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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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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 2012

    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 Member Since 2010
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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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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-21-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-21-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fast love stunted growth"

    I felt the characters were in love with each other so quickly, but then not only neither one of them hinted or verbalized liking the other person, their actions drove each other away even further. Can’t explain these two characters any other way but to say their love expressions were inhibited. They did not say what they felt and then to fix her errors quickly, the heroine acted a bit crazy trying to track the hero to tell him in person how she truly felt. I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed reading it at the same time I saw so many faults with it. I know, I know. I sound retarded now, but I liked many moments especially some of her reader’s dating stories which made me laugh out loud. But then either of the main characters acted stupid or said something stupid that turned me off. If you purchase this book just expect it not to be a great read.

    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 2011
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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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    Jessica 08-13-14
    Jessica 08-13-14 Member Since 2013

    I'm a professional pet sitter/book lover, who spends lots of time driving and walking dogs. Thus, I get to listen to lots of audiobooks.

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    "An enjoyable light read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure, the first book was pretty good. As is this one. Although I know a few friends who probably wouldn't like it. I think it's one of those books where if you have had some pretty wacky "What or how the heck did that just happen to me?" moments in your life and can laugh them off with some good friends, you'd probably enjoy this. Also I think it's probably geared more towards young woman even though the main character is 30 she does kinda act younger (nothing wrong with that)! So if you want a funny light read try this series!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's a Waverly Life?

    The TV interview was just crazy. I choked on my spit from gasping when I heard it. Ya that was crazy. Pretty sure I would have attacked the southern girl or passed out cold right there on national TV. Probably both.


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

    Uh, the Waverly moments remind me of my mother and my own ditzy moments. It's a long standing inside joke in our family so ya. Very relatable for me.


    Any additional comments?

    This series would make a great TV show. It really isn't deep at all. A light read. You can't take it serious at all, but sometimes that's just what you need. I personally though it was a great addition to the first one and look forward to hearing the next one. NOTE: there are some VERY funny bits in this story. Watch where you listen to it at. I must have looked like a laughing crazy person a few times in crowded public places. XD

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah S. Hayward, CA 07-25-14
    Sarah S. Hayward, CA 07-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring book about boring people"

    I think maybe if you are a sorority girl or maybe someone who thinks pithy shirts are just great, this may be the book for you. These people are BORING. And you know how a definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? I can't believe Waverly's incredibly boring version of crazy actually gets her what she wants.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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