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El club de las cinco

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  1,792 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
Cinco mujeres que se encontrarán a sí mismas… Cuando menos se lo esperan

Cuando Christie asume el mando del departamento donde trabajan Anna, Grace, Raychel y Dawn, ninguna podía imaginarse los lazos de amistad que se establecerían entre ellas y cómo cambiarían sus vidas. Anna a sus casi cuarenta años trata de superar que su prometido la haya abandonado por una mujer más jo
Paperback, 496 pages
Published October 3rd 2011 by Versátil (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 04, 2009 Chloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Christie comes to take over the reigns at the Bakery Department in which 5 ladies work, they don’t expect to develop the friendships and bonds that they do, especially that they’ve barely spoken a work to each other in the many years they’ve already worked there! There’s young Dawn who is planning her wedding to fiancé Calum, but starting to have niggly doubts about him and his lifestyle. Anna has been dumped by her fiancé Tony for younger woman Lynette but she still doesn’t seem to be over ...more
May 17, 2012 Indigo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Summer Fling by Milly Johnson

Loved loved loved it. I was immersed in the book from the first page and couldn't wait each day to read more. The struggle these women all went through trying to get their lives in order had me snatching every available half hour to read. What I liked the most, I think, is the community that the author has created, and the problems they needed to sort out. I loved these characters and wanted to move to Barnsley to be near them. They would take me into their group,
After several historical and crime novels, I'm in a chick-lit fun read stream (rut?!) at the moment, not wanting to strain my brain too much! And this IS a fun read, once one gets over the rather slow build-up which covers the first 50%...

Typical women's literature, it has 5 main female characters, all with interesting emotional problems which are tidily swept away one by one. Most readers could identify with at least one of them, and they are all funny and endearing in their individual ways. I
Sep 25, 2016 Leona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
An enjoyable, entertaining read. I find reading a book by Milly Johnson is better than having a hot fudge sundae on a hot summer's day. It's perfection without the calories. It seems once I start reading one of her books, I can't stop.

This is a story about five kind hearted women who have been dealt some very tough blows in life and need a bit of help to put the pieces back together again. I laughed, I cried, I smiled. What more could you want?

May 12, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of this one, Milly also enclosed some confetti, a bookmark and a keyring in my prize - what a lovely person I thought, I hope the book is just as lovely. Oh, don't you just love it when you read a book by an author you haven't tried before and love love love it - and then find that she has another three novels out there that I haven't yet read?
'A Summer Fling' is Milly's fourth novel and is written with some warmth and compassion, humour and fun and a good
Nov 09, 2010 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it was so much fun to read that I didn't want it to end. I could easily visualise the characters, especially with having worked in offices all my working life I know how you can get a mix like that. This was the first book I have read by Milly but it won't be the last. Although it addressed some fairly heavy issues it did it in such a way as to still keep you hooked and not depress you. The ending for me made it a fun easy read that cheered me up no end. The characters ...more
Dec 15, 2012 Élefill rated it really liked it
Fresca, divertida y también emotiva. Una historia en donde la amistad que surge entre estas cinco mujeres tan diversas, les ayudara a afrontar los problemas de su vida y encauzarlas hacia la felicidad. Me ha encantado y me ha tenido enganchada de principio a fin (que me haya acostado a las 3 de la mañana para terminarlo, lo corrobora).
Glenda Gurney
Oct 25, 2016 Glenda Gurney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Jan 29, 2011 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Christie Somers becomes manager of the Bakery department at White Rose Stores, and, over the course of a summer, helps to transform the lives of the four very different women who work for her. Her arrival is the catalyst for change for: Anna, left reeling when her fiance leaves her for another woman; Grace, trapped in an endless, loveless marriage without the courage to leave; Dawn, about to be married to a man that she is having doubts about; and Raychel, who hides dark secrets from her past. C ...more
Feb 16, 2013 Rosie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
After reading A Spring Affair a couple of years ago, I liked it enough to want to pick up another Milly Johnson book. I found this one for sale in my local library so thought I should give it a go.

