Getting Warmer [NOOK Book]

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Natalie Quackenbush is approaching thirty, drowning in debt-and living with her parents. It's the kind of small talk she'd rather avoid. So she and her friends have found a way to entertain themselves on the Scottsdale, Arizona, singles scene: lying. Which isn't a problem-until Natalie finally meets a guy she likes.


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Overview

Natalie Quackenbush is approaching thirty, drowning in debt-and living with her parents. It's the kind of small talk she'd rather avoid. So she and her friends have found a way to entertain themselves on the Scottsdale, Arizona, singles scene: lying. Which isn't a problem-until Natalie finally meets a guy she likes.


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Nearing 30, Natalie Quackenbush lives with her parents while enduring her second year of teaching high school English in Scottsdale, Ariz. To entertain themselves, Natalie and her gal pals down margaritas at the local bar, and as the tequila takes effect, they tell other patrons lies about their backgrounds and jobs. When Natalie realizes her latest victim is actually a pretty nice guy, she's already spun him a couple of tall tales. For much of the book, he thinks she teaches at a women's prison and only lives with her parents because her mother has Alzheimer's. This is meant to be funny, but falls flat, as do most of Snow's other stabs at humor. The fluffy boilerplate plot compounds the problem, and although Snow (Been There, Done That) trots Natalie through the requisite motions of character growth, the novel's pleasures are few. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440628771
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 396,301
  • File size: 306 KB

Meet the Author


Carol Snow a former contributor to Salon.com, lives in California with her family. This is her first novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    Getting Warmer

    I was laughing so hard by page 10 that tears were streaming down my face and the fun didn't stop until the last page. Snow's book is hilarious. I received this book for Christmas and once I started reading I couldn't stop. There is a little bit of Natalie Quackenbush in all of us. Natalie is struggling to grow-up and find herself. Along the way she tells lies (usually for fun) and not meant to hurt anyone but in the end she only hurts herself. The lessons she learns however, help her discover what she really wants and what is important. Snow weaves a funny, engaging and often surprising story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

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    A Fun and Engaging Story

    This is my first novel by Carole Snow, and I am delighted to have read it! I bought it bargained priced from barnes and noble a while ago and had yet to read it, but now I'm glad that I finally have.

    Natalie Quckenbush is a funny, sweet, and memorable character. Itty bitty lies can sometimes go to far, and in this novel they had. Being a teacher, falling in love, and living with your parents is hard to do. But Natalie's character pulles it off easily- with fun, and laughter.

    Don't miss out on Getting Warmer by Carole Snow. Its a cute chick lit read and one that shouldn't me forgotten!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Fab

    Love this author. She really knows how to pull you into the story!

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Great girlie book!

    Very sweet story. Loved it!

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Fun and entertaining!

    I purchased this book because the plot takes place in Scottsdale, and as a local, I found the local references to be very entertaining.<BR/> well written, without being overly corny or sappy. I did find some of the character relationships confusing, asking myself "wait who is that" or why is the main character annoyed with this person? Again, nothing that stopped me from reading the book or enjoying it.<BR/>Great for a beach read or a lazy afternoon sipping lemonade.

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  • Posted November 9, 2008

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    Hilarious!

    You won't want to put this book down! <BR/><BR/>I was laughing so hard by page 10 that tears were streaming down my face and the fun didn't stop until the last page. Snow's book is hilarious. I received this book as a gift and once I started reading I couldn't stop. <BR/><BR/>There is a little bit of Natalie Quackenbush in all of us. Natalie is struggling to grow-up and find herself. Along the way she tells lies (usually for fun) and not meant to hurt anyone but in the end she only hurts herself. The lessons she learns help her discover what she really wants and what is important. Snow weaves a funny, engaging and often surprising story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!

    This book was amazing. I'm so glad that i picked it up. I can't wait for her to come out with another novel.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Amazing!

    It was a very solid story line and I couldn't put it down! This is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    Funny

    I just couldn't stop laughing.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific look at relationships

    In Scottsdale, Arizona, Natalie Quackenbush teaches English at Agave High School, lives with her parents, and loves to go bar-hopping with her best friend, big-boned almost six feet tall Jill as they enjoy telling lies to males trying and failing to pick them up. Three years ago she gave up on her Yuppie boyfriend and Boston to move back to her parents though she knows that makes her a loser. At a bar Natalie meets Jonathan and tells him her usual lies about herself that she teaches at a prison and lives with her parents because her mom has Alzheimer¿s. However, this time her web of deceit backfires as she finds she likes him and wants to see him. He feels the same way about her. As they fall in love, she knows she owes him the truth and he knows he owes her the truth about a stalker. Instead both run away from the confrontation hers being metaphoric while his is simply vanishing. --- GETTING WARMER is a terrific look at relationships built initially on the theory that ¿What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive. Even a white lie that should hurt no one is difficult to overcome once started. The support cast, mostly those connected to the school, her family, or his stalker, enhance the prime romance while two other love stories also provide depth. Fans will enjoy the education rat pack as they showcase their skills at telling fibs in lieu of explaining failed expectations (¿Those who can do. Those who can't, teach¿). They tell more lies in a futile attempt to extract them from that first untruth. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    Getting Warmer

    I was laughing so hard by page 10 that tears were streaming down my face and the fun didn't stop until the last page. Snow's book is hilarious. I received this book for Christmas and once I started reading I couldn't stop. There is a little bit of Natalie Quackenbush in all of us. Natalie is struggling to grow-up and find herself. Along the way she tells lies (usually for fun)and not meant to hurt anyone but in the end she only hurts herself. The lessons she learns however, help her discover what she really wants and what is important. Snow weaves a funny, engaging and often surprising story.

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