By Claire Cook
Claire Cook's beguilingly unique Ready to Fall struck a colourful chord with its "perky tackle midlife angst" (Publishers Weekly). In Must Love Dogs she supplies us a modern Everywoman in a huge rollicking south-of-Boston Irish family-a zany novel with the flavour of Nora Ephron, Susan Isaacs, and Jeanne Ray's Julie and Romeo.
Forty-year-old Sarah Hurlihy, a divorced preschool instructor whose lifestyles is her school room, is ready to satisfy her first date in additional than a decade. It used to be the "Loves Dogs" that hooked her within the own advert, and now she is scanning her local café for the fellow with a yellow rose. And locate him she does, yet he's the final individual in the world she expects to discover there . . .
In Must Love Dogs, hilarious missteps abound. Sarah's widowed father, Billy Hurlihy, with six grownup children, is seeing at the least girls. And he and Sarah aren't the one Hurlihys with romantic demanding situations. Her brother Michael, for one, has a rocky marriage that mom Teresa, his St. Bernard, simply may perhaps placed over the sting. With self-deprecating humor and a laugh-out-loud view of how we are living now, together with shar pei/Labrador crosses and a transgenerational body-piercing adventure, needs to Love canines is an ideal seashore learn that melts the heartache of relationship with heat and humor.
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He angled his head to the side, then flicked his magnificent eyes to Chaol, who now stood with his arms crossed. She still remembered how adept Archer had been at taking in details. It was probably part of the reason he’d become the top male courtesan in Rifthold. And a formidable opponent when Celaena was training at the Assassins’ Keep. She glanced at Chaol, who was too busy staring down Archer to notice her attention. “He knows everything,” she told Archer. Some tension flowed out of Archer’s shoulders, but the surprise and amusement were wearing off—replaced by hesitant pity.
She just walked quickly back to her rooms with as much dignity as she could muster. Though she kept telling herself that she’d imagined it all, that it was some hallucination from too many hours awake, Celaena couldn’t stop hearing that cursed word again and again. Plans. indd 42 4/2/13 9:06 AM c h r e The person outside the library probably had nothing to do with the king, Celaena told herself as she walked—still not sprinting—down the hall to her room. There were plenty of strange people in a castle this large, and even though she rarely saw another soul in the library, perhaps some people just… wished to go to the library alone.
It had a tongue. Maybe she’d slipped on the stairs and smacked her head into the stones. That’d make more sense than this. An endless, filthy stream of curses began flowing through her head, each more vulgar than the next as she gaped at the knocker. ” The skull huffed, its eyes narrowing. “I’m attached to this door. ” It was impossible—it should be impossible. Magic was gone, vanished from the land ten years ago, before it had even been outlawed by the king. “Everything in this world is magic.
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook