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Heaven Can Wait

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Heaven can wait... but can he?

Lucy Brown sangat bahagia. Dia akan menikah dengan lelaki impiannya—Dan yang lembut hati, tampan, dan lucu. Segala yang dia inginkan berada dalam jangkauan. Namun, pada malam sebelum pernikahannya, Lucy mengalami kecelakaan fatal yang merenggut nyawanya.

Dia ditawari pilihan: naik ke surga namun terpisah dari belahan jiwanya, atau tetap bersama
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Paperback, 440 pages
Published September 6th 2012 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2009)
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Chloe
Dec 04, 2009 Chloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Brown has got it all – a great fiancé, her perfect wedding is all planned and her life is just how she wants it. She’s all set to marry Dan, but then the unthinkable happens – Lucy dies. She wakes up in limbo and is offered a choice – she can go up to heaven for eternity, or return to earth as ghost, and therefore be around Dan once more.

Lucy misses Dan terribly and decides she must stay with him, but she doesn’t bank on having to complete a mission first. Lucy must find the soulmate of com
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Inge
Lucy Brown, unlucky as she is, dies on the day before her wedding day. She’s stuck in this limbo and is asked whether she wants to go all the way up to heaven or become a ghost and roam the earth forever. Since she’s not ready to leave her fiancé Dan yet, she chooses the second one. But before she can, she must accomplish a task in a time span of three weeks. Lucy is sent back to earth as a human (except for the people she knew, they can’t see her or talk to her) and shacks up with a smelly old ...more
Ena Hasečić
Došla sam do pola nakon više od 7 dana čitanja i nikako ne mogu dalje. Previše fantastike koja mi smeta, jednostavno me nije privukla da čitanjem dalje i jedva čekam kada ću je uzeti u ruke. Definitivno je ostavljam pa ću nekada u budućnosti možda i nastaviti.
OceMei Belikova♥
"Apa yang akan kulakukan tanpa dirimu, Lucy Brown?"

Dan mengatakan itu kepada Lucy, calon pengantin wanita yang akan segera ia nikahi. Lucy dan Dan sudah lama berpacaran dan akhirnya memutuskan untuk segera menikah. Mereka saling mencintai dan semua yang terjadi diantara mereka berdua begitu indah.

Tapi bagaimana jika kebahagiaan dalam bentuk pernikahan tersebut takkan pernah terlaksana?

Pertengkaran mungkin akan memisahkan kedua pasangan, tapi bukan karena itu yang menyebabkan Dan dan Lucy tak bi
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Vicki
Mar 14, 2010 Vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know how there are some books you pick up and know from the first few lines you’re going to love them? Well for me this definitely was one of them! I immediately warmed to Lucy, who is a little ditsy but completely loveable. By page 9 I’d already laughed out loud a few times, with a scene where Lucy is reminiscing her first date with Dan having me in stitches, while scarily being able to relate to and cringe along with.

Lucy’s death happens very early in the book, but if your thinking this ma
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Monique Bartley
Cally Taylor's Heaven Can Wait is a unique novel that will leave you sighing with happiness once you finish the last page. Although I'm tempted to lump it into the romantic fiction genere, this book is so much more than that. This novel is not a typical looking for love kind of story, but more of a tale revolving around what happens when true love is found, but you are separated from that person. This is the situation that Lucy Brown faces when she dies the day before marrying the love of her li ...more
Choco
Aug 14, 2010 Choco rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chanpreet
Apr 27, 2011 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't think of where to begin with how much I loved this book. It's definitely something unique. I don't think I've ever read a book with a premise like this. The book hooks you from page one and you are always kept wondering what will happen next. I was in tears by the time the end of the book rolled around. Cally Taylor did an amazing job with this book. I believe this is her debut book and it is just wonderful.
Eve
Absolutely fantastic, unique, cute, unusual and with ending that no one could predict. I can not believe that we're talking about debut novel because this book is written with a style that resembles author who has many titles in her pocket.
Vanessa Tekać
Jul 10, 2015 Vanessa Tekać rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
320 stranica sam procitala za manje od 24h i uzivala u apsolutno svakoj stranici!
Anastasia Cynthia
Sep 13, 2012 Anastasia Cynthia rated it liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy, chicklit
Diracik dengan sedikit humor, tapi sayang sepertinya 'it's not my cup of tea', tidak beropini bahwa ini buku yang buruk. Hanya saja bukan tipe yang terbiasa gue konsumsi. Dibuka dengan sebuah adegan romantis, khas drama-drama barat yang menceritakan kehidupan metropolis. Lucy Brown berspekulasi terlalu jauh tentang keadaan tubuhnya. Apa dia memiliki tumor? Lalu bagaimana dengan penyakit komplikasi yang lain?

