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Have a Nice Weekend [NOOK Book]

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When he first met Abi he couldn’t believe his luck when she agreed to go out with him. She was even happy to have his friends tag along with them. One wedding and two children later, and Will was content with his lot; unfortunately, Abi wasn’t. Twenty years after they first met, she’d had enough.

Now he has not only lost his happy family home, he has also lost his best friend Andy. Where did it all go wrong? How could he have done things ...

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Overview

When he first met Abi he couldn’t believe his luck when she agreed to go out with him. She was even happy to have his friends tag along with them. One wedding and two children later, and Will was content with his lot; unfortunately, Abi wasn’t. Twenty years after they first met, she’d had enough.

Now he has not only lost his happy family home, he has also lost his best friend Andy. Where did it all go wrong? How could he have done things differently? And what does he need to do to make it all right again?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011470103
  • Publisher: Ian Ellis
  • Publication date: 8/8/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 260 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Hampshire, Ian has lived in various locations around England, as well as spending a year in Florida. He has now returned to the county of his birth, where he lives with his wife and four children.

He has worked in banking and finance for most of his life. Upon return from Florida in 2007, he put his mind to writing.

'Have a Nice Weekend' is his first novel.

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    I won this book on a LibraryThing giveaway. I’m not sure h

    I won this book on a LibraryThing giveaway. I’m not sure how I feel about it. The main character portrayed a lot of self pity for the hands he was dealt but his wife was someone to be desired as well. But I have to give the author credit where credit is due that the main character was able to reflect on all that had happened to him thru out his life and was able to see it for what it was. Maybe this is an eye opener for some of us to think about the relationships we have and how it’s a two way street to work on it and keep it going.


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  • Posted April 25, 2012

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    "Have a Nice Weekend" by Ian Ellis was indeed an int



    "Have a Nice Weekend" by Ian Ellis was indeed an interesting

    realistic fiction read definitely from the male viewpoint. This

    novel is a very emotional excursion and the wows of this marriage

    of Will and Abi. Just who was right and or wrong in this union

    will have one really why do we left things get to this situation?

    In this novel be ready for some humor, and much sadness.




    The characters were really off the chart...Mr. Petal..the racist

    and then his best friend Andy...who ended up with ? Will who

    was generally a lonely person...quirky..had a boring job that

    he hated...And then there is Abi... Will's wife....always wanting

    more out of life..than Will wanted. He just wants a simple life....

    There is a dinner party that was so funny that you will

    only have to read "Have a Nice Weekend" to check it out!

    After reading and thinking about this novel it is one that can be

    related to in more ways that one. I saw that it wasn't very easy

    not to take sides of these two people. You could see that the

    D word was definitely in the making. You will ask yourself just

    how could this have happen...even after being warned. I especially

    enjoyed the ending in that Will finally makes some progress in

    dealing with a divorce, his children, Andy and looking forward to

    changing his life for the better.




    The author did a fantastic and wonderful job with this novel

    going from the past to the present keeping the reader wanting

    to know what was to come next.




    For anyone who has loved and lost this good read "Have A Nice

    Weekend" would be for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    READ IT THIS WEEKEND!

    Will is a happy-go-lucky guy with a working class upbringing and attitude. He's just a plain old Joe with no lofty expectations. At work he meets Abi, a go-getter girl from the "better" part of town, who knows exactly what she wants. As it sometimes happens in life, the odd-ball couple hit it off and got married, mainly due to Abi's overtures and efforts. They settle down to married life, which doesn’t turn out too idyllic for either of them. Abi, the go-getter, is always pushing for more in life and for Will to be more, which goes against his grain. He doesn't have aspirations, just wants to get on with living life day by day, getting the most out of life with what he has. They eventually have two children, but by the time the kids had grown into teenagers, the strain of their marriage had simply become too much for Abi to bear. And that’s when it happened. One evening Will returns home and finds Abi waiting for him, having already packed his bags! What to do now? This is an engaging work of fiction with the well and woes of a typical couple's relationship at its core. It's a great read! I especially love the characters’ real-life flaws and how “average” they are, which makes them so easy to relate to. Ian Ellis brilliantly depicts the age-old conflict and misunderstanding between the genders in a modern day setting. Although the language is somewhat crude at times, it is true to the characters and times of this story, and not over done. I also liked the fact that there is no hype; just true-life actions and dialogue. This book provides a relaxing, engaging read, suitable for both men and women. (David Fritz)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    Highly recommended!

    I really enjoyed reading Have A Nice Weekend. Will is a quirky, but likeable character, and I found it very interesting to read about the breakdown of a relationship from a man's point of view. Ian Ellis has the skill of telling a story about real issues but still manages to keep it amusing! A great book that I would highly recommend to anyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

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    After finishing this book and reading reviews of it by other peo

    After finishing this book and reading reviews of it by other people I have to wonder if I was reading a different book than them. I found myself having to struggle to get through this book. The main character, Will, is a pathetic man with no ambition who is constantly complaining about the stupidest things. The book is just filled with his complaining and lays out his failed marriage. His ex-wife isn't exactly faultless and I didn't find much to like about her and was unable to really connect with her. In the last couple pages Will realizes the error of his ways and decides to change but by that point I really didn't care. This book just wasn't for me.

    [I received this book from a LibraryThing Member's giveaway, that in no way affects the content of my review.]

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Women should make their men read this book

    Wow, who knew every story had two sides? Rarely do you see the breakdown of a relationship from the man's point of view. If only all the couples could read this story. It is very hard not to take sides. A great book.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Women should make their men read this book

    Wow, who knew every story had two sides? Rarely do you see the breakdown of a relationship from the man's point of view. If only all the couples could read this story. It is very hard not to take sides. A great book.

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