Un été pour tout changer

Un été pour tout changer[Read] ➵ Un été pour tout changer Author Brenda Bowen – Oaklandjobs.co.uk louer cottage sur une petite le du Maine Eau de source, jardin fleuri, face l oc an La petite annonce s duit imm diatement Lottie et Rose Ces deux m res de famille new yorkaises ont envie d aller se r louer cottage sur pour tout Epub à une petite le du Maine Eau de source, jardin fleuri, face l oc an La petite annonce s duit imm diatement Lottie et Rose Ces deux m res de famille new yorkaises ont envie d aller se ressourcer loin de la ville touffante et du train train quotidien Le mois d Un été Epub / ao t sera une parenth se ensoleill e Sur l le, elles retrouvent deux autres personnes qu elles ne connaissent pas avec qui elles partagent les frais de location une actrice trop stress e et un homme tentant de se remettre de la perte d un tre cher L air marin, le panorama sur l été pour tout Kindle Ò oc an, les longues journ es au soleil, les cocktails sur la terrasse la vraie vie s loigne et le bonheur na t Sur cette le idyllique, les vacanciers se d couvrent peu peu Ils vont, ensemble, r inventer leurs existences Et en seront transform s jamaisUn t enchanteur Quatre amis Et si le bonheur pouvait durer. Staying on an island off the coast of Maine can be a peak summer experience, and Brenda Bowen gets full points for imagining what a relief it would be to leave New York in August She places four out of sorts New Yorkers by the ocean taken out of their usual environment and away from family and friends, they should be able to see their lives with some perspective and clarity The book is meant to be a light hearted summer romance but I found myself unable to be convinced by the characters.Wealt Staying on an island off the coast of Maine can be a peak summer experience, and Brenda Bowen gets full points for imagining what a relief it would be to leave New York in August She places four out of sorts New Yorkers by the ocean taken out of their usual environment and away from family and friends, they should be able to see their lives with some perspective and clarity The book is meant to be a light hearted summer romance but I found myself unable to be convinced by the characters.Wealthy New Yorkers are a breed apart, and while Bowen gave us several examples of the type, I found them confounding and by the end acting outside of the character that Bowen had crafted for them It was jarring to see an adult act with the kind of petulance Caroline exhibited for example, after the hat party given on the island late in summer, she threw into the woods for the raccoons to eat the 100 year old cloche she had borrowed from the house where she stayed She is an actress, so that may go some ways to explain her sense of entitlement, but after a month on the island getting in touch with her better self, it echoed the childishness of the whole book view spoiler Another character, Rose, was a quiet, capable, composed poet what on earth was she on about when her husband wanted to cast Caroline for the film of his novel He s a writer That s what they do He may have been infatuated with Caroline Have you ever met a man who didn t trip over his member once in awhile He didn t actually do anything hide spoiler Although we could see the tie ups planned for the end telegraphed all through the novel, the satisfaction one gets from a romance is that everyone gets something totally unrealistic but really wonderful by the end of the story By denying that to us, Bowen broke the golden rule of romance.Coming from a family of Maine islanders myself, I found Bowen s glee at island life too shrill and too expensive for my taste Her book is not aimed at ornery cusses from New England I suspect, though these folks want reminders of the beauties of island life Bowen is writing for people, as we say in New England, withmoney than brains Perhaps people at the beach like to read about being on a beach, or maybe she is writing for the millions of folks stuck in a hot, crowded city in August Writing a book, even a summer romance, is hard work all those words and one senses the author was hoping to write, as she puts it, incredibly lucrative trash She has a terrific marketing team behind her, so she may be able to pull it off But sorry, no, this is no The Enchanted April DNF Okay, I couldn t I tried, but I justcan tNot only did this book move at a snail s pace but these women are intolerable The husbands are blatant assholes The women are planning an escape from whatever troubles they may have RichPeopleProblems and originally the concept interested me A cottage away in Maine to roast lobsters and pick blueberries and enjoy a clambake here or there, whatever.Was it No It couldn t be less I mean,yeah,they did do those things but this cast co DNF Okay, I couldn t I tried, but I justcan tNot only