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About the Author
Sue Margolis’s Novels Are...
“Fresh and original.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Engaging.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00G3L6KSG
- Publisher : Berkley (July 1, 2014)
- Publication date : July 1, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1617 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 382 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,544,063 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sarah Green lives a comfortable life with her adman husband, Mike, and their two children, Dan and Ella, 8 and 5, respectively. Mike makes plenty of money, and Sarah, who before her marriage was an up-and-coming fashion designer, is happily renovating their new home, and is lucky she can afford to send her two children to a private school. When she discovers that Mike, who started gambling only to “blow off steam,” due to his stressful job, has taken it up full-time and put them in serious debt, her world begins to crumble around her. And when he dies in a freak accident one evening (the same evening she has decided to ask him for a divorce), her world completely falls apart.
She has no income, two fatherless children and is completely lost. She speaks to a friend who is a financial adviser, and he tells her that she must sell her beloved home and plan to ‘economize.’ While seriously trying to keep things together, she also finds out that her Aunt Shirley, her mother’s sister, is dying. To keep her mother happy, she goes to visit her aunt, and during the visit, Shirley sort-of extracts a promise from her: that Sarah take over Shirley’s failing lingerie shop and try to make a go of it.
Sarah, who has for months lived with the fear of having nothing because of Mike’s gambling, and has nearly ended up that way, is determined to sell the shop for what she can get out of it and try to move on. But when a sudden windfall – almost a last gift from Shirley – comes her way, she realizes that she has a chance to try. We are with her as she tries to find her way after Mike’s death; her obligation to keep her childrens’ lives stable, and to find some stability in her own life while juggling a fledgling business and a budding relationship.
Although this would by no means be catalogued as a ‘fun’ read, it is a genial one, well-written and with depth; it is a book filled with hopes, dreams, loss, renewal, and ultimately the satisfaction that comes with finding a place to call home, which doesn’t always mean a house.
Sarah Green, finds herself a single Mom, after the death of her gambling-addicted husband's death. Penniless, with two children and thrust back into the dating game. What is more safer than dating an accountant. And she work at a crime help line, non-emergency, of course. Than her aunt dies, and leaves her, her failing lingerie shop. Enter, Hugh, a struggling actor, who Sarah hire to renovate her new boutique. Sarah must learn to trust her instincts and follow her dreams and move forward.
Funny, witty, original and engaging. A must read tale of a struggling single Mom, the renovation of a boutique, a struggling actor, the dating game, and finding love against all odds.
The characters are engaging. The storyline funny, with wicked candor,and a bit of naughtiness. Oh yeah, and the Aunts are just plain funny. A fun and entertaining story, with it's compelling moments as well. A engaging and enjoyable read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Sarah is a fantastic main character - mom of two and at the beginning married to a man who is very successful in his career, but started to use gambling as a stress reliever and in doing so has gambled away everything they had. As I won't be spoiling the book a bit, as Sarah decides to leave the marriage, her husband dies - I won't tell you how, that is worth reading! So although Sarah is free from a horrible relationship and situation; she is now a single mom of two with no income and lots of debt. This is where the story begins!
Each character in this book was spot on! Sarah, the kids, the grandparents, "the Aunties", and so on were just written to a T. The ups and downs of the story were perfectly timed and couldn't contain my excitement when I was surprised by a few of Sarah's decisions. Although I am not usually a fan of books set in London with all the London speak, this one didn't make me feel left out of the joke - I honestly read it in two sittings!
The book is a pleasure to read and you will find yourself laughing out loud many times! I can't wait for the author's next novel!