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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    I'm looking forward to buying my third book by Eileen Goudge.

    I'm halfway through the book, up to now it's very good.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Nice Summer Read

    OTHERWISE ENGAGED is an easy, relaxing summer read. It's not too heavy and has a "feel good" quality to it. It held my interest and the characters were genuine. It's not going to win any literary awards, but, for the most part, it's well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Held Interest

    I thoroughly enjoyed the contrast between the two friends' lives. Despite their differences, the search for love, purpose and belonging was universal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    Wouldn't It Be Lovely

    the premise here was wonderful, but the writing was a little slow for my taste. I liked the characters,but it seemed the writer was redefining her story here and there and it slowed it down for me. The characters were some seen in other stories with similar tales revisited without the feel of being honest. Not a bad read, but I expected more than I received.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    entertaining contemporary tale

    Dude ranch owner Erin Delahanty gave up the Big Apple to marry her Willow Creek, Arizona high school sweetheart Skip. They have a fourteen years old daughter Kayla, but Skip skips out on his wife because he feels she is not there for him. Erin¿s best friend Jessica lives in New York writing magazine articles. She is seeing Jewish divorcee Jonathon, NY Bureau Chief for CTN, but compares poorly to his ex-wife Rebecca in the eyes of his Long Island parents and children on the grounds of religious and motherly objections.--- An editor friend offers Jessica an assignment to see if the grass is greener elsewhere. Jessica and Erin will switch lives for six months and provide insight in a series of articles as events unfold. However, not only do each learn to appreciate the other, they begin to understand other relationships especially with loved ones.--- This entertaining contemporary tale stars two prime players (the switcheroo duo) and a fine support cast; all of whom are likable yet seem unable to get along; no one is a villain. Thus the audience gets an opportunity to observe the difficulty of wearing someone else¿s moccasins. Though a romance between Jessica and an Arizona native adds a love interest that subplot seems unnecessary to a fine tale in which the moral is be thankful with what you got because the grass is as green on your side as that of your friends and neighbors.--- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted June 23, 2009

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