did this book move at a snail s pace but these women are intolerable The husbands are blatant assholes The women are planning an escape from whatever troubles they may have RichPeopleProblems and originally the concept interested me A cottage away in Maine to roast lobsters and pick blueberries and enjoy a clambake here or there, whatever.Was it No It couldn t be less I mean,yeah,they did do those things but this cast completely lost my interest with their childishness and putrid personalities Caroline is an actress, who is apparently getting over a very devastating, very public humiliation, but when she arrives at the cottage, all she wants is attention Rose and Lottie s marriages are crumbling Rose caught her husband watchingporn,but neither woman would probably ever plan on leaving her man Beverly is recovering from losing his life partner and provided warmth and humor to this mostly bland tale but unfortunately he couldn t save this story for me.It may ve been easier if this was pitched asDance Momsmeets Housewives Because honestly Petty women Useless, never around husbands Gorgeous scenery Well, the latter is rare inDance Momsbut you get the picture Structured on the plot of Elizabeth von Arnim s much loved classic The Enchanted April, Enchanted August, takes the same named four characters, changing them from English to American setting them in modern times with its contemporary problems, obsessions and inclinations and instead of an Italian castle, they wins up at Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island in Maine.Withthan 4,000 islands in this archipelago, they should be hard to find, one of the reasons the destination appeals to Carolin Structured on the plot of Elizabeth von Arnim s much loved classic The Enchanted April, Enchanted August, takes the same named four characters, changing them from English to American setting them in modern times with its contemporary problems, obsessions and inclinations and instead of an Italian castle, they wins up at Hopewell Cottage, Little Lost Island in Maine.Withthan 4,000 islands in this archipelago, they should be hard to find, one of the reasons the destination appeals to Caroline Dester, celebrity actress currently in hiding from the cruelty of the press after an embarrassing Oscar moment, Rose has left her writer husband without even telling him where she is going, Lottie lasts a day before forgetting she s not on good terms with her husband and begs him to join them and Beverly is still grieving for his two recently deceased companions, despite the need to tend to affairs that are threatening to overwhelm him.Then there is Robert, the loner owner of the cottage who can t stop from inviting himself into the strangers midst, along with his long held fantasy that if a woman falls in love with his cottage they may fall in love with him He has his sights set on Rose who resembles one of the portraits hanging in the cottage.They arrive with their hang ups and gripes and over the course of four weeks, they will each have transformed somewhat, as the island and the cottage works its charm on them and the simplicity of island life brings them back to who they were before things took a wrong turn.An entertaining, summer read, not quite the charm and witticism of Elizabeth von Arnim, always a risk when following so closely in the footseteps of another author s plot.Maine didn t conjure up the same blissful images as the Ligurian Coast of Italy for me, it being unfamiliar It would be interesting to know how this worked for those who already have an attachment to the area.My complete review here at Word by Word I got this book free from FirstToRead.com Why are all of the characters in chick lit horrible Is it just the books I ve been picking up or is the genre really this awful I quit this book halfway through because I couldn t handle it any Two unfulfilled housewives, an unemployed socialite and the living embodiment of a gay male stereotype go to a cabin in Maine not the start of a joke, just the start of this novel The owner of said cabin is apparently a creeper who lives in the attic an I got this book free from FirstToRead.com Why are all of the characters in chick lit horrible Is it just the books I ve been picking up or is the genre really this awful I quit this book halfway through because I couldn t handle it any Two unfulfilled housewives, an unemployed socialite and the living embodiment of a gay male stereotype go to a cabin in Maine not the start of a joke, just the start of this novel The owner of said cabin is apparently a creeper who lives in the attic and assumes one day someone will love the cabin so much that they ll love him too The husbands of both housewives are pricks but for some reason the wives are desperate to keep them it s basically their only conversation other than their children