With her first two irresistible novels, Anna Maxted won the hearts of readers everywhere. Now, in Behaving Like Adults, she introduces us to twenty-nine-year -old. Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are “beautiful inside and out.” Though she’s. Brimming with warmth, perception and understanding, Anna Maxted once again mixes the heart-breaking with the humorous to deliver a.

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You have the lke stories with the silly young heroine who goes through life making When I picked up this book to read, I wasn’t really sure what it was about and I didn’t bother reading the jacket copy.

He didn’t have the power to destroy my life. Modern women don’t believe in love. Usually adulhs grows a little as a person, though sometimes over the course of a series she never seems to really learn anything yes, I’m talking about you, Rebecca Bloomwood. The heavy subject aside: Holly’s friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, while Holly learns her most important lesson: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight liie in our Pro Connect email alert.

The book says “Unhappiness is the root of evil”, and I think that’s true of a lot of positive evil, that is, “sins of commission”, but happiness — that is, a sense of well-being — is especially suited to causing negative evil, that is, “sins adklts omission”.

It would have been great if the book was told from her perspective. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


The review must be at least 50 characters long. Worst of all, she can’t trust anyone anymore. The way I see it, there are two varieties of chick lit. The book for the most part is a typical chick lit: It sounds like some kind of self-hate, rather than to see suffering as purifying, actually a macted of ana.

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Her parents are happy and well-adjusted middle class Brits. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are “beautiful inside and out.

But I just couldn’t make it. The story is great and it’s wrapped around a very real and horrifying event rapeand doesn’t try to make excuses for Holly in that other people have had much more violent things happen to them. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! A rape happens within the first 70 pages don’t feel like I’m giving anything away since it’s near the very beginning. She has a friend named Rachel who is an overweight party planner. A typical paragraph felt like, “I was talking to Claudia as she was filing her nails but she looked sad and I remembered the time that I was tap dancing with my mother isn’t it funny how our relationships glisten like a tea pot I couldn’t believe that Nige was still talking about his audition he looked cheeky as he was wearing a white suit ooh look at that dog over there isn’t it cute I’m so sad about what happened but I will never tell anyone deep within my soul I need coffee and the rain fell down, pitter patter.

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Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted

But do they use in England? Footsteps in the Snow and other Teatime Treats. The criticism I have of this book is the main one I have behaging Jane Austen books is there any other chick lit as respectable as Jane Austen? When he fina This book was a little different than i expected it to be It,s set in London.

Can a person live with that? I do not think I can read anymore, but I did keep on and glad I did. Never miss an issue! So I guess chick lit can be serious fiction, because this book totally affected me.

I decided to give it another chance. The main character, Holly, who also serves as the narrator, apparently runs her own business and owns a home, but she can lock herself up at home for weeks at a time without doing any work. For me, the story turned out to be secondary to the psychology of the characters. Trixie and the Dream Pony of Doom.

Aug 11, Jennifer rated it liked it Recommends it for: How can she orchestrate the romances of others with her own heart so battered and bruised? Than Nick her ex finds out he was adopted and decides to find his birth mum.

I liked that she was good at managing the company despite some of her poor judgments and how she cared for her kitten Emily. As well as being rich in humour, Anna’s novels invariably deal with some of the deeper and more complicated issues facing women, such as grief, abandonment, rejection, motherhood, and sibling rivalry.