Someone Like You

by Cathy Kelly | Gay & Lesbian | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0006514766 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dodau of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on 11/17/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 17, 2005 Review
Cathy Kelly's Someone Like You is the uplifting tale of three thirtysomething women who meet on holiday in Egypt and become close friends. Emma, Leonie and Hannah are all at different stages in their lives but have one thing in common--each one is waiting for that final jigsaw piece to slot into place, the elusive thing that will make them truly happy. Newly married Emma yearns for a baby. Feeling "infertile, barren, hopeless and useless as a woman", she also has to deal with a domineering father who still treats her like a child. Veterinary nurse Leonie is on the hunt for a man "who lives life with passion and vigour", and will give her all the things that were missing from her 10-year marriage. Hannah has been on a mission to become an independent woman ever since Harry walked out and decided that a "year-long trek around South America" was more important than their relationship.

As their stories develop, we witness the three women growing to lean on each other as they strive to fulfil their dreams. Friendship is a pivotal theme and Kelly, author of She's the One and Never Too Late, uses the growing bond between these women to reveal their innermost thoughts and secrets, creating fully realised, three-dimensional characters. This is evident as Emma plunges deeper into depression, realising that she may not be able to conceive: "... the pain hit her again. The pain of knowing that there had been no baby growing safely inside her, wrapped in fierce love and protected from the world by Emma's body ... She heard a noise and realised that it was herself, crying, keening like a woman at a funeral". Fans of Cathy Kelly will undoubtedly relish this modern tale of love and friendship

Journal Entry 2 by taliesan from Caerphilly, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 29, 2006
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Journal Entry 3 by taliesan at University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, July 17, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (7/17/2006 UTC) at University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom



Finished this book today. I really enjoyed it. Hope its new temporary owner enjoys it as much. Will leave in the Concourse area.

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