Sweet Misfortune: A Novel

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by Kevin Alan Milne | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1599952963 Global Overview for this book
Registered by fracula of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 10/11/2010
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by fracula from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sophie Jones has had more than her share of misfortune. Orphaned at a young age by a fatal car accident, her life has been the definition of tragedy, and every time she tries to move forward, her past drags her back. Her one consolation is discovering she's not alone when she whips up a batch of Misfortune Cookies that become a surprise hit with customers at her chocolate shop. Dipped in bitter chocolate, people delight in Sophie's unique handwritten fortunes far more than the unpalatable taste, even if reading, "Is it love or pity? Try not to dwell on it." isn't exactly the kind of thing to lift one's spirits.
It's not that Sophie is depressed, she's just a realist, and her luck seems true to rotten form when Garrett Black walks into her shop as a birthday surprise. He broke off their engagement with no explanation and disappeared. Now he wants to explain, but Sophie's far too wise to open herself up to him again. When he reacts with surprise and dismay to her Misfortune Cookies, Sophie sees the perfect opportunity to dodge the conversation.
She proposes Garrett take out a want ad in the local paper seeking sustainable happiness. When he gets a hundred responses she deems acceptable, she'll go out on one last date and hear him out. Sophie knows he has no chance of winning, but fate may have other ideas.

Journal Entry 2 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 9, 2013

Released 9 yrs ago (3/9/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I trust this book will find a new reader at the March meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers at the Joshua Tree Café.

Journal Entry 3 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 9, 2013
Picked up at monthly bookcrossing meeting. Need more time to read!

Journal Entry 4 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 26, 2013
I LOVED this book! It was quirky, funny, sad, happy, romantic. It was all about misfortune but really all about happiness. A great book that I can't wait to pass on!

Journal Entry 5 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Released 9 yrs ago (7/13/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am taking this book to our monthly bookcrossers meet up at cravings - the second Saturday of every month- to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 6 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, July 14, 2013
Picked this up at the July book crossing meeting. Looking foward to reading it someday.

Journal Entry 7 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, November 17, 2013
I enjoyed this book it was a fun read.

Journal Entry 8 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 14, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (12/14/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to the December book crossing meeting to be shared with another reader

Journal Entry 9 by elleray at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 6, 2014
a light read, which began as a ho-hum romance type of book but it became more as I continued to read. The message made me smile and was an appreciated reminder of what happiness is. Will pass it on at the book crossing meeting this weekend.

Journal Entry 10 by nada50 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 9, 2014
Picked up at the March Calgary Bookcrossing meetup.

Journal Entry 11 by nada50 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, September 8, 2014
Couldn't get into it...too many books to read...so passing it along.

Journal Entry 12 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, October 13, 2014
I actually remember putting my name on this book! It looks like such a fun read. Looking forward to it!

Journal Entry 13 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I like the theme of blame, and I like the idea of the misfortune cookies (so clever!). ... but when I don't like a book, it usually has to do with the writing style. All I'll say about this one is the characters all tend to overshare without prompting. Storywise, I felt like I was reading a Nicholas Sparks book.

Will be brought to the next Calgary BookCrossing meetup and handed off.

Journal Entry 14 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 9, 2015
Picked up at today's meeting, came home with double the number of books that I brought, eek!

Journal Entry 15 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2016
This was a sweet story. I enjoyed seeing the crash from multiple angles, it was interesting to see how lots of little actions caused it and how multiple people without seeing the whole picture thought they were at fault.

Journal Entry 16 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Released 6 yrs ago (5/14/2016 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to the Calgary meeting today to go home with a new reader.

Journal Entry 17 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Picked up at the May meeting.

Journal Entry 18 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Released 5 yrs ago (2/11/2017 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the February meet up - theme "Two for the Dough"! I've been reading second books in the series or books that have something to do with dough or food/drink!

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 19 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, February 12, 2017
Picked up this book at the Calgary BookCrossing February meet-up. Romance isn't exactly my thing, but the fortune cookies in this sound hilarious, so I'll give it a shot.

Journal Entry 20 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Boy, this book should come with a warning: "Caution, this book contains an overly saccharine plot; will put you into a diabetic coma." I started to take a liking to the premise, with the whole getting 100 replies about happiness, but then the book didn't follow up on it. Sure, you could argue that the 100 replies isn't the point of the book - it's more about Sophie and Garrett moving on from the tragic pasts - but with so much set-up, you expect to see more of the letters and replies. I was also not a fan of the writing style. There was way too much telling and not enough showing. The Misfortune Cookies were amusing and I was left craving chocolate after reading this book, so I guess there's that.

Journal Entry 21 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Released 5 yrs ago (3/11/2017 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Passing on this book to the next reader at the Calgary BookCrossing March meet-up.

Journal Entry 22 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 11, 2017
Picked up this book at the March meetup at Cravings.

Journal Entry 23 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, February 8, 2018
This was a fun read. Loved the idea of the personal ad for happiness. It was a fast read that was entertaining.

Journal Entry 24 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (3/10/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to the March meeting at Cravings.

Journal Entry 25 by B-Lynn at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 4, 2018
Definitely an easy read book with an interesting concept on selling "mis"fortune cookies that Sophie created. As a child Sophie lived through a horrific car accident that took the lives of her family along with others on a rainy night. Sophie carries the survival guilt into her adult life which impacted her entire outlook and when her fiancée Garret leaves ... she attempts to own that too.

What a great character in Alex! loved him.


Journal Entry 26 by B-Lynn at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (8/4/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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an easy read which took me less than a day. Bringing to the next meeting.

Journal Entry 27 by L-Marie at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Just picked up at last meeting. Haven't read yet.

Journal Entry 28 by L-Marie at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Released 2 yrs ago (3/12/2020 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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This is the story of Sophie Jones who has had more than her share of tragedy in her lifetime. Every time she tries to move forward her past pulls her back. She whips up a batch of Misfortune cookies for her chocolate shop. Her cookies have hand written fortunes of gloom, but become very popular. She realizes that happiness is like chocolate-sweet but gone too soon. Her ex-fiance comes into her life again and takes out a want ad in the local paper seeking sustainable happiness. The book is funny and charming.

Journal Entry 29 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 13, 2021
Got this from L-Marie so that I could get it back into circulation.

Journal Entry 30 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 13, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (5/13/2021 UTC) at Langdon, Alberta Canada

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I am adding this to Book Box 1 so that it can find a new reader. This is our solution to COVID and not being able to meet in person. Hopefully it will find a new reader.

Journal Entry 31 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, June 21, 2021
After 10 years and many readers, I am returning this to my Permanent Collection. May be wild released at a future date.

Released 1 mo ago (6/26/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library - Huntwick Cres NE in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Journal Entry 33 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 26, 2022
Planning to read on vacation at the lake. Love the idea of seeing how far the book travels. Will leave it in a little library by the cottage when I’m done.

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