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Love is a Thief [Paperback]

Claire Garber
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5 July 2013
Kate Winters might just be ‘that’ girl. You know the one. The girl who, for no particular reason, doesn’t get the guy, doesn’t have children, doesn’t get the romantic happy ever after. So she needs a plan. What does she like doing? What didn’t she get to do because she fell in love? What would she be happy spending the rest of her life doing if love never showed up again? This is one girl’s journey to take back what love stole* As addictive as One Day, funnier than Bridget Jones, as beautiful and touching as When God Was a Rabbit, this is for fans of good books, bad TV and long chats over wine. Tell us what love has stolen from you: facebook.com/loveisathief; @clairegarber *And maybe find love again along the way

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (5 July 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1848452136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848452138
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An empowering and funny read' - Glamour Magazine

'a great debut about love, loss and what it really means to follow your dreams' - Laura's Book Reviews

'Fantastically witty and smart, this endearing story with a touch of Bridget Jones about it is likely to steal your heart and your lunch breaks!' --Closer Magazine

'The perfect poolside read...a witty and quirky story of one girl's mission to discover love's stolen dream' Love It!

'An astonishingly good debut'- The Sun

'...the perfect chick-lit to sit down and relax with.' - --All About Soap

'The perfect poolside read...a witty and quirky story of one girl's mission to discover love's stolen dream' Love It!

'An astonishingly good debut'- The Sun

'...the perfect chick-lit to sit down and relax with.' - --All About Soap

About the Author

Claire Garber was born in Southampton, England in 1978, the same year Olivia Newton-John told John Travolta he was the one that she wanted and Space Invaders were launched. Claire has worked as a freelance winter sports travel writer, a copywriter and in property, all as a means to fund her writing. More recently she planted some magic beans. She now lives between London and the French Alps working as a Film Location Agent in London and working at finding a French boyfriend when in France. How else will she ever manage to write another book?

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageously Laugh Out Loud 27 Jun 2013
By Corazie
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a very heart warming and hilarious chick-lit.

I like the cover, but feel it could have been more enticing. It seems a little plain for the ride that the story really is.

This book had a good pace and plenty of hilarious points. I really enjoyed this book.

It's full of fantastic philosophical advice on life and love. It made me laugh out loud a lot, and I don't think I've ever read more profanities in a whole book than I've read in a single page of Love Is A Thief. But it WORKS. The characters are a wide mix of personalities, with a few stereotypes thrown in. What would a chick-lit be without a gay best friend or the office busy-body who everyone else loves? And of course there has to be a love lost somewhere, or several in this case.

There were a few "OH MY GOD" moments in this book, when I sat gobsmacked and unable to think properly, which was great. There is passion and life in this book.

This book really made me stop and think about my life. What has love stolen from me? How different would my life be without love? What have I given up for love? It's not often a book has me questioning most aspects of my life.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 25 Jun 2013
By s_l_clay VINE VOICE
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I'm always a bit sceptical when "adding a new author" to my list, but I'm thrilled to say that Claire Garber is now in my top 5 of chick-lit type authors. Although there is still "the will-they won't-they get together" thread that runs through this story, and yes, you are willing Kate to hook up with her childhood friend and crush, Peter Parker (yes, that's his name!), the main theme of the story is one that does make you think a little deeper. What has falling in love stolen from you? What would you be doing if you hadn't fallen in love, hadn't become part of 2 rather than 1. What are your "love's stolen dreams"? I REALLY love the author's writing style - witty, clever, sharp, emotional - and the depth to her writing is extremely enjoyable. I had to admit that I tend to skim-read a lot of chick-lit type books, and although I don't want to sound like I'm some above my station, some of them don't really need a lot of concentration. It is refreshing to read what is essentially a love story, but with a great and unique insight into something that maybe a lot of us hadn't really thought about or analysed. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book and I really can't wait until the next Claire Garder novel comes out - I shall certainly be buying it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love is a thief 21 Jun 2013
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A fantastic book from a new author. It is witty, and a compelling read for all. I really enjoyed this. Well done looking forward to the next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tries too hard to be funny 27 July 2013
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I really wanted to like this book because I am 'that' girl described in the blurb, but at first I really didn't. The characters are over-the-top, caricatures instead of characters (especially the supporting characters) and somewhat irritating. Our heroine, Kate, is also quite whiny. Kate's childhood friend, Peter Parker, is supposed to be a Mr Darcy type, I think, but he never really cuts the mustard.

I think the main problem I had with this book is that it simply tries too hard to be funny. The humour is often forced, either through slapstick situations, strange reactions from the characters or over-thought analogies that are so pleased with themselves, they're practically winking at you from the page.

Having said all that, it did get better as it went along. Kate gained some self-awareness and the whole thing was wrapped up in a happy ever after bow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and thought-provoking 8 July 2013
Format:Paperback
What an enjoyable book!
The characters and brilliantly written and so, so funny, Federico being a particular fave. This is one of those books where you can see all the action taking place clearly in your mind as you read. I also loved the main character and found her very relatable and saw a lot of myself in her.
It is definitely a chick lit book, but the wonderful idea of love stealing your own dreams and aspirations from you really gets you thinking as well. It makes you want to sit down and figure your own love stolen dreams and encourages you to get them back, something I've NEVER thought about before.
Thank you for a fantastic read and inspiring me to go traveling a bit more in the near future (my love stolen dream!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This book really reads how a woman actually thinks! Not how she's supposed to think and act but the real life modern woman with all her day to day challenges and amusements! I'm thoroughly enjoying this book, the characters and the story. I look forward to more from this talented author. Please please please save us from the outdated and ridiculous Bridget "%^*&ing" Jones!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.... 10 Sep 2013
By Claire
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The story started off really well with a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, but then went a bit downhill from there.
It read like a self-help book disguised as a story.
Alot of good advice, but story was a bit predictable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars By the middle of the book I was slightly bored 17 Aug 2013
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Something missing in the story. The latter of the book is better. I must confess I did struggle in the middle and only skim over a couple of the chapters. A book for a rainy day.
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3.0 out of 5 stars really wonderful insentive to help remind us that we should not ...
really wonderful insentive to help remind us that we should not forget who we are on a relationship. the word twatting really annoyed me for some reason though. Heavily repeated. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Aimee Baines
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book, its fun but with a bit of meaning. There were so many lines that made me stop and think about my own life.
Published 19 days ago by Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by kim kirkpatrick
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
Really takes time to get going. Okay book, but really goes over the same aspects for to long. Readers can get bored when there's nothing much happening with the main characters.
Published 2 months ago by Dons
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I love the plot of this book, and the ideology behind it. I picked it up purely by chance but I can really relate to it, as I suspect most women over 25 years of age would. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud funny, touching, inspiring
A really uplifting, funny read with characters you'll recognise from your own life! I found the book touching without being preachy or too deep while still managing to inspire me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nat Wills
5.0 out of 5 stars A*
Easy reading with laugh out loud bits thrown in as well as some food for thought for us girlies who can relate to Kate,although a little far fetched in places but then it is called... Read more
Published 4 months ago by richard dalby
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new chick lit author to add to my list of favourites!
A new author, and one who will be looking forward to new titles from! A light read with humour throughout which could be devoured on a lazy sunday afternoon or an afternoon... Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. A. Broadhurst
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I absolutely loved this novel! It was funny and very moving at the same time. It shows that there are times in life when you get knocked down and feel awful that you are always... Read more
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