A Summer Fling doesn’t simply have one protagonist, it has five who are all brought together by dynamic new boss Christie. All of the women have something going wrong in their lives and for the most part it revolves around men. Dawn is preparing herself to be married into the family from hell. Anna is
A.J. Llewellyn
Mar 15, 2015 A.J. Llewellyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
I loved this book! Johnson's work is really maturing and I was very pleased to see that some of the characters from The Yorkshire Pudding Club made welcome appearances here. And very thrilled the mystery of Elizabeth's missing sister Bev (from that book) is finally resolved. It was an unexplained dangling thread from the first book but I won't spoil it here by revealing the outcome.
The five women in the story are great. I loved Dawn and Grace's stories and really wish I lived in Barnsley near th
Helene Harrison
Review - However, I did really like the ending, and how Dawn finally realised that she didn't want to marry Callum, and Anna got with Vladimir, and Grace managed to leave her husband and could openly see her kids. A very neat ending. I wasn't really very fond of this book at the beginning, as it seemed to drag out with no action. However, from about halfway through, it got interesting and there were so many twists and turns. I think it would have been better to spread the action throughout the b ...more
Jul 17, 2010 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
I won't give a detailed review as someone has already given this a wonderful write up. Needless to say fans of The Yorkshire Pudding Club will not be disappointed with this. The story involves 4 women whose lives are altered when their manager retires and their small dept is taken over by the vivacious Christie.

I was rooting on every woman as they dealt with their personal struggles.

These characters are so well written and you cannot help but feel sympathy for them in the hard times and cheer th
Aug 19, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book and would be delighted if it got turned into a film or mini-series. It is the quickest I have read a book in years!. I loved the fact that there were long and short chapters which meant I could fit one more in before bedtime! I felt really connected to the characters and was screaming for them hoping that things would work out in the end. Sad the book is finished but would read again and will investigate other novels by this author.
Nov 25, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book should really carry a 4 1/2 rating but I can't do that here.

The thing I love most about Milly Johnson's books is that they always contain an element of something a little magical within the story. Nothing too far fetched as to be unbelievable though, just a little sprinkle of the unusual.

This is the fourth MJ book I have read so far and I have the rest of her back catalogue on my wish-list.

Jan 21, 2012 Clo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-reading
I've never read a Molly Johnson book before, but I am very impressed with her. At first, I was thinking to myself "How am I going to remember all these characters" and I found I had to keep reverting back to the back page to see who the characters were. But I finally got my head around them.
Although I'd say it was a chick litty book, it was full of surprises and shocks. I can't say who my favourite character was because I really liked them all :)
Claire Mc Partlin
This is the best book I have read in ages, definitely one of those can't put it down until you've finished it books. The characters were all great and developed really well over the course of the book. This is the third Milly Johnson book I've read and they've all been fantastic, but this is by far my favourite - so far! I want to jump straight into another one of hers, but don't want to read them all at once and have nothing to look forward to!
Marie Dominique
Jan 19, 2014 Marie Dominique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fab it, this is a must read :-)
Apr 07, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, romance
Another fantastic heartwarming story.
Anna La
Mar 11, 2017 Anna La rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lits-3
Wow, I went into this book expecting a very light and easy read! This book definitely had some darker moments but overall, I really enjoyed it. I actually got addicted and decided to read instead of sleep or do the work I was supposed to be doing!

1. The beginning of the book was quite confusing since we were introduced to so many women and their stories. But I quickly got to know the main ladies.
2. Loved how Christie came in and just initiated conversation, bonding and friendship between her and
Dec 02, 2014 Elusive rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
‘A Summer Fling’ is a story about five women who form a strong bond at work through their new department head, Christie. When Christie steps in, her approach is a lot more personal and relaxed, hence encouraging them to open up and share their lives and feelings with one another. I found the major problems to be the fact that the book had too many characters and the storylines were similar or boring. Those will be addressed later.

