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Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakthrough Paperback – Bargain Price, February 6, 2007
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About the Author
Isabel Sharpe is the author of As Good As It Got and Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakthrough. She lives in Wisconsin.
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Top Customer Reviews
Vivian unwittingly has quite an effect on the town, from Mike the widower she wants to seduce, to the frigid wives like Sarah, who seemingly has the perfect life, but it's a mask of unfulfilled promise. Former childhood playmate, Erin has been a punching bag for her abusive husband, something a fellow victim is able to detect. As she navigates the small mindedness of her adopted small town, Vivian tries valiantly to live up to her image and maintain control her heart, while Mike slowly chips away at her armor.
Sharpe's novel of female empowerment is at times funny, bittersweet, and cathartic, and a lesson in not believing first impressions or gossip. Unfortunately, an abrupt ending and an all too brief epilogue cheats readers of the action surrounding the outcomes of each woman's life.
What do these women have in common? On the outside, it would seem to be nothing. But really they are alot more alike than even they want to admit. This story is more about becoming who you really are and putting away the masks that we hide behind. It is a tale of courage and struggle, friendship and love. I was very impressed with this book. It shows just how complex people really are. The characters were certainly NOT one-dimensional and I enjoyed the story alot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very much like Big Little Lies, without the thriller teaser at the end. I still enjoyed the characters and story.Published 7 months ago by Joanie
Cute Story. Fun to read. Light reading with some interesting twists.Published 18 months ago by Linda
This main character was hilarious and real. I liked the story and how one person can impact a whole community. I would definitely recommend this book.Published 22 months ago by Kathleen H. Brown
Honestly, I did not expect that ending...!! ...though I should have saw it coming. I will say no more. Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Bobbi Phillip
Love this book, ,have ordered it and given it as a gift to many of my girlfriends and my sister. Right on target and hysterical!Published on December 10, 2013 by Victoria Karr
The women are clearly drawn but cliche.... The soft hearted vamp, the stifled housewife, the abused childless wife, the horrible mother in law, small town life... Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Reader Susan
A fun book to read. I bought this book for my sister, mother and friend. This will be a great Christmas present - I am certain they will enjoy the book. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by dlo75
This was a fun read. I enjoyed Ms. Sharpe's vivid imagination and naughty humor. The overall pacing of the story is well written. Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by Occasional shopper
Ok, so I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a huge fan of books that are written by different characters in the story. I like books written by one character. Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by HB Book Mama