An interesting read, but it didn't really grab me. I've read better tales from this author. I know the point is our destruction of the earth, & it does give hope for a future existence, as long as one happens to be indigenous to the land of one's birth. Hmm!...more
An enjoyable read. Most of what happened depended on Kacie's knee-jerk overreaction to her husband's supposed betrayal, & she was very slow on the uptake when it came to the hair product deliveries, but I still liked her character overall & found the story entertaining. ...more
cover: 'We went to four weddings last summer, while I waited in vain for Michael to propose. By the last one I couldn't breathe. "I always cry at weddings," I said. Yes, but do you always hyperventilate, is what he was probably thinking.'
Michael has finally asked Eve to marry him. But from her first encounter with a bridal magazine to the disconcerting realisation that when she looks at her fiance she hears the striking of a Chinese gong and the words FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE echoing through her head. Eve discovers that it's a long way to the altar - if, indeed, that's where she wants to be.
Wry, witty and deliciously caustic, this is the book for anyone who's married, about to marry - or just thought better of it. --------------------------------------
All a bit blah. I couldn't care much one way or the other. The character sketches are fairly superficial. The only part that touched me at all was between her friends Rusty and Dan, & that was a very small part of the whole. ...more
On Friday afternoon Molly Clearwater walks out of her job, smarting from her boss's taunt that she is 'jusIt only takes a weekend to change your life.
On Friday afternoon Molly Clearwater walks out of her job, smarting from her boss's taunt that she is 'just a stupid secretary'. Twenty-one, a country girl who has lived her life mainly through the pages of books, she feels nothing exciting has ever happened to her, or ever will.
On impulse she boards the Eurostar to Paris, emerging into a leafy world of boulevards, luscious foods, crazy traffic and smouldering Frenchmen. Within hours she's racing along beside the Seine on the back of a scooter, infiltrating a conference in a Cleopatra wig, caught up in a roller-blade chase, and sharing with a complete stranger her deepest, darkest secret.
The weekend turns into a dizzying carousel-ride of passion, excitement and self-discovery. By Sunday night Molly is a new person.
1. Do you feel like you come a poor second best after a team of eleven hairy men with groin strain? 2. Does your heart sink at the start of theSweet FA
1. Do you feel like you come a poor second best after a team of eleven hairy men with groin strain? 2. Does your heart sink at the start of the football season? 3. Do the highs and lows of your life revolve around football scores? 4. Have you been known to mutter, 'what the hell is the offside trap anyway?, 'But Eastenders is on the other side', or 'It's only a game.'?
If you have answered 'yes' to two or more of these questions throw on your black shawl and down some cooking sherry, because like it or not, you're a football widow. But don't despair. The years of grieving are officially over. It's time to come together, even the score, take control...
A neglected woman is a dangerous thing, so when four very different ladies join together to wage war on their football-obsessed partners, who knows where the game will end?
An OK read. Mildly amusing but the characterisation was a bit superficial, a bit lightweight....more
Gwyneth Morgan loves her job. And she's good at it - she's never faced a challenge she can't handle - until she meets Arthur Pendleton. Gwyneth sets AGwyneth Morgan loves her job. And she's good at it - she's never faced a challenge she can't handle - until she meets Arthur Pendleton. Gwyneth sets Arthur a challenge that makes his heart sink. His hapless team can't even work their swivel chairs, let alone win a prestigious competition.
Pitted against his ex-girlfriend, as well as his love rival and deadly enemy, Arthur is forced to break the law and overcome massive obstacles as he embarks on his quest to achieve the impossible - and maybe, just maybe, win the heart of the enchanting Gwyneth.
As Gwyneth faces some surprising revelations about Arthur, she's forced to reconsider. Is it possible that he is her knight in shining armour?
A bit of a play on the Arthurian legend. An OK read, if a bit too silly in places....more
When Annabelle flies home to attend her best friend's wedding, she finds all is not well between the hapJust OK. Got a bit too farcical for my liking.
When Annabelle flies home to attend her best friend's wedding, she finds all is not well between the happy couple. Nicky is desperate to know what is preoccupying her fiance so soon before the nuptials, and after a couple of weeks of snooping around, Belle catches him with his Calvins round his ankles and a gorgeous brunette round his neck.
Once her tears have dried, Nicky can't thank Belle enough for saving her from marriage to a philanderer, and she encourages her friend to help other suspicious partners discover if their men are love cheats. Soon Belle is hanging out in bars and hiding in bushes, hoping to catch unsuspecting Casanovas up to no good. Then she's hired to follow the elusive Eddie Farrar in order to compile a profile of his perfect woman.
It seems that his heart's desire is none other than Belle herself. Dare she admit that the feeling is mutual...?...more
cover: When Kate Herrick's grandmother asks her to travel down from Scotland to her childhood home in Todhall to retrieve some papers and family mementcover: When Kate Herrick's grandmother asks her to travel down from Scotland to her childhood home in Todhall to retrieve some papers and family mementoes before Rose Cottage is sold, Kate is happy enough to go, but curious as to the changes she may find there. Widowed in the recent war - this is the summer of 1947 - and comfortably settled now in London, she has come a long way from her humble beginnings in Todhall, and is in some doubt as to how the village will receive her.
But Rose Cottage - a tiny thatched dwelling with a tangle of fragrant roses in the garden - is unchanged, and the villagers seem friendly, and delighted to welcome Kate home again. But there is disturbing evidence of a break-in at the cottage, and then her nearest neighbours, three elderly ladies from what the villagers call "Witches; Corner", come with tales of night-time prowlers in the cottage garden, and even ghosts...----------------------------------------