You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series on her new puppy and screams at him and smacks him hard with a rolled up magazine because he had an accident in the house leaving him cowering in fear I will not be reading this author again herther books aren t great and after her ignorant LGBT comment she completely lost me Sometimes I ll take advantage f ther ppl s reviews Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice of titles to get a feel for a book Though it may sound a little counterproductive I read thenes that are 1 r 2 starred It gives me an idea f what to look The Cowboys out for I have to say I am in total disagreement w them Several said they couldn t get into it yea I ve been guiltyf that in the past but I didn t realize until I was 12 way through it that I was 12 way through it It held my attention Others said they thought the protagonist was mean She was But she saw the light Basically she lost her soulmate Her world has upended she is grieving Unless you are channeling Mother freakin Teresa Sins of Treachery or Bu flippin ddha you are going to at some point be angry It happens It s partf the grieving process You are going to be mean You are going to say things that are hurtful She is no exceptionThe ther thing ppl complained about was the protagonist talking to her dead friend in her head Sorry but that is an integral part f the book It moves Jenna through her grief It allows the reader to see what kind My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City of relationship these two actually had I think for the most part it was a wonderfully successful book Thenly reason I didn t give it 5 stars is bc a I m stingy b I gagged at many f the food selections I wanted to love this book The characters wanted me to love this book The plot want. H in common well except their taste in men Jenna never understood what the successful sophisticated Aimee saw in Wayne with his Star Wars bsession and harebrained business schemesAnd gained her best friend’s husband But Aimee has left a shocking last reuest Jenna now has financial custody f the not so merry widower True Wayne needs someone sensible around to keep him under control but what was. .
35 stars I absolutely love this book It is beautifully written witty and smartly funny At its core this is a story f loss and how loss affects the relationships we have with urselves ur friends ur enemies Even though Aimee has died she is still a central character to this novel and I love how Ballis made Aimee s personality shine through This book was very
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ton f yummy recipes at the end If you re a foodie definitely give this ne a read Stacey Ballis won of yummy recipes at the end If you re a foodie definitely give this ne a read Stacey Ballis won heart in her last book Off the Menu It was Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories onef those books that I got through in グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] one day simpl Out to Lunch is a standalone novel written by author Stacey Ballis This is the first book I have read by Ms Ballis but it won t be the last I so enjoyed it There are a few slow parts but then something would happenr be said that would totally make up for it This is a story about loss relationships and food It s sad sometimes but hilarious most f the time it s smart witty but realistic And guess what It s got a cookbook at the end with all the amazing dishes that were so elaborately described in the book I did not know anything about the plot going into this reading experience and I loved experiencing the story that way so I m not going to say any about this book but if you can *appreciate very real characters and if you can enjoy funny chick litwomen s fiction then you will love it *very real characters and if you can enjoy funny chick litwomen s fiction then you will love it it a tryMy favorite uote Not every person we love is immediately lovable to everyone else But that doesn t mean we are wrong to love them After losing her best friend Aimee to cancer Jenna discovers that she has appointed her financial custodyof Aimee s husband Wayne In Jenna s pinion Aimee could have done much better than Wayne with his geeky Star Wars bsession his clumsiness and his tactlessnessI enjoyed this book very much At first I did not like Jenna the protagonist I didn t like how close minded she was toward Wayne I felt if she loved Aimee and was so close to her she would have tried to be accepting toward Wayne to honor AimeeI LOVED how the author kept Aimee s memory alive through ut the book This book made me laugh and cry I will be reading books by this authordeath grief new fri This book is so terrible I cannot even give it The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within one star A touching and hilarious novel from the fabulous Stacey Ballis about best friends true love and the joyf food for fans The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry of Jen Lancaster Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin Jenna has lost her best friend With Aimee gone so tragically young Jenna barely knows where to turn Aimee was thene who always knew what to do not to mention what to wear The two built a catering company together and had so muc. .
Ed me to love this book Everyone wanted me to love this book except for the person who edited it and thought it was File Under: Arson okay to leave five million usesf the phrase You betcha and a uarter thought it was Wicked Sense okay to leave five million usesf the phrase You betcha and a uarter *Uses Of The Phrase That S The *of the phrase That s the Ruth spoiler there is no ne in the book named Ruth this is just a stupid cutesy rhyme that ne Powerless Against You of the characters uses This editor also thought that it didn t matter during longer passagesf dialogue to make sure it was clear who was speaking and also that the dialogue should be as awkward and stilted as possible and employ next to no contractions I hate that In addition to this poor editing job I felt distracted by the verabundant descriptions f food Yeah I get that they are this author s thing and that s cool but it s a bit ver the top here I mostly enjoyed the story though which is weird because I didn t connect with the main character But I did connect with everyone around her including her two dogs But my biggest beef with this book is that there is this whole storyline with geeks happening and none f it rang very true and I imagine this is for Dobys Lessons (Brats in Training onef two possible reasons either the author is NOT a geek and therefore wrote that entire storyline solely The Texan Meets His Match outf research and hearsay r the the author IS a geek and thus the dislike the main character has for all things geeky feels false and contrived at ne point she refers to The Avengers movie as pretty awful that s not actually a thing that people say unless they have cold dead hearts The main character s sort f dislike and contempt didn t feel truthful And also in the end I wanted something a little flashier than what we got Sigh Parts f it I did love there were even a couple The Heretic's Handbook (Kindle Single) of moments that made me cry a little But there were too many distractions for me to really love it When Jen Lancaster talks about authors she likes I take note and she always raves about Stacey Ballis I ve had this book for a while and finally picked it up A fun read that mostf us can all relate to losing a friend and finding Blue Guide New York out way without them Looking forward to thethers by this author I have at home in my bookcase just waiting to be read Joining a Goodreads chicklit group gave me the kick in the pants I needed to pick this book up Normally I don t pay that much for a boo. Her dear departed friend thinking The thing is as she gets to know Wayne better his latest moneymaking idea actually starts to intrigue her Her attractive new lawyer boyfriend doesn’t approve f it but then Wayne doesn’t approve f her attractive new lawyer boyfriend Now Jenna has to figure ut what direction her life is going to take next And she can’t help asking herself What would Aimee.
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The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America
The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty Dollar Champion
The gift Elizabeth Letts has is that she makes you feel you are the one taking this trip. This is a book we can enjoy always but especially need now. Elizabeth Berg, author of The Story of Arthur Truluv In 1954, sixty three year old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. She had no money and no family, she had just lost her farm, and her doctor had given her only two years to live. But Annie wanted to see the Pacific Ocean before she died. She ignored her doctor's advice to move into the county charity home. Instead, she bought a cast off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men's dungarees, and headed south in mid November, hoping to beat the snow. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn't even have a map. But she did have her ex racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness.
Annie, Tarzan, and her dog, Depeche Toi, rode straight into a world transformed by the rapid construction of modern highways. Between 1954 and 1956, the three travelers pushed through blizzards, forded rivers, climbed mountains, and clung to the narrow shoulder as cars whipped by them at terrifying speeds. Annie rode than four thousand miles, through America's big cities and small towns. Along the way, she met ordinary people and celebrities from Andrew Wyeth (who sketched Tarzan) to Art Linkletter and Groucho Marx. She received many offers a permanent home at a riding stable in New Jersey, a job at a gas station in rural Kentucky, even a marriage proposal from a Wyoming rancher. In a decade when car ownership nearly tripled, when television's influence was expanding fast, when homeowners began locking their doors, Annie and her four footed companions inspired an outpouring of neighborliness in a rapidly changing world.