But that's just the problem. Despite Alice's efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice's life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend's beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out, and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own.
Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 best seller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn't always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.
©2004 Jane Green; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"As charming as Green's Jemima J and Mr. Maybe, proving her mastery of the chick-lit genre." (Booklist)
I enjoyed this tale of a woman finding her own strength and following her dreams. I only wish I had selected the unabridged version so that I could enjoy it for longer.
The story is OK, it's what you expect buying a book with such a cover, though It takes a long time for the heroine to stand up for herself and it could be a bit more on the funnier side.
As I needed a "short" listen I took the abridged version. It is a bit rushed, the story jumps quite often from one event to the next without introduction or transition, however, this helps to keep your interest up and omits all boring passages.
I have read all of Jane Green's books and adore them all, with the exception of this one. Alice just wasn't a female character that I could root for (in fact, none of the characters in this book were) - she is pretty much her husband's door mat and never really seems to stand up for herself.
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