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I'll Take What She Has: A Novel

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

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    found I¿ll Take What She Has to be a relatively fast-paced rea

    found I’ll Take What She Has to be a relatively fast-paced read and I rather enjoyed the humorous dialogue and situations. I was surprised with how much I liked this book. Yes, there are things about it that are predictable, but I loved the concept of the book. I usually like entertainment that involves a chance to re-examine one's life. I loved how the character got a chance to go back and do things over and I found this book to be a light read with a good message.This book is for women who like chick lit, but want a different formula in a book of that genre. Many times while I was reading this book, I laughed out loud.

    I’ll Take What She Has does not sugarcoat adulthood and touches on difficult problems that many face in life. As we get older, it gets harder to preserve friendships; it’s even harder to make new ones. Best friends can’t be made overnight and when one loses a best friend, sometimes they feel like they’re losing part of themselves. Nora and Annie notice parts of their lives falling apart as their friendship starts to disappear. Samantha Wilde makes you treasure your friendships just a little bit more.

    Overall, I enjoyed reading this book; the story kept me entertained and interested. I liked how each chapter flip-flopped between Nora and Annie. I was able to see both sides of each woman’s story. At times, the story became a bit repetitive, but if you can get past that, you can enjoy this novel for what it is, an inspiring story of friendship and parenthood.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    I love I'll Take What She Has, and not just because Samantha Wil

    I love I'll Take What She Has, and not just because Samantha Wilde is related to me, but because the issue of envy, motherhood, and work are always at the forefront of my thoughts these days as I watch young women struggle to "have it all." Sam doesn't back away from chewy issues, and she doesn't deal with cliches. This book will make you laugh, it will make you think, and it will make you love your very own life.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

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    I¿ll Take What She Has is all about friendship, infertility, par

    I’ll Take What She Has is all about friendship, infertility, parenting, motherhood, and resentment. You go through the book learning about Nora and Annie’s relationship, how they have been friends for a long time, and then how resentment sets in.
    I found that, the story was becoming boring, it was repeat over, and over. There really wasn’t a point where I wanted to learn more about the “characters”. Some of the topics throughout the book a lot of people deal with in real life. I just didn’t find it to be an absolute turn pager for me. However, if you love chic-lit, drama, and repeat of some topics you might enjoy this book!

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

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    I'll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde Story that alternates

    I'll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde
    Story that alternates chapters between Nora and Annie. They both now live on campus, each married.
    There are others involved that do play a part in some things that happen but for the majority of the book
    it's about the two of them. Growing up together, going to the same schools and now they are at the same private school, living on campus.
    Like how involved they are with the surroundings and goings on of the campus, but also very intimate private, 'I can't believe they talked about THAT' discussions among themselves.
    Light hearted and so funny at times and very serious at other times. They each have their own problems and try to help the others in their circle when they can.
    The bond they have is more like a married couple as they know each others secrets, fears and dreams but they aren't shy talking about everything to one another..
    Disaster comes in many forms, all at the end of the year for many of them with the sad news. So much to do, contemplate as everyday life goes on. The conversation continues and it is like the vagina monologue...
    Her cousin came to help with the problems in her sex life and seems everyone knows why she is really there, but her...
    Jealousy in many forms tears the friendships apart, will they ever get over it?
    So many different forms of motherhood are expressed in this book, the dynamics of how it all works.

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