Arranged marriage is somewhat varied in one perspective and opinion as a whole which depends on your ownself how to put it in your own point of view....moreArranged marriage is somewhat varied in one perspective and opinion as a whole which depends on your ownself how to put it in your own point of view. For me, I would put it as how I would think on what I want in this life and how am I going to persue the life I wish to live with. Am I happy if there seomeone next beside me? Am I need those connection and relationship in depth to ensure that it will work as what I am expected it to be. It may rely on your judgment and how to interpret where you're heading to in this life.
Reading this book make me believe that somehow we should take the odds and see what will be the outcomes. We may think that its sound desperately but at then end you may find that there is something good waiting for us at the far end of the bridge. If you know what I mean.
so, take it or leave it. You will see the points that left by this story and sure enough to say I have given it 3 stars because I have expected the story, and that there is no surprising ending, though. I am glad there is happy ending. The character I loved the most is Sarah, the bestfriend, Gil, the big brother. They're the most supportive person around the main character who have a strong connection, family based, brother-sister-hood.
The best scene ever is when Anne gives Jack a chance to see him (surely after knowing that Jack is going to publish the book about how they met up and married due to that ARRANGED MARRIAGE) for the first time.
You may like it if you read this. Happy Reading.(less)
For the minute this book has caught my attention, its my eyes, well said to say it is ordinary. I mean its just a title and maybe because I'm married...moreFor the minute this book has caught my attention, its my eyes, well said to say it is ordinary. I mean its just a title and maybe because I'm married and out of curiosity I would love to know what the story is about. A Lost Husband?
There then I thought, is this book come out from any film production? Because next to is ... A Novel? so it mean featuring from any film or drama that I didn't know? I just don't want to figure out that but go through page by page.
I just can't stopped reading the minute I started it. This books is amazingly written with a good storyline about young woman raising children,lost her husband due to car wreck and what left them behind was nothing enough for them to make a living, until they have to ler go of the house where they've lived.
The value in it was admirally and inspirally beauti(less)
I have changed my interest from young adult to family relation kinda books. I found that this book suits to me just find. I loved the way the story go...moreI have changed my interest from young adult to family relation kinda books. I found that this book suits to me just find. I loved the way the story goes about this little girl born as a 'tester cake' as her father always teased her. I likes the way this author elaborate the self esteem held by the main character. A strong one that I could imagined that she is someone who exists among us. What happened to Victoria could be happened to anyone but most importantly is how the author wished to deliver the messages on her story. I could've set the examples from every chapters and try to relate with ours in a sense of to face the reality in a positive ways. But, surely not all of its point taken. Just try to find it in more sensible depends on who you are. Some is positive and some is negative. So, caution.
As a matter of fact, I think this book superb and easy english even I'm not good on this language. But, I will try as hard as I can.(less)
I read and finished it till 3 am, I'm having a sleepless night that day to finish it, just to know what is the ending. I look it. I like the story goe...moreI read and finished it till 3 am, I'm having a sleepless night that day to finish it, just to know what is the ending. I look it. I like the story goes even it is predictable, surely Sam will have something with Poppy and end up be together. It very unlikely for anything can happened the way we expected, as if someone might throw a phone away and someone picked it up by coincidence, desperately, and there begin a new story.
How we should know, as the wedding is on the way, lost the rings in friends gathering, panick all the way , and met someone out of the blue, just the fact that she not able to return the phone (though, it was emergency) which was belong to someone's PA and end up she managing his email.
As the time goes by, bit by bit, Poppy replying emails on behalf of Sam, the consultant at the company and knows everything about him even not all the things. Reading someone else emails is somewhat break into some of their private matters. From there, she knows who Sam is until at the day of the wedding, she thinks she knows to whom she should run into.(less)
its a mysterious coincidence story happened to a girl, Cecily Marlowe who lives next door to a house named by these girls, Janet and Marcia as Benedic...moreits a mysterious coincidence story happened to a girl, Cecily Marlowe who lives next door to a house named by these girls, Janet and Marcia as Benedict's Folly. Its on their curiousity why Ms Benedict living mysteriously on ner owned without any socializing with anyone. Until they found out there was another person living with them, a girl they know so sweet and nice.
