When Alice's wealthy—and much coveted—teenage crush, Joe, asks her to marry him, she is prepared to trade in her dream of a cottage filled with children, animals and home-cooked meals for what he has in mind for her: stilettos, blond highlights, and a diet. She tells herself that she's happy to sacrifice for love, especially when every woman in London would like to be in her shoes. But when her cheating Prince Charming is forced to relocate to New York as a result of an indiscretion with a female colleague, Alice feels her life spinning out of control. But soon enough, she finds herself renovating a country house in Connecticut—and in the process rediscovering herself. Friends, fresh air, and her best friend's boyfriend offer her a glimpse of a life—and love—she always wanted. But can she break Joe's spell?
"A sparkling morality tale that points the finger at bad boys and low-rent romance."—The Independent, U.K.
This was a fun quick "read" that made a 10 hour drive seem to fly by!
Couldn't Finish It
I only listened to about half of this audiobook before I gave up. The narrator did a fine job, but I found the story so depressing it felt like punishment trying to get through it. The story was VERY slow-movingh and there was little I found likable about any of the characters. I felt bad for the trials of the heroine, but her life seemed so hopeless that I just couldn't bear it anymore. I do not recommend this book and don't understand how it got such good ratings.
so much fun
This book was a great listen on a car ride - got me through the whole trip without even noticing the time. Loved it and wanted it to keep going after the book was over!