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Description: Wild Designs : Paperback : Cornerstone : 9780099446675 : 0099446677 : 05 Jun 2003 : Althea is the mother of three strong-minded children - one of whom is a Buddhist - and owner of a finicky dog named Bozo. Saddled with too large a house, worrisome mortgage payments, a bossy younger sister and irksome ex-husband, Althea still manages to muddle through life comfortably enough. Until she loses her job. The Book Depository Wild Designs by Katie Fforde - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Cheesby

Rating: 5

Review: A great feel good read

 

Author: Maiken Hutchings

Rating: 2

Review: I really like the premise of the story and the first few chapters were quite good. However, I have ended up abandoning the book, for a couple of reasons. First of all, I find the writing confusing and it doesn't flow very nicely. Some of the sentences you have to read several times to, changing to pauses or intonation, to understand what she means to say. Sometimes the wrong tense is used for what she wants to convey, and sometimes it's unclear whether hours or days have passed. Secondly, the main characters are supposed to in the mid - late thirties, so pretty young really. However, their dialogue, words they use, the way they are described, etc., make it feel like they're in their fifties or sixties. I kept having to remind myself that they're supposed to be relatively young. It just doesn't feel like that at all. Perhaps this is partly due to the fact that the book is quite dated, but surely not that much. In the end I made it halfway through before I decided I just couldn't keep going. It was stressing me out. I was looking for something lighthearted to take my mind off things, but this wasn't it.

 

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