- Paperback: 339 pages
- ISBN-10: 0641921276
- ISBN-13: 978-0641921278
- ASIN: B000C4SRQ8
- Package Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.5 x 2 cm
Bad Heir Day Paperback – 31 Jan 2001
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I can't wait for her next book!
Also I have to agree with what another person commented, that she was adverbed to death. The descriptive parts in the book was just much. I found myself skimming entire chapters because it was all an overdone description of something. Her writing is meant to be funny in itself but personally I wasn't a fan. There is also no real plot.
If you dont care to get invested in a character and just want something to skim through by the pool and have a laugh then maybe this book could do that to you. I wouldn't tell anyone not to read it, you never know what will appeal to others. But i would never recommend this as a book I enjoyed.
My expectations weren't really that high -- I wasn't looking for high literature, I was looking for something light-hearted and fun to read in the bathtub. And while the book started out on that track, it ended up going in so many directions at once that the fun was lost.
Yes, the book is about a woman who is jilted by her dashing but scumbag boyfriend, and turns to being a nanny as a transition. But it's also about the woman she works for, who's struggling with alcoholism and writers block and a troubled marriage. And her husband, who is an aging rock star who likes to molest the nannies and leaves his wife for an air-headed starlet who pretends to write, but doesn't really. And also about some people she met at the wedding she attends in the beginning of the book with the scumbag, including the interesting PR girl who sleeps with the groom on his wedding night, and a handsome if odd young man who is acting like one of the caterers but is really heir to the castle the wedding is held in. And did I mention that the original woman in question is also trying to write a novel, and that's why she wanted to work for the crazy woman with writers block?
Sadly, I haven't mentioned half of the characters and plotlines crammed into this book, but suffice it to say that none of them were well-developed.
I have read Wendy Holden's "Simply Divine" and "Farm Fatale" and I must say that this is Holden's worst book. The main character, Anna was unlikeable, a doormat with low self-esteem and who is willing to put up with any rubbish from people. In addition, the characters reminded me of the ones in "Farm Fatale" in the sense that Wolden placed too much emphasis on the secondary characters such as Cassandra and half way through the book, I am wondering who is the main focus here. The plot is quite similar to "Farm Fatate", a doormat, with an overbearing boyfriend and then quite suddenly meeting another man from out of nowhere and who became her rescuer. "Bad Heir Day" consists of no humor, very dry and unlikeable characters. There is hardly any good romance in the book and if there is, not quite believable. It's quite disappointing considering how well "Simply Divine" was written.