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Preview — The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
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
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
Having read rather a good deal of chick lit this year, I’ve found that these novels tend to vary widely upon where they fall upon this rather broad genre. At one end are those novels that are a step or two away from traditional romances (with a few brand names and a bit of extra snark thrown in for good measure), while at the other are those that could fit quite snugly into the mainstream, or even literary fiction, shelves. These par...more
Here's the interesting part: I didn't even like this one as much as the other two of hers I've re...more
This one has some weaknesses. A bit of suspension of disbelief is necessary for everything surrounding the big mystery and people's reactions to it. Sophie was a bit of an ambiguous character for me. The author wanted us to relate to her, and at times it did not...more
Diese Frage um das Mysterium von Scribbly Gum Island beschäftigt Sophie seit ihrer Kindheit. Sie liebt das Rätsel um Alice und Jack...more
The Last Anniversary has some interesting characters that I enjoyed. As we enter the story, Connie has passed away however you do get a chance to know what typ...more
The parents of the Munro baby have disappeared and two y...more
Sophie moves into her inherited house and becomes involved in the lives of its eccentric inhabitants. She loves her new life but is unsettled that she is in love with a marri...more
Alice and Jack Munro leave/disappear from the island in the 1930's leaving baby Enigma or do they so goes the mystery. Connie and Rose rise the baby and make money off the island mystery until they are very rich. Years pass and Connie passes away and leaves her island house to Sophie. Sophie is not a member of the family only a friend of the family who enchanted Con...more
I enjoyed the settings and the premise of the story. I loved Sophie.
What I found a little trying about this one was the sheer number of characters and their very, loose at first, relationships with eachother. I had to write my own family tree...it would have been...more
Three Wishes (2004)
The Last Anniversary (2006)
What Alice Forgot (2010)
The Hypnotist's Love Story (2011)
The Husband's Secret (2013)
However, I blindly picked "The Last Anniversary" after being so delighted with "What Alice Forgot" and "The Husband's Secret." It didn't take long to realize this was one of the author's earlier works. That said, once I accepted that it was not going to ke...more
Her first word was ‘glug’. This was faithfully recorded in the baby book kept by her mother. (As the eldest of six children, Liane was the only one to get...more