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Free to a Good Home Paperback – July 6, 2010
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Then there were the Magical Relationship-Healing Babies. There are 2 couples in this book with less than ideal relationships. One is a young couple that isn't even sure they're in love. The other is a married couple with a husband seriously considering leaving his wife. As soon as both these couples have new babies, everything is suddenly wonderful. All problems are solved quickly and easily. Yeah, right. Actually, if a relationship is already troubled, the added stress of caring for a baby is more likely to drive the couple further apart, rather than bring them closer.
Finally, a note to the author: There is no such thing as a miniature doberman. There is the miniature pinscher, which looks a lot like a small doberman. However, they are completely different breeds. I know this is nit-picky, but it's something Noelle would know, working with dogs and all.
Jay is the worst kind of ex a woman can have -- just kind enough to keep Noelle hanging on, taking her to dinner for her birthday, finding little ways to stay in her life and not sever the tie between them. But as the book goes on, Jay shows his true nature, his self-centeredness that is evident to everyone but Noelle. First, he asks Noelle to help care for his mother who has just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Later, he refuses to travel from his new Atlanta bachelor pad back to Rhode Island when his mother is hospitalized. Finally, he asks Noelle to make a sacrifice for him that will change her life -- and prevent her from ever moving on.
Meanwhile, Noelle's life is pushing her to change at every turn, much to her chagrin. She meets a gorgeous, younger musician named Jasper who is as determined to get to know her as she is to keep her distance from him. And her relationship with Jay's mother, Margaret, grows into a friendship neither of them expected.Read more ›
This novel is a light, fast-paced read that any lover of fiction will enjoy. While some of the topics in the book are heavy, the book itself is not. Mont manages to include romance, fun, upheaval, family dynamics, change, and life in general and is able to do so without making it seem like too much is being discussed. I finished this book in a day, and it would be a perfect lazy day read for anyone looking for an interesting story that just gets better as it goes on.
Noelle is a thirty-three year old divorced vet tech with trust issues and a big heart. After being left by her beautiful husband, Jay, who revealed he was actually gay all along, Noelle must find a place for herself and come to terms with herself at the same time. Noelle is a homebody who prefers to stay in with her great dane and do work at her office and the local animal shelter, so when Jay asks her to become his difficult mother Margaret's caregiver, Noelle has almost no excuse as to why she can't. Things get interesting when Noelle meets and falls for a younger guy, Jasper, who is a musician. Jasper also has a beautiful ex girlfriend who always seems to be around as well. When it is clear that Jasper is interested, Noelle single handedly almost ruins it and then must redeem herself in more ways than one.
The relationships that Noelle develops with Margaret and with Jasper are truly great and it all unfolds within the story. Nothing is left out and the pace is quick and easy to enjoy. Mont's descriptions of Noelle's family are pleasing as are her descriptions of other fringe characters in the book. They are described well, their personalities are showcased, but nothing is stolen from the main characters. The reader discovers everything along with Noelle. She is a quiet heroine and very easy to root for. Stick through the beginning of the novel which is a bit slow, but just a little further in, the story really flies.
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Wonderfully written with a less than confident heroine who you wish, sometimes, would buck up, but that's part of what kept her character interesting. I kept rooting for her. Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by L. M. Fox
What a great book! I couldn't put it down...so well written! I can't wait for her next book.Published on August 12, 2011 by R. Mickelson
Really enjoyed this. As I read I wanted to find out what happened to the lead character and how everything played out. Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Erin Kelly Bomgaars
.....if they were we wouldn't have much of a story. Eve Mont did a great job of creating people who may not be deserving of our love, but she has a forgiving nature that makes us... Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by Miss Emma
Noelle Ryan is at a crossroads in her life. Should she remain stuck where she is or try to push forward even though she doesn't know what is to come? Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by Shon
Free to a Good Home, by Eve Marie Mont is a good debut novel. A light read, the book flows smoothly. Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott
just an easy read. love the story. very "today" with the struggle many single women face but also love the input of taking care of animals.Published on September 12, 2010 by ann
'Free To A Good Home' is a heart-warming read that will leave you longing for more. Despite Noelle's imperfections, you can't help but appreciate and relate to her. Read morePublished on September 3, 2010 by Jess Brown
Free to a Good Home was a great Summer read, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be great in the Fall, Winter, or Spring! Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by L. Common