As they are always wished to make a friends with the girl, they have secretly make contact by attaching things and stuffs to a string and deliver it through their bedroom window directly to Cecily's lawn. This make her happy and less lonely, as a token of appreciation, Cecily has given them a bracelet which then they shown it they aunt and happened it was have its her own bracelets as identical as Cecily's.
This sort of coincidence has encouraged their conjectures and with the helped after their family and friends, they able to solve the issue of who is Cecily with Ms Benedict. The background and roots of them.(less)
The story is about a beautiful single lady who's grown up and make a living in a serene community, worked in ads agency owned by her crush since high...moreThe story is about a beautiful single lady who's grown up and make a living in a serene community, worked in ads agency owned by her crush since high school who's also the boss. Falling in love with him (Mark), being dumped after the memorable sweetness in Santa Fe, of coz feels sucked, then. But, afterward, bring up herself, never give up and strong to find another man.
I love the way Calliope brings herself forward on what surrounding her. Well, the story begins with a break up scene of her first love, a handsome, charismatic Mark. Feeling the heart broken in deep but found the cure as she's live with her grandpa, the boat builder, always caursed her in a loved way, if you know what I mean. She has family of mother, father, a sister with two adopted child, a younger brother, they always support her and of course a loyal and lovely friends, bestfriend, Angie, always cherish her. So, she never felt so alone.
Despite that, the story not only put her life as the highlight but the variety characters in there, such as her own parents, that have been 20 years separated because her father has cheated her mother, which pregnant of her brother, Freddie at that time. Because of that, Hester (the sister with 2 adopted childs) never married. Admit the mistakes, her father seeks her support to make up back with her mother, that is what she thought is a good idea. She always loved to see her parents back together, even that makes her sister rejected it.
Then, she find the guy, the veterinary doctor who replaced the community vet doctor. And that is all about, she tried to have a good perceptions towards the vet. The way she tried so hard not to do the flirting but build a friendship was the afterthought since the vet also unlikely to have such intends. But, after so much going on, they fall in love and Callie felt complete again.
Ooohh. Almost forgot, the One Happily-Ever-After Rocking Chair. She has the good minds on that chair where someday someone special could rock the chair together with her for good and of course with the love of her life.
Then, the end is surely the happily ever after, just because Mark has break up with Muriel and try to win her again, i thought she will accept it but wrong, Ian has seen them kissing, which is surprising. She's losing everything? Noooo of course, she found another place to stay, since she put resign letter, she found a new place, a new job, a new life, maybe. But, she just can't bring along the chair.
She put it at Ian's dock house near a river as a present and live it there. On her mother's wedding, uppss.. Forget to tell, finally her mother get it all back together, agreed to accept her father's forgiveness and they got married after all. Ooh, ya.. Ian came and admitted that he loves her.
They married and what happen to the One Happily-Ever-After Rocking Chair? She sold it reluctantly and the money, she charity it.
So what do you thinks. Read it and feels it like a movie filming on top of your head, you just can't imagine. Superb and sensational. Heeee (less)
I've read the previous review done by other peoples who have read this book, most likely I do agree with them. First, the books is decent, quite good,...moreI've read the previous review done by other peoples who have read this book, most likely I do agree with them. First, the books is decent, quite good, not very heart wrenching, just find it is good to read, though. Secondly, I like all the characters in it. I like Mia the most, and of course the rest of her friends and family, who are into music, variety kind of instruments, guitar, cello and classical, rock and all. His boyfriend, and bestfriend.
At first chapter, I thought, this book must be about some kind of a ghost story and as I go along the page by page, I found that there's nothing about it. Mia involved into a tragic car accident where her parents and little brother died while she was in a coma.
