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by Jen Lancaster
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silverneurotic rated it 5 years ago
If You Were Here follows Amish-zombie-teen- romance author Mia and her husband Mac (and their pets) through the alternately frustrating, exciting, terrifying-but always funny-process of buying and renovating their first home in the Chicago suburbs that John hughes's movies made famous. Along their h...
Books & Graphics by Sharlene
Books & Graphics by Sharlene rated it 8 years ago
This book is hilarious and if you love HGTV or John Hughes movies, then it is even more of a delight.
Reading Across the Country
Reading Across the Country rated it 8 years ago
I was very excited to hear Jen was writing a fiction book (yay)! I love her style and i was happy to find that she's still funny in fiction. Her use of footnotes is hilarious and I'm glad she used them in this novel.As far as the actual plot - I can relate to the frustration of searching for the p...
JennieBasset rated it 8 years ago
Nothing spectacular here. Funny read but too over the top for my tastes. Nice little homage to John Hughes. I prefer the author's memoir writing.
Literary Marie's Precision Reviews
Literary Marie's Precision Reviews rated it 9 years ago
. rated it 9 years ago
Cute book, but not as funny as her previous books. This was her first attempt at fiction and it really just felt like another memoir to me, which isn't a bad thing! And as much as I adore Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight Saga, I laughed my ass off when Lancaster made fun of her. Very entertaining!
Spotted Ewe
Spotted Ewe rated it 9 years ago
The story is light-hearted and entertaining. It took a little while for me to get into the characters; since it's written in the same style as Jen's other books, I had to keep reminding myself this was fiction and not another memoir. But by time Mia and Mac sign the papers to move into their first h...
amandalina rated it 9 years ago
Unfortunately I'm going to have to mark this one "DNF" for now. Haven't been able to get past the first 50 pages. I've heard much about how funny Jen Lancaster is, so I will try this one again when I am in the mood for a book like this.
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