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The Double Life Of Anna Day

2.93  ·  Rating details ·  117 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Anna has waited a long time to fall in love and now that she has, she's not going to let her boyfriend Charlie's mother stand in her way. Meredith Granger is frighteningly well-cultured and impossible to impress. So far, Anna hasn't even been allowed to meet her. But when Charlie leaves the country on business for the summer, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 5th 2006 by Little, Brown Book Group
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Aug 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Sonia Gomes
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I started this one as a fun read, but just could not get through, it was slow, really slow. I did try as I thought there would be humor, if there was I just could not get it !
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
The first half of this book was very very slow and drawn out, I’m not sure why I persevered as even though the second half was better, it was still a very ordinary read.
Sandra Grauschopf
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
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So your boyfriend won't introduce you to his mother. What do you do when persuasion and ultimatums won't work? Well, completely reinvent yourself to appeal to what you think this mother will like, then wiggle your way into her circle of friends while your boyfriend is away, and "surprise" him by being at her birthday party when he returns. Because nothing could go wrong with that plan, right? Right?


The premise was so far-fetched that the writing would have had to be awesome to pull it off.
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-2010
Anna Day is living a double life. Her boyfriend Charlie is away on business, and Anna wants to get to know his mother, Meredith. Charlie has refused to introduce them, insisting that Meredith is over-protective and would be too distraught if she knew that he had a long-term girlfriend.

So Anna determines to re-model herself as the kind of sweet girl that her potential mother-in-law would like, hanging around her village, following her interests, even going on holiday with her...

It took a while
Aug 25, 2007 rated it liked it
I suppose after reading house of spirits which is a very powerful book - the double life of anna day felt a bit shallow. It took me a little longer than normal to get into the story and empathise with the characters but when i eventually did it was brilliant and so powerfully true about men, commitment and the lenghts women will go to!! It's a good fun book with a painfully true ending.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Although there is never any doubt about how the story will end there are a fe little twists and turns which made this a fun read. Very good sense of humour.
June Jones
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Skipped a lot of pages, as could not get into this book
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