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Becoming Scarlett

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  399 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
Meet Scarlett O’Hara. In her life, everything goes according to plan. Until now . . . Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith – actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett’s boyfriend – has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that’s not the worst bit. The worst bit ...more
Published March 20th 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton Canada (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bev Taylor
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
scarlett o'hara - wedding planner extraordinaire - who's famous for making dreams come true

she got her name from her actor parents and has been living with her boyfriend john waiting for the moment to marry and start a family of her own

but then he ups and leaves on a dig in south america saying to needs to get away and she goes out with filly, her best friend and p.a. on a drunken night out. this culminates in a one night stand and a few weeks she discovers - yes - she is pregnant

add to that s
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Okay, so, I think I have put down only one or two books - most books I try hard to push on to the end, just in case. And Becoming Scarlett justified my decision to do that. The first half was difficult, I didn't bond with Scarlett and I found it a rather prickly read. By the end I was gulping down every page and just loving it. The humour that surprised me into snorts of laughter, the descriptions of Ellen and Scarlett's love for her that brought tears to my eyes, the perfection of the ending, w ...more
Apr 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
It's a nice read but I knew everything before any of it happened so it didn't really hold any surprise elements for me. Loveable characters and a sweet ending.
Mehak Garg
May 11, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book! It was given to me by my mother-in-law. It's quite big + I wasn't sure how realistically the author could carry the story line + I was pleasantly surprised. I was right there + impressed with the little twists + turns the plot took right up until the end. I liked Scarlett + I loved the dynamics of her various relationships. I hope to read more by this author.
Fabian Davy
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Being my first chick-lit book, I don't know at first how I would rate this. There was a bombardment of 'heavy' reading in my part: of thrillers, horrors and in-depth historical fiction. I was somehow a bit disappointed by the rather 'mundane' flow and lack of serious plot. "Would give it nothing more than a 4 Stars rating" I told myself.

Then, came the typical Good Ending - which surprised me because the majority of books that I've read lack this stuff (modern writings I guess). It was good enoug
Sam Still Reading
Jul 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Irish chick lit lovers
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: read author's previous book
Earlier this year, I read Saving Grace by the same author and found it a simply lovely read, chick lit with a bit of substance. So, in a book buying slump, I picked this up for a little light reading. I think Becoming Scarlett would be a great movie- it’s full of implausible coincidences, wacky humour and engaging characters.

Scarlett O’Hara (yes, really) is the daughter of Irish film star Declan O’Hara and a habitual list maker who is one of the best wedding planners in Dublin. She finds out tha
Der zweite Roman, den ich von Ciara Geraghty gelesen habe. Nach Saving Grace waren die Erwartungen extrem hoch und leider wurden sie nicht komplett erfüllt (aber nahezu).
Bei "Becoming Scarlett" (bzw. Und plötzlich ist es Glück) beginnt die Geschichte zäh. Es dauert gut 100 Seiten bis man im Fluss ist und Scarlett richtig ins Herz geschlossen hat. Dann geht es in typischer Ciara Geraghty Manier weiter: Lustig, ironisch, auch mal meloncholisch. Scarlett passieren lustige Dinge, ohne dass sie geste
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a sweet book. No seriously, that's the first thing that comes to mind whenever I think about it.

And the best part of the book is the author. I know, sounds weird. But man! The kind of writing! It has been so long since I enjoyed every word of a book ( #ReadingSlump ) and it was so much fun to read. To see how Scarlett O'Hara works; how her brain works; how she would think about quantum physics to calm her heart, her brain. Quirky, right?

Sure, all the major revelations could be gu
Mar 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Had high hopes from reviews. Terrible. Got halfway through and couldn't put myself through the pain and suffering any longer. Now sitting out in the paper recycle bin.
This book started well, but within a few chapters it had become repetitive, boring & formulaic. I persevered. I was waiting & hoping that the book might improve... But it didn't.
Dec 16, 2011 rated it liked it
This didn't click for me like Saving Grace did. And i was disappointed by the ending. nice enough read though
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
(slight spoilers)

I think this is the end of my love affair with Geraghty's work, or at least, I need a long break. I had high expectations after reading a few reviews that seemed to rank it really highly among her work.

