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The main drive of the story is Eve and Ed, an English couple who move across from England when Ed starts a secondment in the New York office. Eve suffers due to the move, feeling lonely and needy, and eventually decides that having a baby would solve the issues she has, both with her new life and her relationship. The conclusion of their particular story brought tears to my eyes.
Other characters include Kim and Jason, a couple who are struggling through the aftermath of IVF; Rachael and David, who have to come to terms with a huge shock to their relationship; and the sweet love story between Emily and Jackson.
There are other stories that gently touch these more central narratives as well. Unusually, I found all the stories equally absorbing in their own way - although a couple of the characters annoyed me. These included Madison, because of her jealous and manipulative nature, and Charlotte, because of her naivety (although we leave her having had an epiphany of sorts and therefore can hope she'll change).
I enjoy Noble's warm and gentle writing style (that could be compared to other chick lit giants such as Marian Keyes), but also appreciate the fact that she is willing to touch on real life issues and tell sadder stories rather than keep everything light and frothy.
This may be just my mind and thinking but at the synopsis we read this part: "Meeting Emily Mikanowski from 3A turns Trip Grayling's world upside down. Its love at first sight, but he needs help from Charlotte, the shy romance addict in 2A, if he's going to win the girl" and it says that everyones heartbroken etc. So this sentence mislead me to think that whilst helping out, they (Trip & Charlotte) would fall for each other and Emily would be heart broken. But that was not the case. Trip only went to Charlotte once for help and that was towards the end of the book and he had already won the girl. It was a big dissapointment in my case unfortunately..
I'm afraid the introductions of each characters were too long and you had to read half the book by the time you come to the real action. It takes quite a bit time to get into the story.
The only couple I have liked was Eve ad Ed and I really did cry at the end to their story, and I only enjoyed their story, to me this is the only plus side of the book for me...
It's a very light book, and a quick and easy read, although it did move me to tears on two occasions. It doesn't have loads of substance, but it certainly kept me wanting to pick it up and read it as often as possible.
The book isn't a waste of time, thankfully. It's a nice enough read, concentrating on an apartment building in New York City's hodge-podge of residents and their entwining lives. There's a bit of romance, infidelity and focus on family lives. Like Nobel's other books the character development is well done and the writing flows easily- admittedly it isn't a masterpiece and I didn't like this as much as 'Things I want My Daughters to Know,' but that aside, it held my attention and I don't regret picking it up.
As I've said, there's quite a few characters in this- we have a few married couples- but how happy are they, really? There's also independent Emily, romantic dreamer Charlottte and rich boy Trip. Throw in elderly Violet who's hiding a few secrets of her own, a gay couple and a homophobe and this book is like a mini soap-opera.
Though its a little bit rushed in places, I think this book would appeal to anyone who likes chick-lit with a focus on family lives and relationships.Read more ›
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Light enjoyable read
, I have been reading long serious books, so this made a refreshing change. Read more
Everything was just fine. All tree book was in mint condition. They came swiftly. No problem. Everything was just great.Published 17 months ago by moobrick
Didn't like this at all, I'm afraid, failed to hold my interest, and found the characters plain irritating! Found myself not caring about any of them -sorry.Published 19 months ago by Sarah Lovie
I'm not really a fan of 'chick lit' and have never read anything by Elizabeth Noble before. Bought this on a whim as usually I prefer something with a bit more substance, but I was... Read morePublished on 11 April 2013 by WindsorMummy
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