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If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
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Mar 19, 11

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Read from March 16 to 19, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Hilarious! Down to earth! And is a great novel! That is all I have to say...

Quick synopsis! Mia and her husband Mac love their current home... except for two things their landlord -- a wannabe Paris Hilton -- and the fact that they are suddenly in a war with a gangbanger neighbor who just happens to tag their garage! So amidst all odds, they decide to move after trying to buy their current home. So they spend weeks and weeks looking for a home... viola they find one... but boy is it a doozy! This all happens while Mia is on a deadline to finish her current Amish-zombie novel (no I didn't get that wrong). Just read on...

I was laughing within the opening first pages at her husband Mac -- whose way of dealing with gangbangers is to make them angry by posting signs that they are gay or other funny quips that would upset any teen trying to fiend being a man by posting graffiti all over someone's house to having literally two toilets fall through the upstairs of home they just bought. (I won't say anymore so as not to give away all the juicy parts -- other than the author for some reason either loves or really hates Stephenie Meyer... you have to read the book to understand... but is all part of her humor.)All the while, the author talks about the ups and downs of the current housing market to how important your relationship of your spouse is. (Things that are seriously on everyone's mind every day!)

It is a great read!!!!I think I might have to try some more of Jen Lancaster's novels.... five stars all the way! Thanks First Reads for the advanced copy! Totally absolutely loved it!


First Reads win! Excited I won a fiction novel!

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03/18/2011 page 100
26.0% "First time reader of Lancaster! I was excited to read a fiction novel that I won from First Reads. Can I say other than her weird obsession with Stephenie Meyer which seemed a little off base at times (I could go on why I think this, but I think this is part of the author's personality coming out), I am loving the wit and humor. I think this book is pretty timely with the down economy...with a laugh around the corne"

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Myra sounds like I need to get my hands on this one quick!


Courtney I've bought this, just haven't read it yet. I've read all of Jen's other books though, and they are hilarious! She has the craziest sense of humor.


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