Esok adalah hari pertunangannya dengan Dan, cowok yang di matanya dianggap sempurna. Ruma
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Paseandoamisscultura
Oct 05, 2011 Paseandoamisscultura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finish, nota-4
Un libro con un toque celestial y encantador, que te hará reír,llorar y pensar en ¿Que harías si fueses Lucy, y tienes que elegir tu futuro?
Pero, antes que nada comentaros que el libro lo abrí sin haber leído nada de la sinopsis, en este caso sin saber muy bien el motivo, quizás porque pensé que la portada me lo había dicho todo, pero en esta ocasión me lleve una grata sorpresa,fui desvelando los entresijos de la historia y conociendo a los personajes sin conocer nada de antemano como comentaba
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Fiona
Mar 05, 2013 Fiona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful tale that made me feel sad yet had the ability to make me laugh most of the way through the book.
Lucy and Dan are planning their happy ever after but unfortunately the eve before their wedding Lucy has an accident resulting in her death. Waking up in Limbo she is told she has the choice of going straight to heaven or completing a task which will giver her the option of becoming a ghost and remaining in this world. As her last words to Dan were not pretty ones she opts to do the task an
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Estelle Ser Ning
I was looking for a light chicklit after reading a very intense book before and chanced upon this book. The idea of the book reminded me of the Ghost Whisperer in someways.

It didn't take too long to warm up to the story. The plot was not particularly surprising, after all this is a chicklit. I always find that in chicklits the best parts are the journey to getting to the ending because let's be honest they are really predictable. The writing was good, i don't have anything against it. But i thi
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Sandra
Jan 30, 2014 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kada sam trazila knjigu koju bi mogla procitati, htjela sam nesto sto ce me opustiti i nasmijati. Tako da sam se odlucila za ovu knjigu, i nisam pogrijesila, laka je za citanje, duhovita, u nekim djelovima jako emotivna, ali sa sretnim krajem. Mnogo sam se smijala dok sam je citala, svidja mi se ideja knjige, a i kako se radnja odvijala. Zivot poslije smrti je skroz sasavo opisan, a likovi su simpaticni i predivni. Sve je nekako upakovano u sarenilo, a nakon sto sam je procitala, imala sam velik ...more
Mary
Mar 08, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i have to say i loved this book never read any by this author before but will definately read more. i so loved lucy she was so witty and so caring loved the limbo house and the relationship between brian claire and lucy.. i wasnt expecting the ending but loved it ok maybe a wee bit corny but just a nice easy read
Ana-Marija
Apr 29, 2013 Ana-Marija rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastična knjiga,pročitala sam ju u jedno predvečerje.Nisam ju mogla prestati čitati iako sam znala da će se to odraziti na mojoj ocjeni iz kemije tijekom sutrašnjeg ispitivanja.Ali,nimalo ne žalim.Dobro sam se nasmijala i razniježila čitajući ovu knjigu,i svima je preporučujem!
Mila
Mar 19, 2015 Mila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is like: I'm going to be happy and then, everything changes. i just love how it shows that in one moment everything can change. I cried because I was so sad that she won't be happy and then it all just changed. I. ADORE. THIS. BOOK.
Sarah
Jun 19, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet, funny & addictive read. I did find it a tiny bit trick to get in to, but once I did, I couldn't put the book down. All of the characters are well thought up and really add to the humor of the book. This is a book definitely worth trying!
Angie
Mar 12, 2010 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-read
WOW!! I loved this book! It completely kept me intrigued and wanting more! I was not expecting the twist and turns this book offered. I HIGHLY recommend this book! I want to also say THANK YOU to Cally Taylor. She personally sent me this book and signed it for me as well.
Tamsyn Murray
Dec 05, 2009 Tamsyn Murray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fabulous book which kept me awake long after I should have been in the land of Nod. In Lucy Brown, Cally Taylor has created the kind of character we can all relate to and I was willing Lucy on all the way to the breath-taking end.
Mizuki
3.5 stars, the ending really is unpredictable.
Paula Jayne
May 12, 2014 Paula Jayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant, had me laughing and crying. Must read. I've read it twice now. xxx
Labi D
Feb 12, 2017 Labi D rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
English:
Book with a good sense of humor, with moments of love, sadness, happiness, accidents and supernatural in the right doses.

