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The Double Life Of Anna Day

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Anna has waited a long time to fall in love and now that she has, she's not going to let her boyfriend Charlie's mother stand in her way. Meredith Granger is frighteningly well-cultured and impossible to impress. So far, Anna hasn't even been allowed to meet her. But when Charlie leaves the country on business for the summer, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 5th 2006 by Little, Brown Book Group
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Sandra Grauschopf
Apr 30, 2015 Sandra Grauschopf rated it it was ok
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So your boyfriend won't introduce you to his mother. What do you do when persuasion and ultimatums won't work? Well, completely reinvent yourself to appeal to what you think this mother will like, then wiggle your way into her circle of friends while your boyfriend is away, and "surprise" him by being at her birthday party when he returns. Because nothing could go wrong with that plan, right? Right?

Ugh.

The premise was so far-fetched that the writing would have had to be awesome to pull it off.
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Sonia Gomes
Apr 05, 2009 Sonia Gomes added it
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I started this one as a fun read, but just could not get through, it was slow, really slow. I did try as I thought there would be humor, if there was I just could not get it !
Lauren
Dec 15, 2015 Lauren rated it did not like it
Rubbish
Sue
Sep 23, 2010 Sue rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-2010
Anna Day is living a double life. Her boyfriend Charlie is away on business, and Anna wants to get to know his mother, Meredith. Charlie has refused to introduce them, insisting that Meredith is over-protective and would be too distraught if she knew that he had a long-term girlfriend.

So Anna determines to re-model herself as the kind of sweet girl that her potential mother-in-law would like, hanging around her village, following her interests, even going on holiday with her...

It took a while
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Adri
Jul 12, 2015 Adri rated it liked it
Although there is never any doubt about how the story will end there are a fe little twists and turns which made this a fun read. Very good sense of humour.
Sara
Jul 28, 2014 Sara rated it it was ok
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Amina
Sep 01, 2007 Amina rated it liked it
I suppose after reading house of spirits which is a very powerful book - the double life of anna day felt a bit shallow. It took me a little longer than normal to get into the story and empathise with the characters but when i eventually did it was brilliant and so powerfully true about men, commitment and the lenghts women will go to!! It's a good fun book with a painfully true ending.
Ash A leen
Jul 06, 2008 Ash A leen marked it as to-read
Another one which i just havent been able to get stuck into..... The story appeals to me though.
Kate Moffatt
Jul 27, 2011 Kate Moffatt rated it liked it
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Meh, it was okay. Very predictable.
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