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It's a Waverly Life | [Maria Murnane]

It's a Waverly Life

After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre.
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Publisher's Summary

After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre. Things are certainly looking up… at least, until lingering emotional baggage threatens her love life and her best friends stun her with a pair of shocking announcements. Suddenly, Waverly is faced with being left behind by everyone she loves. And in true Waverly fashion, things must get comically worse before they can get better. It takes forming an unexpected new friendship with an elderly neighbor and meddling in the love lives of two of her coworkers to make “the American Bridget Jones” realize that although life - before and after thirty - never fails to be messy and unpredictable, friendship and love make it all worthwhile.

©2011 Maria Murnane (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 01-18-14
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2015

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Comical - Warm - Bridget Jones-ish"

    Waverly is the kind of person who could be anyone’s good friend. She is kind and considerate; fun, witty, and a bit of a cross between Lucille Ball and Bridget Jones in terms of embarrassing situations in which she seems to find herself.

    The second book in the “Waverly Bryson” series, by Maria Murmane and narrated by Julia Whelan is a delightful, light-hearted listen that I would recommend as credit worthy. Enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Tuscumbia, AL, United States 02-21-12
    Cathy Tuscumbia, AL, United States 02-21-12
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    "Great Listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to It's a Waverly Life the most enjoyable?

    Really got into the characters in the first book, and the fun continued on in this one.


    What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Julia Whelan brings the book to life, you really hate to reach the end yet you just can't wait either to find out what is next.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I wouldn't say


    Any additional comments?

    Wish this auther had more books to read, I'll be watching for her in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Panama City, FL, United States 12-28-11
    Erica Panama City, FL, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Love IT!"

    Hope to see more from this author! It reminded me so much of me and my girlfriends!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 07-10-15
    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 07-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Waverly, like the cracker"

    Since we last saw Ms. Waverly Bryson, everything has been going her way – but don’t get your hopes up, because our self sabotaging female stereotype still has time to screw it all up! While I seem harsh, I will admit, I’ve listened to the whole series. I like something that is a bit mindless (lacks depth in plot) and is perfect for when I need a break from some of the other books I listen to.

    I still find the narration frustrating and that takes a lot away from the story for me. This book touches on the harsh reality that as you get older, you friends create families and some will move away, and you may lose touch. Waverly takes it in stride (eventually) and pulls through in the end, as always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 04-20-14
    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 04-20-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Series 2"

    Enjoyed the inter-change between the three young ladies. Julia Whelan did another great job of narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey J. Jacobs Pittsburgh, PA USA 01-30-13
    Jeffrey J. Jacobs Pittsburgh, PA USA 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Even as a guy I enjoyed this book. Fun read."
    If you could sum up It's a Waverly Life in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, warm, enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare It's a Waverly Life to and why?

    Brigit Jones Diary. Has that same sort of thing where the girl ends up in embarrasing situations.


    What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nice pleasant voice. Helps you dive into the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really. Though the entire books was a fun read. My girlfriend gifted this series to a lot of her friends.


    Any additional comments?

    A window into a world I never suspected existed. I had to stop the audio even couple of minutes for my girlfriend to explain things to me I had never heard of but apparently are part of a language every girl knows. But the humanity and getting yourself into trouble and embarrasing circumstances is universal. Sort of a Brigit Jones sort of book. If you liked that you might like this even more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay Webster, NY, United States 05-01-12
    Lindsay Webster, NY, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I love Waverly!!!"
    If you could sum up It's a Waverly Life in three words, what would they be?

    If she were real she'd be my best friend. She is the quintesential cynical single girl who has been on one too many bad dates. But underneith it all she still hopes to find true love!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B. Rhoden 06-09-15
    B. Rhoden 06-09-15
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    I loved this!! I finished it in about two days. can't wait to read the next one.

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    DK 03-04-15
    DK 03-04-15 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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    "Fantastic! Sharp Clever Hilarious Sassy Chic Lit"
    What did you love best about It's a Waverly Life?

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    As I listened to this book for a second time I thought I would skim through it to give a review. However, I was easily snagged in again by the great writing and narration.

    It's a Waverley Life is smart, hilarious and very sassy. The relationships of Waverly to her coworkers, her boyfriend, her best friend, her dad and her friendly neighbor are all interesting, intertwine and work perfectly.

    Waverley and her friends are at a point in their lives where they start to go in different directions: One is married and expecting, one is "empowered" in her promiscuity and then there is Waverley - a gossip columnist who is scared that her sometimes boyfriend may not stay her boyfriend anymore.

    While this is Chic Lit, in my opinion, it touches on a few serious issues in a lighthearted and respectful way.

    As Waverley begins to learn more about herself through her different relationships she begins to question and answer some of the views that she always had.

    I would easily recommend this book to anyone. It is also easily rated five star in all three categories. Story, narration & overall. It is fantastic.

    Notes: There there is an minimal talk about sex – six or seven lines about it. But other than that I have no warnings.

    Credit worthy/$: As with most of my books, I took a chance on an unknown (to me) author and got this on sale. Having read it I say yes to credit worthiness and/or buy.

    If you have found my review helpful please select yes below. Thank you!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 10-15-14
    Emily 10-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Easy read without much depth"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story and less weak heroine. The main character was weak


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something a bit deeper with more substance


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Whelan?

    Narrator was fine


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Not much of anything...that was the problem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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