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Little White Lies: A Novel of Love and Good Intentions Paperback – March 29, 2005
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The premise of this book is that our main character Natalie feels as though she does not have a life. She has just moved "to the big city" and is living in a small apartment which use to belong to someone else - this person apparently had quite a social life as Natalie keeps getting continuous phone calls and letters for this now departed person.
Of course, this only serves to make Natalie feel like more and more of a failure, because she never gets calls or any interesting mail.
Through the course of the early pages of the book, Natalie gets an interesting letter addressed to the previous owner. As Natalie's self-esteem becomes lower and lower (and after a night of heavy drinking), she decides to open this letter and POOFF!! she hooks up with the man of her dreams. Except Natalie is now impersonating someone else.
This book was ok, however, it had such a sad overtone to it that I just could not get into it with halfway as much relish as with "When in Rome".
Additionally, the whole "imitating someone else" thing got old very early on in this book. The author expects us to believe that the people in Natalie's life will all "play along" with her of-so-funny deception.
I am also very disconcerted by the fact that this story is not that funny. The author's previous work was quite funny at times and made up for some of the more "cheesy" moments, but this book is just not that good.
Also, the end is so predictable. I won't ruin the ending for anyone, but let's just say it stretches the limits of reality quite a bit.
Actually, that is my biggest problem with this book. ITS JUST TOO UNREAL.
Not a great one.
Totally underdeveloped characters and storyline.
Truly, I am a nice person, but I honestly cannot believe the author was paid for this book.
As I continued the story, it actually got better and funnier. The heroine is quite likeable, as is the man that she is in love with. I find "Little Whitie Lies" to be another wanna-be Sophie Kinsella novel, but in reality I don't mind that too much. If you can manage to get past the first 50 pages, you may actually enjoy the book.
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Quick cute read. If you like Sophie Kinsella this book will be right up your alley. Witty, fun, light and silly.Published 22 months ago by Ashley Ahnefeld
This book is just great! It's just so much fun. You keep thinking about what would you if you were her. It's just gets more and more interesting. Read morePublished on December 26, 2013 by Laila
I just loved this book! Cute and funny. Easy read to "lose yourself" for a bit. Wish they had it in an audible CD!!Published on November 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Natalie shakes up her life by moving to London but finds it to be lonely and not quite what she expected. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Tete-a-tete
I had such a good time reading this book. I bought one for my friend who is going to England for her birthday. I thought it would be a great airplane read.
Really fun read.
Little White Lies by Gemma Townley
Little White Lies is the story of Natalie, who has just moved to London from the countryside. Read more
I absolutely love gem townley. , this is a great, fun story. So glad I discovered chick lit!!Published on January 30, 2011 by A Funny Girl
I've picked this book up at least 3 times to try and finish it and it is just so BORING I have to keep putting it down. Read morePublished on October 6, 2010 by liz
This was an absolutely brilliant book of how one can easily get into so much difficulty when not being totally honest. Read morePublished on September 26, 2010 by Louisa C. Jones