Its about the choice that she has to make wether to stay or leave the world, due to the fact that now she was in a different world, where she saw her own body on hospital bed. Seeing on her very own eyes, everyone who left praying for her, grandparent, cousins, friends and her beloved boyfriend. Do she has a choice? On making her own decision, she thought of everyone and the memories with them.
When it comes to the ending, I wish she stay, and yes she awake. (less)
The final series of 'summer' story. The words that can represent this book- 'Beauty','heart wrenching','giddy..' I'm ñót prefer much on a school-girl...moreThe final series of 'summer' story. The words that can represent this book- 'Beauty','heart wrenching','giddy..' I'm ñót prefer much on a school-girl kind of reading material, because I'm looking for more romance yet 'cute' story, just like shopaholic series. Yeah, the stories has make impact on me in term of the sweetness yet affectionate love between Belly and Jeremiah plus Conrad.
Yes, they're grown-ups. Belly has spent most of the time, senior high and colleague time with Jere, she's a good girl, nice and always put a thrust on Jere, even Jere has slept with other girl on one vacation. But still, Belly did not give up on him and forgave him and finally after seeing through, they decided to get marry.
From that momment, both Belly and her mother are being difficult, because of course the mother won't accept their decision. Her mother will not going to the wedding. Luckily, the only person supported her is her own bestfriend. From all the busy preps until the choice of wedding gown. They will do the wedding at the summer house.
What I do love the most is how this decision effected Con's life. He still loves her eventhough it was Jere who has spent most of the time with Belly. How could he be able to reveal and trying to tell Belly all along that he still have her in his heart.
The situation is getting more worse when a day before the wedding, Con has told everything on what he felt, he's not drunk but he just not able to keep the feeling, just to let it go before its explode on his own chest.
The uncertainty, after knowing all this, Belly unable to resist and that momment she has to tell Jere about it. Next? Of course, Jere was being angry and left the house on midnight and never come back-this is happening a day before the wedding.
So, what's happen next? I expected them to be lived happily ever after. Yes, they did. The wedding cancelled, end up Belly married Con after colleague, now that all of them has get together. Belly's wishes "we'll always have summer" comes true. (less)
The first book is lil' bit boring, but honestly for me this one is way better, I love Jere for his honesty and not easily give up even he know what is...moreThe first book is lil' bit boring, but honestly for me this one is way better, I love Jere for his honesty and not easily give up even he know what is happened between Con and Belly. The highlight of the story is that when Susannnah has passed away, there will be no more summer for the three of them, I was surprisingly cannot accept this since I love them together at the beach, the bonding, get together and how make them feel each other when they're around. Knowing that, Mr Fisher going to sell the house, Con took his action by leaving his study and final exam at the university just to protect the summer house. This make Jere felt worried especially Belly, even part of her heart has broken apart due to the realization that Con never play his part as a boyfriend. He tried to hide his feeling, the curiosity whether part of him has Belly in his heart, so cold, so mysterious. Therefore,how Belly manage to make everything back to normal because in her mind "its not summer without you"(less)
My words? Soooo girly but tough.. tried to prove herself that she's no longer the most tattle-tale kinda a little sister among her 3 big brothers, her...moreMy words? Soooo girly but tough.. tried to prove herself that she's no longer the most tattle-tale kinda a little sister among her 3 big brothers, her biological brother is only Steven, but the other two are her mom's bestfriend's son, Jeremiah and Conrad. She had a feeling with both, unfortunately. So, how she wish to have had their attention, that only Jere responded while Con didn't, Con is more mysterious, Jere is lunatic, protective and he did love her. Now that, they think of a way to always spend time together every summer, coz they always do that since they're still kid and promise has been made.
This story is sweet when it comes on how relationship had build between them, with her single mother and her bestfriend, Susannah who need medical attention while at the same time had difficulty with her husband. They live together as one family eventhough it was only every summer. So the beauty of this is in term of family orientation and love behind it all.
Sweet!!!! Three stars from me... Next book? (less)