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Two sisters, Lizbet and Cassie, alternately tell this story using the first person narrative voice. However, at times, I would lose my way, as the story wended its way back and forth; occasionally, I had difficulty identifying who the narrator was at any given point.
Sometimes chapters would identify the name of the narrator. Despite those issues, however, I did come to enjoy the ups an Two sisters, Lizbet and Cassie, alternately tell this story using the first person narrative voice. Despite those issues, however, I did come to enjoy the ups and downs of the sisters and their relationships with each other and with the men in their lives.
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The men were fairly loathsome, in my opinion, especially Cassie's husband. I did like the fact that he got his comeuppance at one point, and then started to improve his behavior. A long untold secret about Cassie is divulged to Cassie and the reader fairly early, but Lizbet is in the dark for most of the book.
View 1 comment. Jul 22, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: borrowed-from-public-library. Women who haven't always gotten along with their sisters will probably relate to this. My sister and I hated each other for the first seventeen years or so, Finally my grandma's prediction came true and she became my best friend and the maid of honor at my wedding.
To be honest with you, I read this about a year ago and don't remember much other then feeling one or both of them were being very insensitive to the other. I do remember enjoying it, though. Aug 30, Jenny rated it liked it Shelves: chicklit. While this is chick lit, I always enjoy the way Anna Maxted weaves serious topics through her book.
This book covers miscarriage, fertility issues and sibling differences. Miscarriage is so rarely mentioned in books I thought it was dealt with very well here and I was happy that it was not glossed over. However, the ending did feel a bit rushes and I'm not entirely sure if it should have had the ending it had.
Feb 02, Catherine rated it it was ok. I must say I was hoping for a humourous chick lit and instead all I got was the usual candy floss chick lit that I loathe. It wasn't funny, even when it was meant to be. The characters were so stereotyped and one dimensional. The one sisters emotional 'breakdown' made her even more one dimensional. The writer obviously tried to make it psychological and complex but failed miserably. I was expecting better. Jul 26, Sarah rated it really liked it.
This book, told from two perspectives the "two sisters" of the title deals with family dramas large and small, pregnancy, loss of children, and romantic relationship issues in a way that keeps you reading. Sep 13, Erin Black-Mitchell rated it really liked it. I somehow read about 5 books in a row that dealt with pregnancy with out realizing.
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Maybe I should read what the books are about before I read them. There were moments in this book that I could truly relate to when one of the sisters was going through her pregnancy. The entire focus of the book isn't on pregnancy though, but the relationship between two sisters which I could also relate too. May 28, Suzanne rated it liked it Recommends it for: Sisters. Shelves: adult-fiction.
Anyone with a sister, or even a life-long best friend, will be absorbed by these characters. There are a couple of inconsistancies where was the editor? Apr 06, Hjwoodward rated it liked it.
Heh heh most of my friends won't like this fluffy book, but, because it deals with the relationship between two sisters, and has lots of messy family stuff in between, I enjoyed it. The older sister, Lisbet, falls pregnant unexpectedly she didn't really want children - has a cat but when she has a miscarriage at four months six days, she is devastated.
I liked the way Maxted went on about what a wreck she was and how long and how badly she suffered, because it highlights an aspect of baby loss Heh heh most of my friends won't like this fluffy book, but, because it deals with the relationship between two sisters, and has lots of messy family stuff in between, I enjoyed it. I liked the way Maxted went on about what a wreck she was and how long and how badly she suffered, because it highlights an aspect of baby loss that most of us don't think about much except if a person close to you has this happen to them.
I don't think any child-free people should read this book, but as I say, I liked it a lot. May 21, Lindsay rated it liked it. I had literally had this book on my bookshelf for a decade, unread. I was out of other books, so I decided to try this one. I thought it might be fun, but was a bit of a hard read. I didn't really like any of the characters and found it hard to get to know them. Paragraphs seemed to go off on a tangent and sometimes just skipped some of them. It wasn't terrible. It was alright enough to finish reading so I could see if everything worked out in the end, but I wanted to get it over and done with t I had literally had this book on my bookshelf for a decade, unread.
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It was alright enough to finish reading so I could see if everything worked out in the end, but I wanted to get it over and done with to get on to a new book. Jul 15, Zarah rated it liked it. You probably have to have kids, or want them, to appreciate this book fully.
I don't so that part was unintetesting'ish. I didn't really like the characters either. It's an okay read but not as good as I expected from Anna Maxted. Feb 09, Mark Gorman rated it it was ok. Fairly boring book. Jun 03, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: chicklit. For some reason, I have been picking up a lot of books on families lately. And all have been okay.
This is about two sisters who are very close I liked this aspect a lot. Older, more carefree is married and finds out she is pregnant. She originally didn't want kids, but changes her mind. She ends up having a miscarriage and it really effects her. Younger is the more serious sister, married as well. When she was 13 her parents tell her she was adopted and let her chose if she wants to tell Older For some reason, I have been picking up a lot of books on families lately.
When she was 13 her parents tell her she was adopted and let her chose if she wants to tell Older. She chooses not too. When Older finds out she is pregnant, Younger is really pissed off because she has always wanted a baby. She is not too sad when Older miscarries and does feel bad about not caring. Younger finally does become pregnant and at the same time realizes she does not love her husband anymore and they separate. Older has some falling out with her husband over lack of a baby and her job, but doesn't care too much about the job.
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Stuff happens that was entertaining but I can't remember anymore. I liked the amount of characters in this book because it all had to do mostly with family. It seemed like a lot, but when you pictured it all laid out, it totally made sense. And I did like the the in-laws where kind of all close with each other, even the parents of both husbands even though they were not related at all. Oh, and the parents spill the beans that Younger is adopted to Older. Not much comes from that, but Younger's real family does contact her, which is kind of nice. Grade: C Dec 22, Amy rated it liked it.
Anna Maxted writes chick lit with a little more weight than is standard--her previous books have dealt with the death of a parent, date rape, and eating disorders. This one is no different, although it is a little harder to sum up the major "issue" of the book--or rather, maybe, there are more than one. Instead of one heroine we get two: Lizbet, fairly standard chick-lit heroine in the Bridget Jones mold, who is dealing with a miscarriage, and the fact that her parents always favored her perfect Anna Maxted writes chick lit with a little more weight than is standard--her previous books have dealt with the death of a parent, date rape, and eating disorders.
Instead of one heroine we get two: Lizbet, fairly standard chick-lit heroine in the Bridget Jones mold, who is dealing with a miscarriage, and the fact that her parents always favored her perfect younger sister, Cassie. Cassie, however, has her own issues. I don't want to give too much away but the bulk of the book has to do with issues of family--the definition of family and what it means to be a mother, daughter and sister. Having a close sister, I could relate to a lot of the interaction between Cassie and Lizbet although we are both decidedly Bridget-Jonesian.
Thoughtfully, we have both spared the other from having to live up to perfection. I will say, though, that I didn't find this book as engrossing as some of Maxted's earlier books. She usually writes a male character that I really like a lot. Particularly the cute vet in Getting Over It. Sadly, no vet I have ever gone to has ever been cute--sorry, Dr. Apr 02, Sharon rated it liked it Recommends it for: Anyone interested in romance, parenting, adoption, or miscarriage who hasn't had one recently.
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