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Watermelon - Marian Keyes
Watermelon
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Marian Keyes begins Watermelon with a rather inauspicious romantic opening when the heroine's husband leaves her for Denise from the flat downstairs the day their first child is born. Claire, the deserted wife and mother, returns to her family in Dublin and, after going through the required... show more
Marian Keyes begins Watermelon with a rather inauspicious romantic opening when the heroine's husband leaves her for Denise from the flat downstairs the day their first child is born. Claire, the deserted wife and mother, returns to her family in Dublin and, after going through the required stages of "Loss, Loneliness, Hopelessness and Humiliation", begins to feel much better--so much better that when James tries to win his way back into her affections, he gets more than he bargained for.The author's style is too blunt and her setting too suburban (with its all-too-human heroine struggling to keep her sanity, tend to her new-born baby, fight it out with siblings and begin to love again) to be a traditional romance, but there is enough chemistry and mystery to keep you guessing in the lip-smacking Watermelon--a dish that may not fill you up but will certainly give you a taster of Marian Keyes' work, of which there is much to sample, including Lucy Sullivan is getting Married, Rachel's Holiday and Last Chance Saloon. --Nicola Perry
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380796090 (0380796090)
ASIN: 380796090
Publisher: Avon
Pages no: 423
Edition language: English
Series: Walsh Family (#1)
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Watermelon or Doormat? You Decide
So I have all of the Walsh Family books in paperback. I haven't read them in years, but decided to take the first two for a whirl this weekend. And now I wonder if I read this years ago and liked Claire or what? Cause Claire drives me a bit insane in this book. And when you read about how she change...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 Watermelon
Count me underwhelmed--nay, irked. I tried this because it was recommended on The Ultimate Reading List under the chicklit section. Well, I'm beginning to suspect that with the rare exception (so far, Bridget Jones' Diary) this isn't the kind of book for me. So many of them strike the same tone--ove...
BUGGY
BUGGY rated it
3.0 Has it's moments but ultimately too long and rambling
Opening Line:” ”I’m sorry, you must think I’m very rude. We’ve hardly even been introduced and here I am telling you all about the terrible things that have happened to me.”Claire thought she had the perfect life right up until her husband James announced that he didn’t love her anymore and was leav...
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it
3.0 Watermelon: A Walsh Family Novel
Not my favourite Walsh family book by a stretch, but I liked it nonetheless.
boghunden
boghunden rated it
4.0 Watermelon
The story itself wasn't THAT good, but I really like her writing. I want a man like Adam!!
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