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Louise loves her life. She married her high school sweetheart, stayed in her small home town, and has what she always wanted - a good life on 47 Sweet Street, with Dan, their daughter Nin and their two big dogs. Except, Nin is going away to college after summer and Louise just can’t seem to find the right
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Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Published December 20th 2015 by Flat-out
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Dianne
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Those growing pains, the coming of age, yet not quite ready to fly solo, high school is behind you and college and the world are right there, just begging to be tasted and nobody, especially your mother understands. Ever feel like that? Ever forget that just maybe your mom was the
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Ingstje
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
This could very well become one of my new favourite authors in this genre, right between Carole Matthews, Lucy Dillon, Cecilia Ahern and the likes. It’s just such a relatable story, if you are not a mum and you don’t have teenagers yet, you will in any case remember how it was to be one. Didn’t we all feel that the communication with our parents at the time was difficult to say the least? They did not understand what we were saying and vice versa. Well that’s exactly what’s happening with Nin ...more
Sara
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Nin is ready. She’s ready to leave the small town she’s grown up in, leave her parents. Ready to start a new life all on her own. As much as she loves her parents, leaving them behind can’t come soon enough. It feels as though her mother in particular has no clue as to what Nin goes through, what she needs or wants from the world. There’s an underlying struggle, one she doesn’t want to address. It’s easier to run away from the problems in
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Sheri
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
47 Sweet Street by Lena North

Louise has a good life. She married her high school sweetheart Dan, has a wonderful daughter (Nin) and is completely happy living in her small town on Sweet Street. But soon Nin will be off to college, Dan travels a lot for his job and Louise begins to wonder about her future.

But Nin hates her life She can't wait to leave the boring small town and start adult life. But she is nervous about leaving home and telling her parents of her true career dreams. Soon Mother
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Amanda  B Gillespie
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
47 Sweet Street is ...sweet. And funny. And at times, heart wrenching. It is the humorous story of the way parents and their almost-grown children hear each other. I say I love that red dress!! She hears "You shouldn't wear red." IS there anyone out there that can't relate to that way of thinking?
I empathized with Louise, being a mother of a 20-year-old daughter. I could "see" Nin's facial expression and "hear" that haughty voice as if it were my own daughter. I've lived this book and am
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Allie
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sweet book about the bond between mother and daughter. It was a quick read, but was a nice pick-me-up. It kind of reminded me of the relationship between my mom and I. When I was in high school, I was like Nin, not caring much about my mom and making fun of her for the things that she does. We got into fights a lot. But where Nin and Louise were at the end of the book is where my mom and I are now. While this short story gets a little corny and cheesy, I think it was a good short read.
Tina
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A lovely, sweet and entertaining story about familylife and all the thoughts, questions, misunderstandings and communication barriers that are present in our lives. The book really captures the various stages that most of us pass through in life one way or the other and before I had finished it I had to continue to read it when I woke up in the middle of the night just because it was so realistic and full of affection, generosity and sympathy. I loved it!
Paula
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story about relationstips, about the different stages in life and the importance of good communication. I enjoyed reading it a lot.
Audrey
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A short but charming read, 47 Sweet Street tells the story of childhood sweethearts Louise and Dan and their teenage daughter Nin. They live a simple but seemingly idyllic life at the address above. But Nin is rebelling against her parents and the world at large, itching to escape to college and spread her wings. Meanwhile, Louise's cosy world is dealt a blow when Dan moves away for his job. Plagued by doubts and insecurities, she struggles to connect with Nin and fears she is losing her ...more
Vanya Grivova
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Maybe if I was 30 years older and had a teenage daughter, I would connect more with the characters. So, for me the book is dull and has the most ordinary characters, like: daughter who hates her mother; the mother which wants to be The Best Mom; the father who likes to BBQ and can't help his daughter with life advice. Also, I don't get the ending: the narrative just stops (but not in the cool mysterious way).
Malin Birath
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Easy to read and it was very easy to recognize myself in this sweet story about an normal family with kids.. Also a good message to understand how important it is to have good communication..
I really enjoyed the book and the story!
Carl
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: family
Well written and funny story showing importance of communication, or rather what happens when there is no communication in a family....A lot of people will probably recognize themselves.
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The proper way to put it here would probably be to describe how I love to play with our two big dogs, how much I adore my fantastic daughters and how much I love to read.

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