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Alles aus Liebe

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  61,807 Ratings  ·  4,859 Reviews
For fans of Emily Giffin, another wonderful book from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE HUSBAND’S SECRET...

Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen woul
Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 17th 2012 by Bastei Lübbe (first published October 1st 2011)
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Karen Rutherford
I have one word for this book: deceitful. She's a good writer, offering fun dialog and characters to like and dislike. But if an author is going to write as though something big is going to happen at any moment, please, God, that author should make something happen ONCE in 432 pages. Just ONCE. Something. Anything. So many missed opportunities for a good story here. I don't know that I'll read What Alice Forgot anytime soon, because that's even longer, and the torture I feel from this story, or ...more
Carolyn Hill
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK, I know this is more chick lit than great literature, and I hand out five stars like my favorite gourmet handmade chocolates, but for sheer entertainment value, I'm tempted to give this full accolades. I loved this story. The Hypnotist's Love Story tells about the romance between Ellen, the hypnotist, or more accurately, hypnotherapist, and Patrick, a grounded surveyor who is a widower with an eight-year-old son. Ellen comes to find out there is a third wheel (or fourth if you count the dead ...more
Andrew Smith
I’m a big fan of Moriarty’s books, but I pretty much disliked this one from the start. I’m sceptical about hypnotism, so the title put me on edge anyway, but it was really the story, or rather the lack of a story, that sealed the deal.

Ellen is a professional Hypnotherapist, she helps people quit smoking, lose weight and overcome irrational fears etc. She’s single and keen to settle down, if she can find the right man. Along comes Patrick, a widowed surveyor with an eight-year-old son – is he the
“I thought Patrick was my perfect love story. Except he's not. He's the hypnotist's love story. I'm the ex-girlfriend in the hypnotist's love story. Not the heroine. I'm only a minor character.”

This was not, in my opinion, a love story. If asked to describe this book to a friend, I would say The Hypnotist’s Love Story was fantastic storytelling about a woman who didn’t really know what she wanted and another woman who didn’t have the coping mechanisms to let go of the past. There were three ma
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I hated him. I still loved him. But I hated him. And ever since then it's been hard to tell the difference between the two. If I didn't hate him so intensely, maybe I would have been able to stop loving him.

Okay, so I am apparently a bit of a booksnob. Everytime I read a book by either Liane, Jodi Picoult and now also Joshilyn Jackson I always point out that this was just a fun read in between more serious reads, a palate cleanser if you will. Well, I've decided those days are over. Why would it
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
*4.5 stars
Australian author Liane Moriarty is a household name, thanks to her dazzling novel and now television mini series, Big Little Lies. I thought it was a high time I tried another book from her backlist and my selection, The Hypnotist’s Love Story certainly was an interesting read.

The Hypnotist’s Love Story does in fact feature a practicing hypnotherapist as the star of the story. Ellen O’Farrell is a successful hypnotherapist, owning her own practice
The Hypnotist Love Story by Liane Moriarty is a 2012 Berkley publication.

After reading ‘What Alice Forgot’ a little while back, I vowed to read anything I could find written by Liane Moriarty. Little by little I have been able to sneak one of her backlisted titles into my reading schedule.

One thing about this author and her books, is that each one is special and very different. Yet, the style of writing has a signature that is unique to this author, and I can’t quite find a way to describe it.
I liked the book but it was way too long. Nothing actually happens for much of the time and yet the author seems to be promising so much that never actually materialises. I think my imagination went to work as soon as the word stalker was used and I expected some thriller type action and blood. (Perhaps my imagination needs to calm down a bit.) On the other hand it is a good story with some interesting characters written in Liane Moriarty's very readable style. She has written several better boo ...more
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable read but I didn't love it as much as some of Liane Moriarty's other books (such as Big Little Lies). It's an interesting story based on a psychotherapist called Ellen who falls in love with Patrick, a widow with an adorable little boy called Jack. So far, so good, but Patrick has a stalker, an ex-stalker called Saskia who follows him around, popping up in all sorts of places. As always I really enjoyed Liane Moriarty's characters, including Ellen's patients and parent and w ...more
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I quite enjoyed this lighter read of Moriarty's. Although perhaps not as dramatic as The Husband's Secret or as emotional asWhat Alice Forgot, it was still an entertaining read that had me both laughing out loud and tearing up. It came as a pleasant change to what I had read just before it, so I was glad for the less intense contents of this book. Mind you as you were waiting for the story to escalate and it does, it was quite gripping as well. I have not read a Liane Moriarty book yet that I've ...more
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Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of six internationally best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers, The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies.

Her breakout novel The Husband's Secret sold over three million copies worldwide, was a number 1 UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has
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