Friday, September 5, 2014

book club

One Plus One JoJo Moyes

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever. One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.
(thanks to her website)

This was a rather funny book,I love that JoJo creates some unique plots and scenes. I was so into Jess and Ed that I forgot the secret that came back around at the end. A fast weekend read,I give it a B.

The House on Willow Street Cathy Kelly
The House on Willow Street packshot

In the sleepy Irish coastal town of Avalon the big house on Willow Street has stood for generations...Tess Power grew up there, but now, from her cosy cottage shared with teenage son Zach and nine-year-old Kitty, Tess faces a crumbling marriage and a dwindling antiques business.Tess’s feisty sister Suki shook Avalon’s dust off her feet years ago but when she unwittingly becomes the focus of a dirt-digging biographer, Suki looks to her sister and the town/place she vowed to forget...Lively, exuberant  Mara seeks the sanctuary of Avalon and her solitary Aunt Danae to put her life and her newly married ex behind her.  As the village post-mistress, Danae can always be relied upon - but beneath her gentle exterior, she guards her past as carefully as Avalon’s letters and secrets.But the big house is up for sale....and with it its memories, especially for Cashel, who returns to the town for the first time in many years with the ghosts of the distant past – and the woman he swore to forget – still haunting him.(thanks to her website)

I haven't read a Cathy Kelly book in a long time and I forgot how much they suck me in and make me want to to move to Ireland. I liked this town of characters although at some points it was a bit much to keep track of them all. I also thought the ending with Cashel and Tess was a little to abrupt. A decent read,I give it a B.

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