In reading, though, especially after having read several of her books recently, it came off as highly formulaic and even made me re-consider how much I liked the past books. I mean, I did. But Geraghty's voice carries the pieces to the point where I think other aspects of storytel
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Light-hearted chicklit a la Marian Keyes. I think the author writes well and some parts are very funny, but I don't think all the characters are quite as hilarious as she thinks they are.
Same plot as Bridget Jones Baby but written before it....
May 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
didn't finish it.
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Scarlett O'Hara is 35 years old and a wedding planner who is great at her job. She is the daughter of two actors, and has basically raised herself on her own, with some help form Phyllis, the O'Hara's housekeeper. Scarlett is always punctual, if not early and has her life planned out. She's great at what she does and has a great boyfriend, John. They are very similar. So when John says he's leaving to go buid villages in Brazil and doesn't ask her to go with him, Scarlett lets him go with out a ...more
Jan 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Not as good as 'Saving Grace', but better than your average chick lit. Would have been four stars but for the constant and frankly irritating attempts to be funny that started to wear long before the end of the second chapter. A shame as there were quite a few laugh out loud incidents, but they were overshadowed by daft coincidences and a constant flow of asides describing 'funny' character quirks that you rarely saw the character actually do, making it all feel rather contrived and trying too h ...more
Lorraine Corbitt
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I have read a book by Ciara Geraghty - I actually stumbled across it in Thingz - 3 books for $10 but just liked the sound of it. Back story - I got half way through the book and accidentally left it on a plane en route to Melbourne but I was so enjoying it I got a replacement copy when I got home! I thoroughly enjoyed this book - loved the story itself, all the quirky characters and the way it was written with such humour! Ciara just nailed the story - brought the characte ...more
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
Scarlett has her dream job, a wedding planner in a busy company , her five year plan is mapped out until her long term boyfriend John ups and leaves her to go to Brazil. Now not able to sleep and feeling like her life is in tatters her plan is messed up...even more so when she discovers she is pregnant. The small fly in the ointment is the one night stand she has with Red, a barman she met while drowning her sorrows. A baby will cause too much disruption and uncertainty ...won't it?
Started off s
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm Finally finished. I never thought it would end. All the talk about the pregnancy and having the baby and all drove me over the edge. Maybe it was the wrong time for me to read it is all I can say to defend my reaction to it. She, the writer, is at times good at writing and catches the reader but take away about 100-150 pages about the pregnancy and give it some more happy/crazy thoughts and comments and it might have been better. The thing with all the help-yourself-books is fun. The charact ...more
Nice read for days that are too warm to think.
Don't get me wrong, I liked parts of this novel, they even made me laugh, but most of the time the dialogues were just too silly for me to laugh.
I liked the characters, they were easy to like, and the language fit the plot perfectly.

It was definitely intersting to read about a planning addicted wedding planner whose plans were destroyed by one night, but it just wasn't my taste in books.
but I'm interested in the first book written by this author.
Viki Rose
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book!!! the storyline was amazing, the characters are great and so brilliantly written. Had me in tears at times, fits of laughter at times and always wanting to continue reading. Fantastic little gem of a book. Will have to start reading more of Ciara Geraghty as love her writing style!
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I read few "chick lit" so am no expert in the genre, but found this one pleasingly more substantial than those I've read before. The characters were fun, and there was some sadness amongst the "froth". I would recommend it to those who are fans of "chick lit" and those wanting to dip their toe into the the genre.
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wonderful chick lit - really entertaining writer. This is the second one of hers I've read and I'm going to look for her third book at the library. Why have in ever heard of Ciara Geraghty before? Her Australian promotions team need to work harder!
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Becoming Scarlett! Light holiday read. I did relate to Charlotte's relationship with Ellen. Definitely a wonderful realisation of motherhood and becoming exactly who you are meant to be.
Nina Kay.
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This writer is gorgeous.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
A good, fun read. I enjoyed it.
Stephanie Fischer
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
auch schön, ende etwas unreal in meinen Augen
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I preferred Life Saving for Beginners but this was a light-hearted read and relaxing.
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the first book i have read by the Author, it was a great read, funny with classic Irish humor. Will definitely be on the look out for more by Ciara Geraghty.
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