If This is Paradise, I Want My Money Back [NOOK Book]

Overview

Being in a coma has helped to open Charlotte Grey’s eyes for the very first time . . .

As she hovers somewhere between life and death, Charlotte finally realizes what a complete mess she’s made of her time on Earth—including the five years she’s wasted on worthless, faithless James Kane. The afterlife should be paradise compared to that—except “heaven” seems to be nothing more than a big retirement home in the sky, with lots of bingo and bridge and absolutely no sign of Elvis, ...

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If This is Paradise, I Want My Money Back

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Overview

Being in a coma has helped to open Charlotte Grey’s eyes for the very first time . . .

As she hovers somewhere between life and death, Charlotte finally realizes what a complete mess she’s made of her time on Earth—including the five years she’s wasted on worthless, faithless James Kane. The afterlife should be paradise compared to that—except “heaven” seems to be nothing more than a big retirement home in the sky, with lots of bingo and bridge and absolutely no sign of Elvis, Princess Di, Kurt Cobain, or anyone else worth spending eternity with. Charlotte would rather return to Earth, thank you very much. But the only way she can get there is as a bona fide guardian angel . . . and the lost soul she’s assigned to is none other than the James Kane, who tore her heart out and stomped on it.

Still, Charlotte’s determined to use her second chance to really start living, Kane or not, and have some fun . . . for once in her afterlife.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062045164
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 634,497
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Claudia Carroll is the author of Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man and I Never Fancied Him Anyway, which have been optioned for a Fox television series and a film, respectively. She lives in Dublin.

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

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    If this is Paradise I want my Money Back! This is the first boo

    If this is Paradise I want my Money Back! This is the first book I have read by this author. I love her writing and will be reading her other books also. Looks like the last book she published was in 2011 - hope she has a new one coming out soon! Highly recommend this book - way different plot and couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

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    Charlotte lies in a hospital bed, trapped by a coma, listening

    Charlotte lies in a hospital bed, trapped by a coma, listening to the
    conversations around her. Most are directed at her in attempts to bring
    her back to consciousness and she appreciates the efforts, really she
    does, but a little peace and quiet would be nice, too. Between her best
    friend Fiona’s chatter about the latest guy she met on the internet and
    her mum’s blathering on about just about anything, not to mention the
    boring music they make her listen to, Charlotte just might stay down
    where it’s really rather nice. None of them know the truth about what
    happened right before the car accident when her significant other,
    James, unceremoniously dumped her after five years and asked her how
    soon she could move out. Charlotte was clueless, had no idea he…hmm, she
    can’t quite remember but it’ll come to her…and, well, she’d ignored the
    fact that all her family and friends had disliked him from the
    beginning. Looking back, she guessed she should have paid attention.
    And then James comes to see her and pours on the charm, trying his best
    to appear terribly concerned. Unfortunately for him, no one in the room
    is buying his act. Then, listening to his BS, she remembers, the Other
    Woman. To top it all off, he takes a call from his new honey and starts
    with the sexy talk, right there beside Charlotte’s bed. That’s all it
    takes for her to see the bright light. Charlotte finds herself
    apparently dead and about to be “assessed” by Regina Angelorum (who
    first has to take a call with Gabriel, THE Gabriel) to see whether she’s
    a candidate for the AWE programme—that’s Angelic Work Experience. Next
    thing she knows, she’s in a classroom, learning all she needs to know to
    be a guardian angel. Then she gets her earthly assignment and she can
    hardly believe she’s right back on earth…in James’s house. Horrified at
    first at the idea that James is her charge, she soon learns that there
    is a way she can mess with him. Charlotte is delighted with her
    new-found abilities until the day she learns that being an angel is not
    all fun and games. Fortunately, there might be a way she can redeem
    herself. This is a delightful mix of laughter and sorrow, anger and
    forgiveness and, above all, redemption. Ms. Carroll has crafted an
    intriguing story and I look forward to reading more of her work.

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