Croatian:
Knjiga s dobrim smislom za humor, trenucima ljubavi, tuge, sreće, slučajnosti i nadnaravnosti u pravim dozama.
Lejla
Nov 05, 2016 Lejla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016, i-own
4,5 :)
Z. Elizabeth
Nov 01, 2012 Z. Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s the night before Lucy and Dan’s wedding, and with Dan leaving Lucy alone, she decides to climb up to the attic to retrieve her gift for Dan. Only problem is, she falls and breaks her neck.

Lucy Brown is now declared dead.

After waking up in Limbo, Lucy is given an ultimatum – She can go to Heaven for eternity and be with her parents, or return as a Ghost/living dead on Earth, and therefore be around Dan once more.

As she misses Dan a hell of a lot, she decides to return to Earth, but the thing
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Leah
Ghost stories seem to be all the rage this year. First up we have Sophie Kinsella’s fantastic Twenties Girl and now we have Heaven Can Wait from debut author Cally Taylor. Heaven Can Wait as I said is a debut novel but when I was reading it I found that hard to believe. I’ve read a few fab debuts this year and this is another fab one.

Heaven Can Wait begins just before Lucy dies although the first line tells us that Lucy thinks she’s just about to die right then and there on the toilet and I was
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Cindy
T.T Nangisss nangis nangis ...
Serasa nonton 49 days drama tapi dalam ver barat dan tulisanya.

Baik, tertarik baca karena judulnya yang unik? Heaven Can Wait but you..? Ini bener bener judul yang menggambarkan keseluruhan cerita novel ini. Tipis dan padet, enak dibaca, walau kadang bikin kesel karena ceweknya hantu. Banyak sekali pelajaran yang membuat saya berfikir, kalo saya mati kelak, adakah yang merindukan saya? Bagaimna orang yang saya tinggalkan? Apa mereka akan tetap mencintai saya atau
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Elusive
Apr 28, 2016 Elusive rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
In ‘Heaven Can Wait’, Lucy’s life couldn’t get any better. She’s going to marry her dream guy Dan but she ends up falling off a ladder thus leading to her untimely death. However, she’s given the choice to either go straight to heaven or complete a task which will enable her to live on as a ghost. As she can’t bear the thought of parting with Dan forever, she decides to take up the task only to realize that it’s not as easy as it seems.

The storyline was interesting but the execution left much to
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Judul Asli : HEAVEN CAN WAIT
Copyright © Cally Taylor 2009
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Nurkinanti Laraskusuma
Cover by Marcel A.W.
Cetakan I : September 2012 ; 440 hlm
Lucy Brown (bukan saudaranya Charlie Brown dari Snoopy ya ...) akan menikah dalam waktu kurang dari 48 jam. Tapi justru ia mengalami kesialan yang parah seumur hidupnya. Ia terjatuh dari tangga loteng saat berusaha mencari hadiah istimewa untuk Dan – calon suaminya, sebagai tanda maaf karena bertengkar pada malam
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Cally Taylor lives in Bristol with her boyfriend, baby son and their ridiculously large DVD/book/music collection. She shares her 'study' with the washing machine and surf board and writes her novels in any spare moments she can squeeze in between the day job and her social network addiction . She started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories have won several awards and been published by a ...more
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