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A Thirty Something Girl
posted by bookfanJJ on December 20, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 25, 2012
A heart wrenching journey to a new life
This book, to be honest, was quite hard for me to read. Not because of the writing, I feel like the author captured the emotions and situations very well. It was hard for me to read because, I have been right where Hope was. Maybe not totally, but I know what it feels like to be cheated on, to loose a husband, to have to start you life over. I know what it feels like to hide the hurt and plaster a smile on your face. I have TOTALLY been there. I could relate to hope when she slept for 3 days straight and wanted nothing more than to just disappear. I think more women have been there then care to admit to it. Its a dark and scary place and we see just how dark it is as we read about Hope's struggles with everyday things.
Even as she starts trying to put her life together, we see her struggle with something as simple as making a call to a possible employer. Her fear consumes her. She only sees ugliness when she looks into the mirror. She doesn't eat. When she is invited to a party at a neighbors house, she can't bring herself to walk through the door. Her life is a seeming never ending sea of darkness, and her only want for the future is to know true happiness. She yearns to be needed by someone who needs her as well.
She finally begins to find some of that happiness in Sam. He is struggling with his own heartaches, but they find that the pain is easier when they are together. Sam becomes her stability even with the pain they are both dealing with. Together, the future seems to have a light at the end of the tunnel, and together the fight to make it there. Things are looking up until Sam is offered a job out of town. At only the mention of the interview, Hope looses exactly what her name implies, every ounce of hope.
Will she be able to continue to heal after Sam is gone or will she fall back into her depression? I guess you will just have to read and find out.
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Posted December 29, 2011
The Right Mix of Heart, Pain and Sex
I usually don't dip into the literary romance genre, but L.M. Stull's book was a pleasant surprise and has inspired me to check out a few more titles like hers. It has lots of heart and just the right amount of sugar - the perfect book for burrowing into a warm corner of your house and reading it cover to cover. Even though the main character, Hope, has seen more than her fair share of hard times, the book focuses on the upswing and her struggles to get back to happy. I don't recommend many books to my wife, but I'll definitely give her <i>A Thirty-Something Girl</i>.
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Posted February 24, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. It takes you through a wide range o
I really enjoyed this book. It takes you through a wide range of emotions, and doesn't shy away from the pain some of us experience in life. My biggest complaint is the introduction of "the guy" came out of nowhere at first and was somewhat ackward to me. Aside from that, it was a wonderfully amazing book. I don't want to say anymore and ruin it for you... just read it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 29, 2011
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