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Maddie Samuels is woman of and ahead of her time. She knows she doesn't belong in the kitchen, and she refuses to become trapped in a secretarial pool. In mid-sixties New York City, she's not only determined to succeed in a man's world, but to prove her work is as good as or better than any man's. With free love redefining relationships with head-spinning rapidity, Maddie ...more
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Published April 18th 2017 by Story Plant
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Kathleen
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In I Love You Today, author Marcia Gloster transports the reader back to the mid-1960s pre-feminist Mad Men era in Manhattan, where twenty-four year old budding art director Maddie Samuels is a woman ahead of the times, driven to pursue her career passions. When Maddie starts a new job at Status magazine as an assistant to art director Rob MacLeod, there is no denying the chemistry between them. Even though Maddie knows that Rob is married, they engage in a five year intense and all consuming il ...more
K Orion Fray
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: asked-to-review
I was provided an ARC of this book from the Story Plant in exchange for my honest review.

I'm always fascinated to see how authors view different parts of our society, and which pieces they choose to focus on for their work. So seeing a book from the Mad Men era coming out, focusing on a woman who was bound and determined to make her way through a male-driven field, I was all in favor to see this kind of adventure.

Unfortunately, it didn't quite deliver the way I was hoping.

The story follows the r
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Kamryn Koble
Feb 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: my-library-2017
Meet Rob, a wealthy businessman who cheats on his wife and reminds the reader of this constantly. Every single girl who meets him whispers in his ear and bends over to give a generous view. He's a womanizer, and as the text states, "He didn't consider himself a snob but he definitely preferred his women in Manhattan." He's charismatic, outgoing, and wears tiny, tiny boxers. You will get to hear every single drink he ever downs (there's a plethora of them), promise.

Meet Maddie, an up-and-coming
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Johnette
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after...not. This book hit it right on the nose about life in the 1960's and early 70's. Unfortunately, I think a lot of the details still apply today. It's a good read and kept me coming back for more. I liked that this book tells it the way it is for these characters. It seemed real life and I could really relate to the characters and where they were headed. Everyone needs a dose of reality now and then and this book gives the reader just ...more
Patti
May 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Received via Goodreads Giveaway***

2.5 stars

Meh. I just didn't quite get into it. Too much of the same shit happening over and over and over. I get that back in that time, women were more doormats than dominant, but still, it got old real quick. There was a bit too much time spent on clothing.

Could have used a better editor, with multiple instances of the wrong spelling or wrong word being used.

Kristi Lewis
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. Usually I like a quick read. This book was long but very good. I must say I loved Maddie. I certainly was disappointed with some of the decisions she made regarding her relationships. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Ruth Reinhold
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marcia Gloster’s new novel, I Love You Today rings as true today as it would have in the Mad-Men era. Her main character Maddie, an aspiring art director, is determined to weave her way through a system and society controlled by men in order to reach her ultimate goal. Even though she is talented, the travails she encounters make the climb even harder. As a character, I liked that Gloster wrote her with style and intelligence. She recognizes her territory and the obstacles she has to overcome. T ...more
Mary
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ontheshelf
Coming of age book as women come into their own.
Mary
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Growing up in the 1960s found myself reallly liking this book and the interaction between Maddie and Rob
Diane Moyle
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story is one that resonates between man and woman time after time and I couldn’t put it down. Although it takes place in the late 60’s to early 70’s, it could have happened today and most women have been exposed to the double standard if not the complete saga. Against Maddie’s better judgment, she is attracted to a married man. The heart wants what the heart wants and she falls in love with him and starts a torrid affair. Thus, starts five years of a roller coaster of emotions and situations ...more
Jay Ingram
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I Love You Today by Marcia Gloster takes a step outside the typical romantic novel and gives a feeling of “grown up” fiction. Her characters come to life and seem to take over the reins and speak and act on their own. You quickly care about Maddie and hope she doesn’t get burned too badly by the married man who is her boss and a hopeless womanizer. She has talents and smarts but maybe is not quite a match for a ruthless hunk of man who uses women like they’re throw away goods and feels little re
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Charles Dittell
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one powerful book, powerful emotionally, and powerful visually (I felt that I was back in NYC during the '60s). Marcia has the ability to make you feel part of the "action" and part of each scene (I could swear I was at that restaurant, that apartment, that worksite). I strongly recommend the book to just about everyone, but especially those who know "The City."
Alan R.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A powerful but tragic love story set during the Bacchanalian heyday of New York's Mad Men. Sex and booze permeate the lives of the men who dominate the board rooms and art departments of New York publishing and advertising world in the 60s. Into this male-dominated world steps Maddie a young attractive and talented artist determined to successfully compete with men and to become an art director in her own right. Maddie meets Rob. And like so many other women before her she falls for him. Rob is ...more
Cheryl
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
I recently read THE RIVERMAN by Alex Gray and loved it giving it a 5 star review. So when I had the opportunity to read the next book in this series, I jumped at it. However, I was a bit leery, as I always am when I read a 2nd book by the same author, will it be as good or better? The answer....YES...bring on the next book!!!

Even though this is the 5th book in the series, it reads easily as a stand alone.

DCI Bill Lorimer is back and this time is investigating the murders of Kelvin Football (socc
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Dianne Hurley
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Patricia (Pat)
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it
It is the 1960's in New York City and Maddie Samuels is fighting hard to break into a workforce dominated by men. Her dream is to become an Art director in the publishing world. There is no way she will be trapped in the kitchen and she never wants to be "just a secretary".She is attractive, with long, sexy legs and has artistic talent, motivation and the desire to learn. Will she have what it takes to work hard in this profession consisting of mostly men, and reach her ultimate goal?

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Roger H.
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marcia Gloster's I LOVE YOU TODAY is a wonderful way to warm up on a cold snowy day or get even hotter at the beach! Her evocative writing style is characterized by meticulous detail that would bring out the sensuality in anyone. And I admire how each chapter ends up in a way that makes you want to read more.
Stephanie Kimball
rated it it was ok
Mar 03, 2018
Debbie Young
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
An insightful and incisive period piece set in the world of commercial advertising in the 60s and 70s.

I came to this book having very much enjoyed the author's debut novel, 31 Days, which was also much informed and inspired by her own long and fascinating international career in art and advertising, so when the publisher offered me a review copy, I snapped it up and quickly devoured the book. I'm probably one of few readers who haven't seen the TV series "Mad Men" set in the same world and era,
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Joyce Fish
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. Ms. Gloster paints a vibrant picture of what it was like as a young woman working in the magazine business and the people she meets along the way. Maddie's relationships felt brutally honest and real to me and I shared her pain and disappointments. I found myself cheering her on and hoping she would make the best decisions when faced with difficult situations. This is not a love story, it is a complicated tale of a smart, savvy, talented career woman who learns who ...more
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After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in the 1960s, Marcia Gloster built a career in New York City as an award-winning book designer and art director. A decade later, she founded and ran a boutique ad agency specializing in fashion.

Her novel, I Love You Today, is the story of a young woman determined to succeed in the male-dominated worlds of publishing and advertising in the mid-196
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