The Frog Prince
Holly Bishop is the proverbial, small-town good girl. She always follows the rules, thinks of others first, and she never, ever makes mistakes. Until she marries the man she thought was her Prince Charming, who confesses on their honeymoon that he's not sexually attracted to her. Now, 14 months after, Holly's marriage is in the toilet, along with her self-esteem. Determine...more
Making sure Betty Frieden rolls over in her grave, this book is exactly what feminist have been bitching about for years. Not only is the main character whiny, co-dependent and as deep as a puddle, but she also goes on for 3/4 of the book droning on and on about how she's not worthy unless she has a man's love. Yeah, cause that's why.
Well, that is until she goes ...more
Wait can I say. My patience is at the low end right now. I have no idea how I even got to 46 percent and not one damn thing has gone on in this book besides the main character whining about her life and being single.
I am all for romance novels where the good girl after breaking up with the guy who is not the one, meets the one. Instead we have the main character of Holly still mourning the end of her marriage and being angry that her now ex Jean-Marc didn't love her. I stopped ...more
One of the most annoying things about the chicklit genre is the necessity these writers have to give their protagonists a happy ending, which most include a new, or at least renewed, romance. It's l ...more
Porter's book starts out well as Holly tries to come to terms with her divorce from the Prince, reinventing herself as a single woman-about-town in San Francisco. But about two-thirds of the way through the book, Porter seems to lose interest, summing up months of t ...more
But when her gorgeous Cinderella-type wedding to handsome Frenchman Jean-Marc comes to a shocking end shortly afterwards, she is stunned. What happened? How did the fairytale betray her?
As she starts over in San Francisco as an event planner, and finds a cute single-girl apartment in a nice neighborhood, the answers elude her, even as she ...more
what I like about this book is Holly have a good heart. Despite knowing that she would get in trouble, she still help Tessa.
there are also some humorous moments when Holly goes on a date.
as many have mentioned before, this book can do with a little less whining. I buy the book because i want something light to read. i don't want too much whining or self pity. if i wanted those, i wou ...more
I hated Holly at the beginning, she thinks too much, talks to herself too much, about everything! Too many theories, too many opinions that are often irrelevant to the story that i wished i could fast forward the book since i'm the kind of reader that cannot skip even a single word. And yet she is so indecisive and such a pushover! I ...more
I bought this book in print form back in 2005. It has been on my keeper shelf and I have pulled it out many times over the years to read again.
I grew up on fairy-tales just like Holly the heroine in The Frog Prince. Holly thought she had found her Prince Charming, married him and four days into the marriage PC tells her he doesn’t love her. Turns out her PC was a frog (did I mention he was also French). This book is about how a girl raised on fairy tales and never felt quite ...more
The Bad: She spends half of the book moping about why she never thought she would get divorced, her fairy tale wedding, gown, etc. She was more upset about getting divorced and what people would think than losing the husband. She kept talking and talking about how fairy tales are not real. Well, duh! Of course they're not. Als ...more
The story is basically ...more
As a little girl I spent hours on my bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far off places, fearless knights, and happy-ever-after endi ...more