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by SAM BAKER

The Step-Mothers' Support Group download ebook
ISBN:
000730255X
ISBN13:
978-0007302550
Author:
SAM BAKER
Publisher:
HARPER (2009)
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1857 kb
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1588 kb
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Rating:
4.1

The Step-Mothers' Support Group Paperback – 2009. by SAM BAKER (Author). Even though Baker's book is about the challenges facing mothers/stepmothers, at its core it is really about women and friendship. You don't need to be a stepmother or mom to appreciate this book.

The Step-Mothers' Support Group Paperback – 2009. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good summer read.

Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist, going on to. .Sam is married to the novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester

Sam is married to the novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester. When she’s not working or writing she escapes by devouring crime novels or watching box sets. Библиографические данные.

The Stepmothers' Support Group book. The 3 women need each other and decide to set up The Step-Mothers Support Group, and recruit a few other mothers for coffee, chat and friendship. Sam Baker’s writing is what made this book so enjoyable for me, it was such an easy read and the writing style was so readable, you couldn’t put the book down and I was just desperate to find out how things were going to work out for Eve and Clare. The book details the good, the bad and the ugly but there is a lot of happiness in this book too.

Ознакомительный отрывок книги: The Stepmothers’ Support Group SAM BAKER. A stepmother is not a mother. For other uses, see Step Brothers (disambiguation). For my favourite boys, Jon and Jamie. Thank you for letting me be part of your little family. She can help you with your homework and make dinner, but she should not be able to decide when you should go to bed. Delia Ephron. Содержание отрывка: The Stepmothers’ Support Group SAM BAKER. Stepfather redirects here. For the 2006 hip hop album, see Stepfather (album).

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. You can't choose your family - but you can choose your friends. A heartfelt, warm and truthful novel about female friendship. Eve has never imagined herself as a stepmother. But when she falls in love with. But when she falls in love with Ian, he comes with a ready-made family of three children. And, to make matters worse, he's a widower. The ghost of his glamorous and well known wife haunts them. Clare, a teacher and single mother, is Eve's best friend.

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The Stepmother's Support Group, her third, is published this week in paperback. She lives between Winchester, Hampshire and central London with her husband and grown-up stepson. Stepmothers get what can only be called a "bum rap" in literature. From Snow White and Cinderella to Tolstoy to Judy Blume, whenever fiction needs a character to pin it on a stepmother comes in handy. Euripedes didn't help our cause when he wrote, "Better a serpent than a stepmother".

The Stepmothers’ Support Group Paperback. Eve has never imagined herself as a stepmother

The Stepmothers’ Support Group Paperback. Sometimes, a book can be such a brilliant idea you can't believe no one has done it befor. tepmothers, stepfathers, stepchildren: all will find amusement and comfort in its pages.

You can't choose your family -- but you can choose your friends! A heartfelt, warm and truthful novel about female friendship. Eve has never imagined herself as a stepmother. But when she falls in love with Ian, he comes with a ready-made family of three children. And, to make matters worse, he's a widower. The ghost of his glamorous and well known wife haunts them. Clare, a teacher and single mother, is Eve's best friend. She is the only person Eve can talk to about how on earth a journalist in her thirties can win round three wary children. But despite Clare's years of practice with her own teenage daughter, it's Lily, her younger sister, who provides the truly sympathetic ear. Mel is sent along to Eve's so-called 'support group' by a colleague. With a fledgling relationship and a new business to get off the ground, she has a very different set of pressures to the other women. And Mandy is the stay-at-home mum, whose relationship comes with stepchildren, and who wants more than anything to stitch together a happy family life for herself, her kids and her new step-kids. As a cup of coffee turns to a bottle of wine and the get-togethers become a regular fixture, conversations about new families evolve into ones about relationships, life and each woman's deepest hopes and dreams. But the friendship is tested and feelings about lovers, husbands and step-children challenged when the five women are forced to confront new futures as well as unwelcome figures from the past!
Reviews:
  • Nalaylewe
It is so hard to find good books for and about stepmoms, and I am happy to finally see one more added to the short list. Stepfamilies make up such a large part of our society, but there are few positive resources out there for stepmoms and stepfamilies. There are also very few books/films/images/representations of stepmoms and stepfamilies out there that are positive, or at least, no made evil. That is why this book is needed and refreshing.

