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by Sarah Webb

It Had To Be You download ebook
ISBN:
0330412175
ISBN13:
978-0330412179
Author:
Sarah Webb
Publisher:
Pan Books (April 15, 2005)
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Pages:
368 pages
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1713 kb
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1986 kb
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Category:
Contemporary
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Rating:
4.9

Having not read any books by Sarah Webb before, I was unsure on what it would be like. Luckily it’s a very fast read and I remained wholly charmed with the idea of a romance book store by the name of Happily Ever After

Having not read any books by Sarah Webb before, I was unsure on what it would be like. Luckily it’s a very fast read and I remained wholly charmed with the idea of a romance book store by the name of Happily Ever After. But overall our club was pretty unimpressed with this one (and more than a little baffled as to how it hit number one on a book chart!) and are now (thankfully) moving on to Emily Giffin. If only all chick lit-ish authors could write like her!.

Having not read any books by Sarah Webb before, I was unsure on what it would be like. Also, I found the ending to be abrupt, as if the author had run out of time and simply tied up the loose ends without really thinking about them. If you get the opportunity to read this book, do it. It is a decision that you won't regret and one that will make you laugh and smile, even on the hardest days. Having said that, I will still probably read her next book because her past record has been so good. 3 people found this helpful.

She has just launched a general election campaign and is astonished when another woman, Annette Higgins, starts to. .

She has just launched a general election campaign and is astonished when another woman, Annette Higgins, starts to attack her in a very personal way. But Paige is determined to stay in the race. Can you judge a man by the shoes they wear? Kate Bowan, another Book Club afficionado, and Molly's housemate thinks so. Shop assistant in the trendy Burnaby designer shoe shop, 'Baroque' by day, she runs the popular dummy dating service 'Test-Crash Dates' by night. But one particular client is proving to be more than a handful

Still-unpublished author Molly Harper would die for a passion like those depicted in the novels sold at Happily Ever After, the bookshop she manages in the Irish village of Burnaby that specializes in romance fiction.

Still-unpublished author Molly Harper would die for a passion like those depicted in the novels sold at Happily Ever After, the bookshop she manages in the Irish village of Burnaby that specializes in romance fiction. And she'd love a boss- any boss-other than her store's detestable, super-smooth new owner, Milo Jones. though Milo's very attractive son may be the one good reason why Molly should not take flight.

17 January 2016 at 11:34.

Some of you already know the answers-at least you think you do. If you don't, you know where to find them. As far as last lines in a book go, that one is pretty fantastic. Perfect for readers w.o have read the series and perfect for ones who saved the prequel for last. This addition to the Gossip Girl series took me a little while to get into, but now that I have finished it I think that was just because I wasn't in the mood.

It Had to Be You is a compilation album from Harry Connick J. released in Australia in 1991. The album is a blend of original studio recordings from Connick's previous albums. 1989), four from We Are in Love (1990), one from Lofty's Roach Souffle (1990), and one from the soundtrack for The Godfather Part III (1990). It Had to Be You peaked at number 4 on the Australian charts. It Had to Be You" (Big Band & Vocals) (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn).

In the Irish village of Burnaby, life is about to change for three very different women. Molly Harper is the long-suffering manager of Ireland's only dedicated romance bookshop - 'Happily Ever After'. She can't stand Milo Jones, the super-smooth new owner but he does have a rather attractive son, Sam. Should she stay, or should she walk? Her best friend, Paige Brady, has problems of her own. She has just launched a general election campaign and is astonished when another woman on the ballot sheet, Annette Higgins, starts to attack her in a very personal way. But Paige is determined to stay in the race. Kate Bowan, shop assistant in the trendy Burnaby designer shoe shop, 'Baroque' by day, runs the popular dummy dating service 'Dublin Dummy Dates' by night. But one particular client is proving to be more than a handful. But all's fair in love, business and politics as the three friends are about to find out. Enter the world of Burnaby Village, and you'll be glad you stayed, because sometimes finding yourself is only the start of the adventure.
Reviews:
  • uspeh
I am not going to go into the details of what this book is about because you can read about it in the product description.

Here's the cliff's notes version: It's about three women in an Irish Village. Molly is the shy book shop employee, who yearns to be a writer but can't figure out what to write; Paige is the mother of a spoiled brat and is also running for political office; and Kate is the "dummy dater" that teachers single people how to date.

Let's see, where do I begin?

Frankly, I had a hard time getting into the story. I felt like the characters were not fleshed out enough so that they became real people.

I often found myself skipping chapters just to get through it, especially for Paige and some of Molly. I think this book could've done well without those two.

To make this book better, I think the author should've focused more on Kate, who was the most interesting part in this book. I would've loved to have learned more about Kate and her world in "dummy dating." Just showing some of her disaster clients would've been funny. But it wasn't. There was only one client: Angus, who is a dork, but sweet as can be. I like that Kate starts developing a crush on Angus and gets torn when her ex-fiance comes into town for a fling with her.

Now, if the book had focused only on Kate, we would have learned more about her and Angus, her and ex-fiance, her and her past and history with her parents' bad marriage, and how she became so cynical about men and relationships.

This book would've been far better if only Kate were the star. If the writer really had a need to put Paige and Molly in there, then they could've been minor secondary characters. Although, I think she had enough of them already. A lot of the people in this book were totally forgettable. I'm serious, I couldn't remember any of them. Normally, I would like to go back to re-aquaint myself with the character, but I just wanted to get through this boring book.

Overall, there was just one question: what was this story really about? It had nothing, really. There was no humor or wit. There were no memorable characters. I kept yawning through the whole book.

It was just very DRY! It desperately needed a lot of flavor.

This book is definitely going in the recycling bin.
  • Kalrajas
This book just wasn't good. I really enjoyed another one of the author's books, Always the Bridesmaid, and I had a hard time finding her other books in the US. So, I was quite pleased when I found this one and I was looking forward to a great read. Talk about a letdown. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. The story really dragged, and the trajectory of the characters was very predictable. It could have been a great story about three women, but instead it was a boring, mundane chick lit novel that can be described as average at best. The struggling mother was not convincing or well written, nor were the two single gals. I would not recommend buying this book - check it out from the library if you feel so compelled.
  • Maximilianishe
In Burnaby, Ireland, Molly Harper manages Happily Ever After bookshop that caters mostly to readers of romance. However, she is stunned when owner Anita Vickers informs her she sold the store to Milo Devine. Molly is unhappy as Milo reminds her of a used car salesman who will make radical changes for the bottom line's sake and not the customer. To her chagrin Molly feels an intense attraction to his son Sam.

Close friend Kate Bowan is so busy selling designer shoes and running Dublin Dummy Dates matchmaking service that she has no time for herself though she feels lonely. Her current matchmaking client Angus Cawley is driving her crazy as she is attracted to him, but refuses to act on her feelings.

Molly's other close friend; Burnaby County Councilor Paige Brady is happily married with two children, Alfie and Callum. However she has problems as the Little Orchard that watches her rugrats is closing for the month, her opponent on the proposed Crescent Refuge Center Connie Calloway attacks her on a personal level, and she is pregnant.

The story line rotates as each of the three amigas rotates front and center for a chapter at a time. However, though incidents cross the subplots, the audience actually have a trio of novellas that focus on each of the fully developed females; ergo the rotational perspective format comes at the cost of momentum. Sarah Webb provides a wonderful contemporary look at Ireland through the eyes of modern day women.

Harriet Klausner