The Real Liddy James

The Real Liddy James

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Format E-Bok
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Utgivelsesår 2016
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781848548350

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Om The Real Liddy James

Liddy James is forty-four, fit, and fabulous. A top divorce attorney, a bestselling author, and a mother of two, she glides effortlessly through the courtrooms and salons of Manhattan. Despite her own devastating divorce from her first love Peter, Liddy has formed a modern family with him and his new partner, Rose, to raise a truculent teen and Liddy's adorable, if fatherless, six- year-old. With her impoverished childhood far behind her, to the outside world Liddy's life is perfect. Until it isn't. When a series of domestic and professional glitches send her carefully-tended world spinning towards meltdown, Liddy decides it's time she and the boys retrace her family's history and take some time off in Ireland. But marooned in the Celtic countryside things still aren't what they seem, and Liddy will have to negotiate some surprising turns in the road before she's willing to admit that even she might have forgotten just how to be The Real Liddy James.

An entertaining twist on the "having it all" genre, Casey's novel addresses all the complexities of modern existence - from "blended" families to older pregnancies and the economic consequences of divorce - in a style that is both fresh and funny. Rife with drama both in and out of the courtroom, infidelity, and more, [THE REAL LIDDY JAMES] is perfect for fans of women's fiction with a dose of travel and a strong-and sometimes flailing-female lead. Whip-smart and crackling with energy, The Real Liddy James had me stopping nearly every page to read paragraphs out loud to anyone who would listen. A true delight! A charming and insightful study of one fabulous, forty-something woman. Breakneck and bursting at the seams with all of modern life's great questions and challenges, The Real Liddy James made me wish my chair had a seatbelt. Anne-Marie Casey has a way of skewering city life with her acute observations. [The Real Liddy James] is an energetic novel; Liddy's self-deprecating humor makes for chuckles in even the toughest situations. And while Liddy is clearly the protagonist, other characters have interesting triumphs and tribulations as well. Liddy is a memorable character who could easily appear again as The New and Improved Liddy James in Casey's next novel. Let's hope so. Energetic and immensely engaging take on the balancing act of the modern woman...sure to resonate with readers who like no-nonsense, mature heroines with a bit of bite and a good deal of self-deprecating humour. Immensely readable, fast-paced, and full of Casey's charming yet acerbic wit, the book is thoroughly engaging all the way through. Original, sharp, funny and timely, The Real Liddy James is a spectacular novel from Anne-Marie Casey who understands the high wire act every working mother attempts in the circus of life . . . A dazzling gem. An extremely funny, mischievous tale.


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