Did the Earth Move?
10 journalers for this copy...
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"Eve Gardiner is a rather cool urban single mum who lives in a small North London flat with her four kids, Denny (22), Tom (20), Anna (9) and Robbie (2). She gardens and does yoga every day to keep herself sane, while holding down a stressful job as a probation officer. She is pretty content and her life is filled with her children, friends, work and occasional casual sex. Then suddenly Tom announces that his 20-year-old girlfriend Deepa is pregnant and that they want to get married, (her family deeply disapprove of the match). And things start to get really complicated when Tom decides to track down his father Dennis (who walked out of their lives when his business collapsed leaving them penniless) and invite him to the wedding. And if that's not enough to put the cat among the pigeons, Eve's alarmingly attractive, much-younger ex-boyfriend Joseph (and father of Anna and Robbie) appears on the scene again and they both begin to wonder whether they did the right thing when they split up..."
I really enjoyed this book - very well written chicklit.
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Looking forward to reading this. I shall try to be quick but be patient with me since I have a few TBR bookrings.
Pming next person on the list!
Released 11 yrs ago (1/7/2008 UTC) at
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On the way to JennyC1230 in the US!
Thank you raeliz64 for sharing your book and to Bokwormy for mailing it to me! :-)
I already have pammykn's address, so I will mail it in a day or so!
TITLE/AUTHOR: DID THE EARTH MOVE? by Carmen Reid
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction/2003/415 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand-ALone
CHARACTERS: Eve/Probation officer
FIRST LINES:Nils. Yes? Nothing. I'm just trying it out.
COMMENTS: 01/24/08 rec via bookcrossing/ring ray. Eve is in her early 40's, has 4 children and is a probation officer. She has 2 sons in their 20's from her 1st marriage and a girl 9 and boy 2 from her ex-boyfriend. Eve married Dennis when she was only 20 and left her studies to become the wife of a up & coming businessman. She lived in a big house w/ all the toys, gourmet foods, designer clothes etc. When her husband lost his business, all their material goods were also reclaimed and Dennis soon took off for a job in Singapore leaving Eve alone w/ the boys. After this abandonment, she had serious trust issues and never wanted to rely on so much "stuff" again. She learned to live simply, a small basement apt, thrift shop clothing, garden grown veggies, etc. She even simplified her name from Evelyn to Eve. She later meets the younger Joseph and has 2 children but despite his many proposals she can never commit. Her second son, 20-yr-old Tom is soon to marry Deepa who is w/ child. The wedding brings varied family members together and gives the almost-grandmother-Eve a chance to take a new look at who and what she values in her life. Found this very entertaining and bit more substance than the title might lead you to believe. The ending left me smiling.
I have replaced the spine sticker as the other one was hanging off. Contacting Moonwoolf for address.
Later Same Day: Address received and package ready to go!! Enjoy your flight book - wish I could come with LOL!!!
Thanks for sharing and sending.
13-05-2008= This was a great reading; very funny history. Thanks.
I already contacted the next person, but didn't had response until now...
Released 10 yrs ago (5/20/2008 UTC) at
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Happy travel to jacksmum2004.
This is a sweet, easy to read girly book. A bit predictable at times, but quite funny all the same. 7/10
I think i will now offer it on the forums as another ray... fingers crossed :)
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Whoops forgot to relese it....
Taken to the meetup in The Boathouse pub, Shrewsbury.