The Last Anniversary
Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one she let get away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum...more
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While this isn't my favorite of her books I did really like it and feel she is an incredibly talented author. Maybe her books won't win Pulitzers or whatever, but her characters have so much detail and depth that it is sheer pleasure to know them through the books.
Sophie broke up with Thomas a few years ago, right before he was about to prop ...more
So.........What happened to Jack and Alice Munro? Well, you'll have to read through "several" family related side "stories" to find out. For me, it just took too long to get to the meat of the MUNRO BABY MYSTERY, and Sophie's "story" in particular, turned out to be rather a disappointment.
I did like Margie and the outcome of her "story" but the very best part of the whole book (IMHO) was when Rose told the...more
Here we are introduced to a large group of characters who have some link (la ...more
As always I love the Aussie references throughout, it's all gold. This setting, not too far from where I live, seems like a little slice of heaven. The storyline asks us to suspend belief a little, but it's easy to do so as it's just so heart warming! The characters are self deprecating and loveable, and of co ...more
Sophie Honeywell: terrifyingly thirty-nine years old, mortifyingly single; blessed with a disorder called ‘Idiopathic Craniofacial Erythema’, or ‘severe facial blushing'.
Thomas Gordon: her ex-boyfriend; Their break-up was spectacularly bad; he is part of an eccentric family living on S ...more
At first, my thoughts when starting The Last Anniversary was “there are too many characters. How am I meant to keep track of all of them?” As I kept rea ...more
I tried to read this book before, about two years ago, and didn't finish. This month, it is the BOTM in one of my favorite groups so I'd figure I would give it another shot. Again, I found the plot slow and the character development to be overkill, taking up the first half of the book just reading each character's perspective on every little thing. I remembered why I DNF'd the first time around. But, I am so glad I stuck it out because when the family dynamics and mysterious plot began to tak ...more
My least favorite of the Moriartys. I only finished hoping for that trademark twisted surprise ending and what little there was of that disappointed. I had to resort to the Evelyn Wood approach to reading to get through this one. I'm ready for some man-lit.
Like many of Moriary's books, "Anniversary" has a good plot and a terrific cast of believable characters. Much of the plot centers on relationships -- romantic, familial, platonic, etc. This one has a lighthearted "mystery" thrown in, which most readers will at least partially figure out fairly easily.
Readers who hate ambiguity may not enjoy the ending of this one.
While not as good as "The Husband's Secre ...more
The Last Anniversary is set largely on a sli ...more
Love is a decision.
Quite predictable, and the characters were a bit stereotypical - absolutely perfect for a beach read! And as I'm currently on holiday I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have read almost all of Liane Moriarty's books (except for one) and the two best ones are What Alice Forgot and Big Little Lies, but in all of them she has a unique way of saying something that you already know and believe in such a way that you go - yes, yes that's exactly what I feel. I can't wait to see what she doe ...more
I wanted to give it 3.5 stars but the app wouldn't let me. A lovely page turner with a hint of mystery. I really enjoy ...more
I really enjoyed the setting which was much more 'Australiana' than her other books (a small fictional Island off Sydney called Scribbly Gum) and the characters were all loveable and realistic. The mystery was relatively easy to solve, but really wasn't the main purpose of the novel for me. I thought it was much more about family, including unconventional ones, and secrets kept over generations.
Ova knjiga priča nam priču o tajni otoka Scribbly Gum, sa kojeg su jednog dana misteriozno iščeznuli supružnici Alice i Jack Mu ...more
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Her breakout novel The Husband's Secret sold over three million copies worldwide, was a number 1 UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has ...more