Thursday, May 26, 2011

Book of the day: "For Better, For Worse"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"For Better, For Worse" by Carole Matthews:
When it comes to love and marriage, Josie Flynn knows what’s right...

For everyone but herself...


After her marriage to Damien ended in disaster, Londoner Josie Flynn – thirtysomething and single again – is flying across the ocean to her American cousin’s ‘big mistake’ wedding. In her present ‘love stinks’ frame of mind, the last person she expects to be seated next to on the flight is someone like Matt Jarvis. A recently divorced rock journalist, Matt is sensitive, good-looking and remarkably attentive – and before their plane touches down, Josie’s smitten. So how can she hope to convince her cousin to cut and run when Josie is all ready to leap into love again – with a stranger, no less, who might be just another Mr Totally Wrong in Mr Seductively Right’s clothing?

The point is rendered moot, of course, once they land in New York and she and Matt go their separate ways. After all Josie’s got prenuptial confabs to worry about and that dreaded lilac chiffon bridesmaid’s dress to wear. But Dante himself couldn’t have dreamed up the hell this wedding is proving to be – and when her dream hunk reappears and throws himself into the mix, Josie finds herself wondering how she – or any unattached modern woman – can hope to survive the new romantic rules of the twenty-first century. (Summary courtesy of Carole Matthews' website.)

Melissa A:
This is the first book I had ever read by Ms. Matthews. I enjoyed it and found myself laughing a lot throughout the story. I loved all the crazy mix-ups. It got me interested in reading more of her books, as well.

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19 comments:

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sound's like a great book! I cannot wait to read it.

Margaret said...

This looks really good!

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Jeryl M. said...

Sounds like a good book.

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S.Sabia said...

Looks like a fun easy read!
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shazjera said...

I like Carole Matthews - one book sticks in my mind 'Let's Meet on Platform 8'.

Wish 'for better, for worse' was on Kindle but couldn't see it on Amazon yet. Still in need of a chuckle :)

Pia Bernardino said...

I reposted this on my blog as it seems like a very interesting read. Thanks! :)

sheen said...

I love Carole Matthews books. Shes one of the first "chick lit " authors I got into in and have been hooked ever since!

JessicaWaggoner said...

This sounds like my kind of book :)

RivkaBelle said...

This sounds hilarious! A good summer read, methinks :o)

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Linda Kish said...

Sounds like a fun book.

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jennysararyan said...

Thanks for all the great reviews!

As we are celebrating International Chick Lit Month, perhaps you'd like to listen to my friend Ann and I discussing chick lit on her radio show, The Book Show! Listen here:

http://tinyurl.com/43howv7

Tiffany said...

I had not yet heard about this one! Thanks for showing it! It sounds interesting.
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Margie said...

Haven't read this author. Book sounds like a light, funny read.
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Jencey said...

I think this book would be an interesting read.

Nina said...

Sounds like one of those fun chick-lit reads I like to look for! And plus, I love to read about a wedding, mistake or not! ;)
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Bec said...

This author is hilarious on facebook. If her books are half as funny should be a good light-hearted read.

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Kat said...

This seems to be a popular theme in chick lit: the end of a significant relationship when the woman is in her 30s and how she recovers. Or maybe I'm just cognizant of it. :)

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Jencey said...

Jencey

I have read one of her books would love the opportunity to check out another.

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Sarah said...

I love a good love story:)

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