Other than that, it is a fun read and anyone can get into it too.
  • Dobpota
had interesting parts, other than that, super dull. the characters didnt always make sense & i couldn't tell who was who half the time. and it was kind of depressing. i'm not gonna lie, i bought the book cuz i saw it at target & the cover was cute. i will NEVER make that mistake again!!!! not woth the time
  • I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
Parenting is hard. Anyone who says something different is either delusional or lying. Parenting children to whom you don't have a biological connection is even harder. At least that's the main premise of Samantha Bakers The Other Mothers Club. Baker provides an interesting spin on the traditional Wicked Stepmother story. Rather than new woman as the interloper, she presents the stepmother as a woman placed in a never-ending difficult, cant-ever-do-anything-right situation where someone else always comes first.

Its love at first sight when Eve Owen and widower Ian Newsome meet. Its not as though Eve didn't know that someone had come before her. If anything she knew more the average person considering she was interviewing Ian about his first wife, the one who had publicly chronicled her last days with cancer. Eve just hadn't understood how hard the shoes would be to fill.

With three new children, one of whom wants nothing to do with her, and a new home in which her personal effects number in the single digits, Eve cant help but wonder if love will be enough. With a slow buildup, the book has enough heart to keep you entertained through the very end.

-Lanine Bradley, posted on Sacramento Book Review
  • Flamehammer
This chick lit novel focuses on young women navigating the rocky terrain of stepmotherhood. At the center is Eve, a magazine editor who has fallen in love with a widower. Her new boyfriend comes complete with three children and a family home replete with relics of the deceased and seemingly saintly first wife, Caroline. Through her best friend Eve discovers that plenty of other women share her situation, her fears, and her problems. Five of them form a support group, and the book chronicles their meetings and individual histories.

Generally, this is a well-written book, though the plot is quite predictable. It is unlikely that any reader will be surprised by the book's ending. I was quite sympathetic to Eve's plight, especially as I thought she was poorly treated, both by her best friend and her boyfriend, Ian. While Ian's devotion to his children is admirable, there is a crucial point in the story where his complete abrogation of responsibility to Eve was appalling. Likewise, Eve's best friend Clare is so bitter that she sometimes seems to be a caricature. Ultimately I'd classify this as summer beach reading. It's not deep, but it is well-written, and definitely one of the better books of its genre.
  • რฉςh
In London, Eve Owen and widower Ian Newsome meet over a magazine review she is doing on his book re his late wife. They fall in love, but she is totally unprepared to deal with his kids (twelve years old Hannah, eight years old Sophie and five years old Alfie).

Her best friend school teacher Claire Adams is a single mom of thirteen year old Louisa so she listens to Eve's woes of becoming a stepmother. Clare helps and soon the two BFFs forge the Stepmothers' Support Group. Clare's younger sister Lily joins them as she is dating a single dad with a toddler. Mandy becomes a member as she struggles to merge two families with teenagers in both into a cohesive unit. Finally Mel's boyfriend has a tweener.

This is an intriguing look at the not wicked stepmother as the club members want loving relationships with the offspring of their significant other. Clare and Eve are fully developed but the rest of the ensemble pale in comparison as there are too many characters with too many issues to keep score. Still readers who enjoy a well written family drama will appreciate The Stepmothers' Support Group as the women want to do their best but don't always succeed.

Harriet Klausner
  • Anen
I adored this book. I enjoyed reading a story from a perspective we rarely read about.

Eve falls in love with Ian, a widower, but is unprepared to cope with the challenges of living with his three children. She turns to her best friend Claire, a single mother with a teenager. Claire has Eve speak with her sister, Lily who is seeing someone with a young daughter. Next thing you know, the Stepmothers Support Group is formed and two additional members are added. The women met at Starbucks to discuss the challenges that they are facing being a stepmother. Eve struggles to get Ian's oldest daughter Hannah to like her, or at the very least, not hate her. She is also coping with living in a house where another woman still has a very large presence. Claire struggles when her ex, Will, appears wanting to met the daughter he abandoned some 14 years ago. The other women have their own stories, but the plot revolving the characters of Eve and Claire was most defined.

Even though Baker's book is about the challenges facing mothers/stepmothers, at its core it is really about women and friendship. You don't need to be a stepmother or mom to appreciate this book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good summer read.