and how much they love this 40 room cabin While the stereotype of a gay man desperately mourns the loss of his cat, the socialite turned ex actress laments that no one is interested in her despite the fact that she came to the island so people would leave her alone I wanted to punch each of them in the head both for their original boring characterizations and again each time one of them pulled a personality 180 out of nowhere because of the magic of the cabin Maybe it gets better maybe in the end a dragon comes and eats all of them leaving the rest of the islanders to dance in the sun coated in their blood I don t know because I gave up Pure pleasure Well set up plot line situation and particularly well defined and sympathetic young women characters I have lived in Brooklyn s Park Slope where the book begins for 40plus years and raised a now grown son in the thefunky and self consciously progressive days of the Slope I suspect that younger women will respond to Bowen s book the the same way I did when I first read Anna Quinlen or Wendy Wasserstein as a young working mother in a rocky marriage oh so many years ago Pure pleasure Well set up plot line situation and particularly well defined and sympathetic young women characters I have lived in Brooklyn s Park Slope where the book begins for 40plus years and raised a now grown son in the thefunky and self consciously progressive days of the Slope I suspect that younger women will respond to Bowen s book the the same way I did when I first read Anna Quinlen or Wendy Wasserstein as a young working mother in a rocky marriage oh so many years ago I was hungry for smart,funny and spot on writing that helped me make sense of my life and were great reads too Bowen nails it Though this is being published just in time to be classified as Beach Read this is so muchBuy it Read it share it Not fluff but truly satisfying and sustaining stuff A retelling of The Enchanted April 1922 by Elizabeth Von Arnim, here 4 strangers fleeing problems and spouses rent a big old summer cottage on Little lost Island , Maine , instead of a castle Ocean, sand, lobsters, blueberries, and sun on an island which can only be reached by Ferry boat is the perfect setting for strangers to become friends, families to reunite, and for some to find love A nice beach read for those who got to the beach this summer , or for those like me who only wish we had A retelling of The Enchanted April 1922 by Elizabeth Von Arnim, here 4 strangers fleeing problems and spouses rent a big old summer cottage on Little lost Island , Maine , instead of a castle Ocean, sand, lobsters, blueberries, and sun on an island which can only be reached by Ferry boat is the perfect setting for strangers to become friends, families to reunite, and for some to find love A nice beach read for those who got to the beach this summer , or for those like me who only wish we had Surely made me want to escape real life for a month or so 3 stars Elizabeth von Arnim s The Enchanted April is the book I should ve read for a second time and not wasted hours reading this horrid book I believe they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, well this wasn t I tried to go with the flow on this novel, and I just couldn t do it I guess I need to remember to stick with the original and not the copy Loved this Such a sweeping novel and didn t want it to end My Rating 5 stars I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn t stomach the characters, Beverly was the only one I could tolerate The story teliing itself was also weird some of the events seemed slapped together and there were a lot of parts where the timing of things didn t make sense I had high hopes for it the synopsis seemed so lovely but everything just fell short. An absolutely delightful confection This is an ensemble piece, a window into the slow dawning of happiness for a collection of not so happy New Yorkers, those of a certain artistic literary world The setting is lovingly represented, clearly one the author knows well There are wittily crafted sentences, nothing harsh, but some gently realistic about this particular class and group of people Somewhat in the vein of Meg Wolitzer, but a bitlighthearted Clever and charming, overall a terri An absolutely delightful confection This is an ensemble piece, a window into the slow dawning of happiness for a collection of not so happy New Yorkers, those of a certain artistic literary world The setting is lovingly represented, clearly one the author knows well There are wittily crafted sentences, nothing harsh, but some gently realistic about this particular class and group of people Somewhat in the vein of Meg Wolitzer, but a bitlighthearted Clever and charming, overall a terrific reinvention of the original British movie My guess is this will be a movie too, before very long