The Ivy Chronicles
When turbocharged Park Avenue mom Ivy Ames finds that she's been downsized from her platinum-card corporate job and her marriage, she swiftly realizes that she's going to need a whole new way to support herself and her two private-school daughters. So she dreams up a new businesshelping upscale New Yorkers get their little darlings into the most exclusive kindergartens in...more
She continually baffled me with her amoral stance and her ability to turn everything into a one-woman whine-fest. There was almost no one to cheer for, save some of the stereotypical "underclass" children. I almost quit rea ...more
But I read on as she tried to make a new career of helping parents getting into good private schools. That was amusing, the things they go through. Dang, that is a tough world. So yes that made it inter ...more
So where is the plot and/or problems?? She has several romantic interests after her marriage breaks up, she is successful in her new business immediately, and there a ...more
It's like watching a terrible chick flick while you're doing mindless chores around the house. For some reason you don't turn it off, but you're cringing the whole time. It's over and you just shake your head thinki ...more
Repleto de preconceitos e frases prontas, as primeiras duzentas páginas desse livro são um pesadelo. A protagonista, uma ex-milionária que acaba de perder o emprego e o marido, se vê as voltas com a vida "empobrec ...more
Bagi Ivy Ames, 39 tahun, yang baru saja dipecat dari kantornya dan menangkap basah perselingkuhan sang suami, keadaan itu memaksanya berpikir keras untuk secepatnya mendapatkan p ...more
After transferring the girls to public school and renting a shabby-chic (at best) flat upstairs from a knicherie (her rich friends thinking she chose to live next to a crack den), Ivy Ames takes her billionaire friend Faith's advice (now that's somebody who married up---unbelievable as the specifics of her prenu ...more
Ivy Ames seems to have it all, a high powered job, a loving husband, 2 great kids and fabulous life living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. All this comes to a crashing end when Ivy loses her job and finds her husband with another woman on the same day. Forced to start her own busine ...more
She is from an affluent, exorbitant lifestyle and the change in circumstances are a lot to get used to both for her and her pampered girls, no more private school, ballet lessons, horse riding and other luxury treats.
But Ivy is determined that coming from that walk of life she can put her skills to good use, knowing the cutthroat selection proces ...more
Enjoyable piece of rather ridiculous fluff? Yes.
That's what I wanted, that's what I got. Purpose fulfilled.
Audiobook Review: Annoying main character = obnoxious narration. Right on character-wise for narration, but got to be a little much when listening to hours of this.
Ivy is selfish, spoiled, unscrupulous and seriously lacking in morals. Considering she came from nothing and built herself up, you'd think she would be something different...Constantly in search of money and a wealthy husband, you spend most of the time reading about completely over the top happenings. And she doesn't just dust herself off and start over again. Nor was it all too humerous. The fact that any people would do such things and push th ...more
This book is in the chick lit vein a ...more
The internal monologue was ridiculous, the love scenes cringeworthy, and the book sometimes flip-flopped between past and present-tense.
The quotes on the cover promised a laugh - or at least a smirk - but I didn' ...more
Ivy has just lost her job in a ruthless merger of her company, her husband has been unemployed for a few months and it is she that is holding all together, the final straw comes when she discovers her husband in bed with her colleague's wife and she realises things have to change. No longer can she afford to keep the kids at private school and she must move do ...more
The characters are interesting, though many aren't sympathetic. Of course, I don't think that they're supposed to be considered sympathetic, since this book is clearly pointing out the spoiled nature of the private school system and what a life of privilege ...more
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