Read ¼ Love Nest by Julia Llewellyn ¼ Little slow to start with as the story cut across three stories but romped along nicely in the latter half of the book Not bad A pretty good book told from the perspectives of a number of characters all connected like a chain due to the houses they are buying and selling The endings for most of the characters was not what I expected and I liked that too many books are predictable these days.
This story starts with Chadlicote Manor going up for sale to pay Grace s family debts after the death of her mother It charts the stories of several characters as they make plans to move homes and change their lives through homes, children and careers Karen is a career woman but the family plan to move to the country as her husband recovers from cancer Gemma lives with her husband in a loft apartment but is desperate for a child and a family home Rock star Nick seeks a home to reflect his new status and also the high class estate agent Lucinda The stories and characters intertwine as they all try to get what they want out of life.
There s a lot going on within this book and it is cleverly constructed Llewellyn weaves the stories of all the characters into the story is very well done and doesn t feel overly contrived as many chick lits do However, I found it all a bit cold I didn t warm to any of the characters at all and bearing in mind how many there is across the book, that s fairly surprising I thought the majority of them to be self seeking, insular, fairly disagreeable people, and even if that was the intention, I personally need to feel some sort of connection or engagement for me to want to read on I also felt that two dimensional stereotypes were over used e.
g career woman, embarrassed by her humble beginnings has an affair with a good looking waste of space nice but dim, fat girlfriend from the sticks All the character s got on with the problems that they d created for themselves, but I didn t really care how it all ended.
Overall the book is well structured and cleverly managed, but due to the characterisation and that s maybe just me I found the book a bit soulless and lacking in humour.
Another good read,lots of characters,was abit hard to get my head round who was who to start with but then really enjoyed the way the stories all got intertwined and felt sympathy for some but absolutely nothing for others One of those books I didnt want to put down and would thoroughly recommend it Little slow to start with as the story cut across three stories but romped along nicely in the latter half of the book Not bad A pretty good book told from the perspectives of a number of characters all connected like a chain due to the houses they are buying and selling The endings for most of the characters was not what I expected and I liked that too many books are predictable these days.
This story starts with Chadlicote Manor going up for sale to pay Grace s family debts after the death of her mother It charts the stories of several characters as they make plans to move homes and change their lives through homes, children and careers Karen is a career woman but the family plan to move to the country as her husband recovers from cancer Gemma lives with her husband in a loft apartment but is desperate for a child and a family home Rock star Nick seeks a home to reflect his new status and also the high class estate agent Lucinda The stories and characters intertwine as they all try to get what they want out of life.
There s a lot going on within this book and it is cleverly constructed Llewellyn weaves the stories of all the characters into the story is very well done and doesn t feel overly contrived as many chick lits do However, I found it all a bit cold I didn t warm to any of the characters at all and bearing in mind how many there is across the book, that s fairly surprising I thought the majority of them to be self seeking, insular, fairly disagreeable people, and even if that was the intention, I personally need to feel some sort of connection or engagement for me to want to read on I also felt that two dimensional stereotypes were over used e.
g career woman, embarrassed by her humble beginnings has an affair with a good looking waste of space nice but dim, fat girlfriend from the sticks All the character s got on with the problems that they d created for themselves, but I didn t really care how it all ended.
Overall the book is well structured and cleverly managed, but due to the characterisation and that s maybe just me I found the book a bit soulless and lacking in humour.
Another good read,lots of characters,was abit hard to get my head round who was who to start with but then really enjoyed the way the stories all got intertwined and felt sympathy for some but absolutely nothing for others One of those books I didnt want to put down and would thoroughly recommend it I only carried on reading this book because I felt guilty about giving up on my last one There really wasn t anything about it that grabbed my attention I ll be putting the author on my don t bother list.
Weer te weinig boeken meegenomen op vakantie en daarom dit boek gekocht in Frankrijk Daarom in het engels Maar het las erg gemakkelijk Lekker voor de vakantie Het verhaal deed me denken aan de serie Cold Feet door de verschillende verhaallijnen die toch weer met elkaar te maken hebben.
Roll The DiceGrace S Childhood Home, Chadlicote Manor, Is Being Sold To Settle Family Debts Will Losing Her Home Break Her Heart Or Is It The Chance For A New Life Move Two SpacesKaren S Husband Has The Manor In His Sights As A Chance To Start Over In Rural Paradise But Karen Prefers City Living And, When A New Flame Turns Up The Heat, Starting Again Might Just Mean The End Of The Road Climb The LadderGemma Is Longing For A Baby And, Unlike Her Own Loft Apartment, Karen S House Is An Ideal Family Home But The Dream House Can Only Have Its Dream Baby If Gemma Can Convince Her Flakey Sister To Help Out To Land OnUp And Coming Rockstar Nick Has Designs On Gemma S Flat He S Also Taken A Shine To Classy Estate Agent, Lucinda, But She S Not All She Seems And Neither Is He, Since He S Hiding A Girlfriend He S Looking To Ditch When The Sale Goes Through The Love Nestwhere All Their Troubles Come Home To Roost Raally loved the mix of pure funny romance, some serious topics and all kinds of relationships thrown in.
I read this in just a few days, and as always enjoyed the authors writing style a lot.



Weer te weinig boeken meegenomen op vakantie en daarom dit boek gekocht in Frankrijk Daarom in het engels Maar het las erg gemakkelijk Lekker voor de vakantie Het verhaal deed me denken aan de serie Cold Feet door de verschillende verhaallijnen die toch weer met elkaar te maken hebben.
I only carried on reading this book because I felt guilty about giving up on my last one There really wasn t anything about it that grabbed my attention I ll be putting the author on my don t bother list.
Raally loved the mix of pure funny romance, some serious topics and all kinds of relationships thrown in.
I read this in just a few days, and as always enjoyed the authors writing style a lot.