"I want a divorce," Peter told her. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to "fix her up." Worse yet, she still loved Peter. Drastic measures were called for. It was time to move - as far away as possible.
Heading west to San Francisco, Paris discovers a world full of men too young, too old, too married, or too good to be true, and with her dating game score hovering between disappointing and disastrous - and her daughter now engaged to a man Paris' age - Paris determines that romance is not in her future. That's when her small circle of offbeat, loving friends becomes more important than ever before. And Paris discovers that that the secret of happiness is finding the gifts in life's unexpected twists and turns - turning despair into freedom and loss into joy.
©2003 Danielle Steel; (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Disbelieving the reviews, I listened to this book, waiting for something to happen. Don't bother, it didn't. What a shame. Danielle Steele's staff needs to go back to doing research rather than wading thru tedium and predictibility like this.
When my marriage was falling apart, I honestly thought I was going insane. I was always the lucky one. I had a marriage that I thought would last forever. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that the old cliché of "a woman half my age" would be the unraveling of my life.
But it happened.
Fortunately, by some miracle I stumbled across the audio tape version of this book at my local library. It took me years to find the digital audiobook version--and when I finally did, I bought it and listened to it from a different, wiser perspective.
In each instance, this book rekindled my joy, hope, and confidence. I would recommend it to any woman who's been hurt and needs the strength to crawl out of bed and carry on.
It seems strange that an audiobook would give you that kind of strength, especially one that's just fiction, but ithis one works!
No deep lessons learned here, but fun and easy to listen to. This is a good 'listen' for those who are dealing with a failed romance through fiction.
Although the author tried to write Paris' story in the magical way as Cinderella, the stories of broken families and irrational relationships listed in the book seemed too immature. Just inappropriate self-justification.
At first, I confess, I was skeptic about male narrator because its main character was a woman. But, narrator was sooo good at making distinctive characters alive. Everytime he brings another character in him including women, men, men with accents, teenager, gay.... it made me amazed at what he was capable of. he made me even laugh from time to time. especially when he spoke with thick Parisan accent.
I expected the main character to date more and want to actually meet people.
The ending was pretty much what I had expected...no surprises!
Bixby was hilarious! I could actually see myself talking to a character like him.
I would wait for the DVD or catch it on Netflix.
wounderful book gives us women that have had a family and a divorce in there life a look into life with a understanding that life dose not end just because our marriage dose thank you danille!!
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