to be finished with it by 80%. Is it me and the books I'm choosing or is it just the books? I don't know. So many books these days have great premise and less than great execution. This is one of them.
I picked this up at in the library in desperation for something to read. Everything I wanted to read was either checked out or on hold. I should know better at this point! It took everything I had to finish this thing. The female character is annoying and frustrating. The story never seems to end. I about lost my mind. But I had to finish it, just to finish it. I should have returned it to the library after the first chapter.

I've decided that I can't read stories about wishy-washy, silly women a
I was very surprised by this book. It's been sitting on my to read shelf at home for two weeks and I finally picked it up and couldn't put it down. Very cute!

Moral Note: Does say "heck" a couple times and a couple of "Oh Gosh's".
Diane Davis
Very good book... even though the main charachter frustrated me.. Too much like me I guess. She kept jumping to conclusions and was very stubborn.. But this was a great love story, mystery etc.. Really liked it alot....
I really loved it! I dreamt with the main character. A non banal story with a coup de theatre in the end..
If the book hadn't been a library book, I'd've thrown it across the room. The heroine is a whiner, the (I guess) romantic hero is a jerk, and the Big Secret is pedestrian.

I found I did not want the heroine to get back together with The Ex With A Secret. He's a shmuck! I stopped reading because I just couldn't listen to the two of them whinging any longer, and I found the thought that they'd make up and it would be better than ever was sick-making.

The writing was sound, and the mis-fortune cooki
"Aku senang mengetahui kau masih romantis setengah mati,"
"Romantis sepenuh hati," koreksinya. "Ada bedanya."

kata-kata itu bener-bener bikin meleleh rasanya.
Awalnya aku kurang sreg dengan novel ini karena heroine-nya itu malah dideketin lagi sama mantan tunangannya, aku lebih suka dengan orang baru dari pada orang yang pernah mengkhianatinya. Well, I was wrong (inilah sebabnya menduga sebelum membacanya, tapi karena ingin tahu kebenarannya makanya aku beli). Dan yah bila alasannya seperti itu, ak
Fun book. I really liked it.
Non è che mi aspettassi cose particolari da questo libro, romanzetto da fine vacanze natalizie con titolo ammiccante, inoltre mi era stato prestato quindi ero ulteriormente ben disposta, almeno non ci avevo speso dei soldi, ma insomma ci ho sprecato più o meno 4 ore ed è stato così terribilmente deludente che mi chiedevo cosa lo finissi a fare... e lo stavo ancora leggendo.
Probabilmente la risposta è: "Volevo vedere dove sarebbe arrivato l'autore" ed è arrivato proprio tanto in basso. Inoltre l
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Kevin Milne was born in 1973 and grew up in Sherwood, Oregon, a quiet country town south of Portland. He earned a diploma from Sherwood High school in 1991, in a graduating class of fewer than one hundred students.

In college, after studying such varied fields as film, journalism, communications, pre-dentistry, pre-law, and German, Milne eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology
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