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Love can find you in the strangest places - but it's never for sale!

They meet - of all places - buying tomatoes in the supermarket and there’s no denying the attraction is mutual. But Greg, a software developer, is still raw from his painful divorce and Emma, his children’s teacher, is recovering from her own heartache. Then the reappearance of Emma's career-obsessed ex-b
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Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published June 6th 2012
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Jenny Twist
Jun 09, 2012 Jenny Twist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You Can't Buy Love, But You Can Find it in the Supermarket!

When Greg meets Emma choosing tomatoes in the supermarket it is love at first sight. But the course of true love never runs smooth. What looks like an easy relationship between two free agents quickly becomes a nightmare when Emma realises that Greg is the father of one of her pupils. Then Emma's appalling ex-boyfriend reappears and tries to take over where he left off before he deserted her. Then Greg's ex-wife dumps the children on him
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Julie Powell
Jul 28, 2012 Julie Powell rated it really liked it
A well thought out love story, with 'real' characters in a 'real' setting. I don't usually read romances, however, this was free and I like to support other Indie authors.

This story had all the ingredients for this kind of book - humour, love and 'people to hate' - I liked it.

Worth reading.
Janet Doolaege
Aug 28, 2015 Janet Doolaege rated it it was amazing
A satisfying romance

Played out against a familiar, everyday background of supermarket, school, office and home, this novel’s plot is neatly constructed, and the two main characters, Emma and Greg, are both sympathetic. They meet precisely because they are “shopping for love”, i.e. doing elderly people’s shopping out of the kindness of their hearts, and we immediately warm to them. However, the love that they find carries its own complications in the form of ex-partners, dishonesty in the workpla
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Emily
Oct 06, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing
So unbelievably difficult to put down! I very nearly went without sleep for 2 days because I kept picking it up before going to bed and then couldn't stop. This is the second of Lynette's books that I've read now and they are both brilliant. She has such talent for creating believable characters and displaying their personalities effortlessly. I fell in love with the main characters (and the children) and felt Greg's anger and resentment towards his ex-wife. The emotions just pour out of the pag ...more
Elaine Blick
Nov 17, 2015 Elaine Blick rated it it was amazing
SHOPPING FOR LOVE

This intriguing and ambiguous title is the key to the story. Two likeminded people meet at a supermarket. Their backgrounds are amazingly similar - both have been let down by selfish marriage partners who have trampled on them and abused their loving natures, yet it has not embittered them and they are prepared to put themselves out to help someone needy and do their shopping for them. While performing an action prompted by compassionate love it is fitting that they are drawn to
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Sheri
Jun 21, 2015 Sheri rated it it was amazing
Shopping for Love by Lynette Sofras

Emma, a school teacher meets Greg at the supermarket. Greg is a software developer and getting over a painful divorce. Emma is fresh out of an on again off again relationship. add a spiteful ex wife and the two have a lot of interference in their new found relationship.

I liked Emma, she is an all around nice person. Greg is likable as well.The plot is original, but so life-like I could see something like this happening in real life. Greg's devious ex-wife makes
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A. Cook
Jul 01, 2012 A. Cook rated it it was amazing
Another good story from this British writer. I really enjoyed it and particularly liked the characters and humor. Recommended read.
Carin
Oct 15, 2012 Carin rated it really liked it


Quick read.
Deborah Court
Jun 15, 2012 Deborah Court rated it it was amazing
I have read Ms Sofras' previous books and as always, she delivers a well-crafted, intelligent and humurous story with a clever plot and realistic characters. The protagonists, Greg and Emma, are two lovely, caring human beings who seem to be made for each other, but there are obstacles that make it hard for them to find a common ground for their blossoming relationship. Greg's ex-wife is a manipulating, false **** who would do anything to destroy his chance to find happiness (although she has ma ...more
Jennifer
Sep 16, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
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Nicky
Jun 16, 2012 Nicky rated it it was ok
This was a cute story but the ending was a little off.. It felt like the ending was missing. I liked most of the characters and the way they met was really cute. Their whole relationship was really sweet but about 70% the heroine lost her brain somewhere along the way. So then tended to act TSTL for a little. Overall it was a good read but like I said the ending just felt way rushed and incomplete.
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A lovely read

Read the book in 2 days! I loved the simplicity of the story and I always like a happy ending!
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A former teacher, Lynette gave up her career in education a few years ago in order to focus on her writing and thus fulfil her childhood dream. She writes contemporary women's fiction, often involving romance with suspense or a supernatural twist. She claims 'Killing Jenna Crane', a romantic thriller and 'Unworkers' a modern ghost story/women's fiction are her personal favourites to date. Her late ...more
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