Life's a Beach
Cook returns with another sparkling romantic comedy that's reminiscent of Must Love Dogs in all the right ways, but very much its own animalabout a relationship-challenged single woman, her quirky-to-put-it-mildly extended fam...more
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I was especially excited because it isn't often that childfree-by-choice characters show up in chick lit. When the heroine talks about meeting her boyfriend at a childfree meeting I thought "hmmm...at last a book for us single-gen families.*"
(*the term "childfree" has negative connotations for those with children. The term "childless" likewise has negative connotations for folks like me who are not parents. I tend to prefer the d...more
Books about women in their forties, fifties, and beyond are not very common, especially ones that present strong, independent, and still romantically active women. So, I was fully prepared to like this book before I started it, even if it was poorly written or just plain sucked. I’m very happy to say it did neither.
Ginger is in her early forties, and on the surface it appears that she doesn’t quite have it all together—she lives above her parents’ garage, certainly an a...more
I got this from B&N when they were having a free eBook promotion, so I would say the value was excellent! The characters were quirky and fun, and although the author gives us a good view into their personalities, I felt the physical descriptions were somewhat lacking. It might just be me, but I lik...more
From the same author who wrote MUST LOVE DOG’S so you can see where this cheesy book is going already. Seriously, these needs to alm...more
Do you need a light read for the beach? Then this is the book for you.
Ginger Walsh is a 41-year-old single woman who aspires to not much of anything. She lives in a tiny apartment above her parents' garage where she attempts to make sea-glass jewelry. She has an almost boyfriend, a cat who is a better artist than she is, an older sister with age and control issues, and two very strange parents who play tug of war with taking stuff to the dump (mother) and bringing it back (father).
I think my biggest issue with this book was the fact that the characters kind of lacked substance. Ginger is our main character. We know that she live's at home in an above garage apartment at her parent's house because she's single, 40 and without a job while her sister Geri h...more
I sincerely wish it hadn't been. Good grief, this book was terrible. The writing is very herky-jerky, making a scene hard to follow. The author kept referring to a couple of the characters by their...more
Well, no one died and everyone was well-fed. I wanted something light, and this was definitely that! So light I worried my Kindle might float away when I set it down. A fast read, somewhat frustrating main character and a few too many plots. Was it about two very different sisters learn...more
Ginger pushes her cat (named Boyfriend) around in a stroller and is in turn pushed around by her wacky family and emotionally...more
This was a fast and light read. I rated it an "okay" because at times it seemed to be just going through the motions. It is past the "chick-lit" phase and seemed geared towards the hen-lit/mommy-lit readers which is great but it often failed to hold my interest.
The heroine is 41 and a FROG - FINISHED ROOM OVER THE GARAGE - dweller. The story starts when her mother bursts in on her teensy efficiency with two real estate agents. Her mother - against her husband's wishes - is about to sell her home and our heroine's abode.
There's a sculptor boyfriend who can't quite commit, a workaholic sister whose kids are tryi...more
The whole book just seemed to not have any direction whatsoever. The most...more
"Life's a bit of a beach these days for Ginger Walsh, who finds herself single at forty-one and back home living in the family FROG (Finished Room Over Garage) in the fictional town of Marshbury, Massachusetts. She's hoping for a more fulfilling life as a sea glass artist, but mostly she's babysitting for her sister's kids and sharing overnights with Noah, her sexy glassblower boyfriend with commitment issues and a dog that Ginger's cat isn't too crazy about.
As if things aren't c...more
Critique after reading: I finished this book and it was pretty good. It wasn't the best but it was pretty entertaining. I think the only reason I finished it so quickly was because I was camping this weekend so ya know it kills time when other people are doing stuff. Hehe. It wa...more
Not so much a r...more
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