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Mother, Please!: What a Girl Wants / The Road Home / Upstairs, Downstairs

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Three meddling mothers do some behind-the-scenes matchmaking to help their daughters find love and romance, from a widowed mother who asks her handsome new tenant to keep an eye on her overprotective daughter, to a mother who sends a very special patient to her daughter's veterinary clinic. Original.
Paperback, 377 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Harlequin Books
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Angel **Book Junkie**
Apr 21, 2015 Angel **Book Junkie** rated it did not like it
First off I want to say I am sorry! I have read other books by Brenda Novak and Jill Shavis this one just did not do it for me. I was ready to be done on the first pages of all three stories. It was not for but who knows maybe you will love it!
Rossy
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Cute book, 3 short stories.
Loved the first, liked the second and struggled to finish the third.
Lara
Dec 15, 2016 Lara rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2016
Three short stories about girls and their mothers. All three endings felt rushed, and the last story was painful to read because of a lack of good editing.
Mojca
Blurb writers should actually read the book they’re writing the blurb for, before doing anything remotely similar to writing a blurb...Because having finished this anthology, the problem isn’t with the mothers (as many would have you believe), but with their daughters.

Each heroine in this book has her own issues with intimacy with the opposite sex and those issues are mostly their own fault. Their mothers just want them to be happy and if that means they have to resort to matchmaking—so be it.

Ms
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Diah Didi
I loved it! For short story, these three stories were certainly entertaining.
I loved the first because they pretended to be a couple. I loved the second because it's kinda cute for Jason to always came up at her clinic with different kind of pets just to see her, even he had an agenda. I loved the last because, well, it's an old crush theme, they had an unfinished business.
Bri
Dec 27, 2011 Bri rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
(Jill Shalvis book only): Cute, though rushed. I didn't really have time to warm up to either the hero or the heroine, which - I know - it's a novella, but I should still feel a connection to them. Also some back and forth and COMPLETELY OOC actions had me raising my eyebrows. All in all, it was a cute, short read, though.
Cari


I really liked all thee. Brenda Novak's about the geeky girl and the racing champers a god fun read. I'd say the same about Jill Shalvis and Allison Kent's stories. But that's what an anthology is for. I don't expect a GREAT READ, BUT THESE WERE REALLY GOOD.
Sarmistha
Jul 01, 2016 Sarmistha rated it really liked it
Judging from the title, one would expect the mothers to be a bit more meddlesome. It would have certainly been much more entertaining. Sneaky, witty, matchmaking mothers would have been even better!
Jae
Dec 01, 2010 Jae rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Consists of 3 short stories:
1. What A Girl Wants by Brenda Novak -4/5
2. The Road Home by Jill Shalvis -3/5
3. Upstairs, Downstairs by Mica Stone -1/5
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It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.

“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a
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