- MP3 CD
- Verlag: Brilliance Corporation; Auflage: MP3 Una (4. September 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1469242400
- ISBN-13: 978-1469242408
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 1,3 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
Easily Amused (Englisch) MP3 CD – 4. September 2012
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When twenty-nine-year-old Lola Watson unexpectedly inherits a rambling house in the suburbs, she thinks her life just couldn t be more perfect until her new neighbors make her their project, a heartbroken high school friend crashes indefinitely at her house, and her younger sister announces she s getting married, on Lola s thirtieth birthday. Suddenly Lola s not so keen on her newfound domestic bliss. But when she meets handsome, mysterious Ryan Moriarty, Lola dares to hope she s found the perfect guy to one-up her sister and add a little spice back into her life.
Karen McQuestion deftly blends romance and comedy in this delightful romp where love is discovered in the most unexpected of places.
Karen McQuestion s essays have appeared in Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and several anthologies. She is the author of four novels, one children s book, and one collection of humorous essays. She lives in Wisconsin.
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Karen McQuestion has written fiction for years, but it wasn’t until she self-published her novel on Kindle that she found her readers. Her amazing success in this endeavor has earned a movie option and publishing deal for her first novel, A Scattered Life. She lives in Hartland, Wisconsin, with her husband and their three children. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: MP3 CD.
Der Held ist ein "jolly good fellow", der es allen recht machen möchte und an das gute glaubt, auch wenn die Bosheit mit Händen zu greifen ist. Die Freundin im sicheren Ehehafen hat gut reden und der Blender rundet das Bild ab.
Diese Nachbarschaft, die alles sieht und noch mehr weiss, kann es so nur in USA geben.
Na ja irgendwie zu bemüht
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The problem for me was poor plotting. The first third of the book meanders from scene to scene, with no clear sense of the actual story. It's fun at first--the excerpt does leave one wanting more. But after several more pages, I couldn't help but think: "Is there a point to any of this?" We meet Lola (yes, the requisite Barry Manilow reference does happen), who has an interesting sounding job and annoying co-workers, but that part of the story goes nowhere. Then we have her best female friend, Piper, who's annoying Lola with her obsession with her baby boy, but that never really goes anywhere, either. Finally, we have Hubert, her best male friend, who's devastated over being dumped by his hateful sounding girlfriend, Kelly. He's mopey and pathetic in the beginning, and essentially moves in with Lola. From there, the story morphs into a pseudo triangle with Ryan, Lola's mysterious neighbor, on one side, and Hubert, who shifts from heartbreak over Kelly to wanting to marry Lola in a totally unbelievable instant.
In fact, considering where the novel ends up, I don't understand why the author crafted the first part of the story the way she did. There's no sexual tension, or sense that Hubert has yearned for Kelly (although we're told later he did) so the romantic twist and resolution is ultimately unsatisfying. Plus, Ryan and Lola's sister (so irritating I blocked out her name) are caricatures rather than fleshed out characters--they never felt real to me. As for the neighbors, I simply can't agree with those who found them to be like people they know. I can't agree because I never felt like the author developed these characters at all. They morph together into a united force of buttinskies with no carved out personalities of their own. Lots of lost potential there.
If you're thinking about ordering this book, I do think it's a good price, and it is well written, but imo, the story and pacing needed more work. It read like a first draft to me in terms of plotting, even with the decent prose.