First of all, the characters are pretty much stereotypical. None o
Mar 23, 2015 Gingercat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well what can I say about this book? For all of you already familiar with Milly’s work, this was a typical Milly Johnson book - an irresistible mix of humour, compassion, love and friendship.

The story is based around a group of women who work together in the head office for a supermarket. They know each other but only on the most superficial basis, acquaintances rather than friends, hiding their inner problems and turmoil behind polite smiles and chirpy ‘good morning’s! This all changes with the
Lydia Laceby
Originally Reviewed at Novel Escapes

I don’t think there will be anything Milly Johnson writes that I don’t enjoy. All of her novels are lovely and unique, even though they may share similar themes, and they all find a place in my heart. This one was no different.

I did find the beginning to this novel a tad slow and didn’t fully get immersed into the story right away, but seeing as how the story is told from 5 women’s perspectives, it only makes sense that it would take some time to get to know e
May 11, 2016 Joey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give the book a three point five.

I agree with most readers that the book illustrates common love phenomenon women faces at different ages - married women being trapped in loveless marriage just for the sake of children, unconfident women crying over cheating and leaving men, timid women who wouldn't stand up for themselves and thought living a unhappy life is what a life is like.
The author does a fantastic job in bringing these characters to life. I am sure women who are in these heroi
Noor Ashadawi

A nice easy read. 3.5 stars. It took me about a dozen chapters to really get engrossed in the Story. I kept reading bc the book got really good reviews on amazon and it did indeed get a lot better. The plot is pretty predictable from the getgo but the book is still well written and the characters are very likable. I loved The idea of female friendship and empowerment but the men in the story barely had any personality. They were walking cliches. The Canadian singer sounded more American than Can
Esther mundih
what an amazinnnnng book. i started this one 6 months ago...yes! and i never had the drive to finish it which was quite strange seeing as i enjoyed it so much this time around. My first problem was mostly keeping up with all the characters. And believe you me when you first pick this one up the characters will overwhelm you. i had to write down who was who . Guess i love the 1 man band type of novels. NEver been a fan of a crowded cast but because of the
"amazingness" of this book. I will let it
Tash Milton
Feb 09, 2017 Tash Milton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a lovely book, took me a long time due to life complications but being able to relax in bed reading smiling and laughing all the way throughout felt amazing. Would defiantly recommend
May 20, 2011 Agi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I had every kind of feeling and emotion reading this book. I was so, so sad, I was happy, I was angry... I just felt like I was a part of this book.
OK, it started very slowly for me, but then it began to roll and really develop. There were moments that there were too many descriptions for me, just too many, and I have skipped some parts (not a lot of). I know that the part with Al Holly was relatively important, but it has bored me to the back teeth actually and I didn't read almost any chapter
Mar 29, 2015 Hasna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...I am a Milly Johnson's fan,but when I picked up this one,I would've guessed that I will love this book this much.. Been read a spring affair and an autumn crush, but this one is the best. It's got 5 heroines that I got a little mixed up but along the way as I get a grip I became gripped by their every story. This book is understandably thick because it has to tell stories of 5 girls. Anna, Dawn, Grace and Rayche all starting as miserable but blossoming into more bravely women with the supp ...more
Mar 02, 2012 Nathalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this! Once I'd got used to who everyone was, I was hooked on this book. Thoroughly enjoyed it, I loved the characters - the group of women all are lovely, and I really wanted them all to be happy. I loved the mysterious Vladimir Darq character too! I could so clearly imagine the Crooke family, which made me chuckle.
I love Milly Johnson's books, they are always so well written, with believable and real characters who you easily warm to. Her books always make me feel light-hearted after re
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Milly Johnson was born in Barnsley, raised in Barnsley and still lives in Barnsley - although she did study in Exeter for four years and emigrate to Haworth in West Yorkshire in the 1980s.

She trained as an actress, teacher, an accountant, a Customer Services and Suggestion Scheme Manager as well as working in a variety of administrative posts for companies dealing with anything from antique furnit
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