Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto Series #1)

Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto Series #1)

3.8 3601
by Heather Wardell
     
 

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When Candice's in-laws were killed eight months ago buying a huge faux polar bear rug for her Christmas present, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart, unable to really talk for fear of what they'll say to each other.

Overview

When Candice's in-laws were killed eight months ago buying a huge faux polar bear rug for her Christmas present, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart, unable to really talk for fear of what they'll say to each other.

Ian leaves for a month-long contract overseas, and Candice plans to use the time apart to decide whether her marriage can be saved. When her ex walks back into her life as the new client at work, ten years more attractive yet saddened by his own recent loss, she's left wondering what she really wants from life and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000719800
Publisher:
Heather Wardell
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Series:
Toronto Collection Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
78,256
File size:
327 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of fifteen self-published novels including the free ebook "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" which has had over 375,000 downloads.

She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and has no plans to leave it.

In her spare time, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, takes care of her aquarium and her cat Trinity, and plays drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.

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Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 3601 reviews.
SeaKar More than 1 year ago
To be totally honest, I was drawn to this book by the odd title and the beautiful cover artwork. I was very pleased with the author's writing style (I laughed out loud AND got teary eyed in spots) and the overall story line. The main character struggles with the state of her marriage and uses an extended absence from her husband to learn about herself as a person, as a career woman, as a friend, and as a wife. She discovers physical and emotional strength she didn't know she had. She wrestles with some tough decisions and the reader is left in the dark about her choice until she reveals her decision to the other characters. The complete story was told by the time the book ended, but it would be great to have a sequel! I could relate to all of the characters in this book on many levels. A quick enjoyable read that I am recommending to all my friends.
athenagwis More than 1 year ago
Sometimes when you read a book, you can only think about how unrealistic the story is. When a story isn't set in some other world, 500 years in the past, or 1,000 years in the future, you expect to be able to relate intimately with the characters. I found that I was able to easily do this with this book. The struggles of the main character are struggles that you could imagine yourself going through, the choices she makes are real choices. Not always happy, but not always sad either. I found this story very endearing. It was a quick read, but worth much more than the price would indicate.
Deebear41071 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was going to be something not so great since it was free...one of the first things I downloaded on my new Nook. I LOVED this book. I can't believe it but I could relate to it so well. I think it was well written. Its actually a story that is believable and not far-fetched!
RNJen More than 1 year ago
I actually laughed out loud during this sweet and not-quite simple story. I have a feeling the author had to have experienced many of the events she writes about, as they are extremely accurate and believable and ellicited tons of compassion from me. I worried for Candice, laughed at (and with) her, hated and loved her friends, and waited eagerly to hear her resolution to a difficult decision. Great read!
RB50 More than 1 year ago
A great free book! Easy to read with realistic characters. Not a complicated plot but you'll feel like you're a "fly on the wall" wondering what Candice will do next. I felt the story ended abruptly though. I wanted a bit more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly read this book because it was a freebie, but once I got started I couldn't stop! Especially the last few "chapters" I just could not stop reading and when I was finally done I was so sad to see it end!! A great read!
berries674 More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this book because it was free (full book) and partly because I love polar bears. It started out decent enough, holding my interest...but then I felt like it just kept going on and on with the same dialogue and content from chapter to chapter. It became old quick, so the last 100 pages I literally skimmed just to get through it. The premise has potential...but desperately needed more development and intrigue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really surprised by this book. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great personal discovery story. I enjoyed following the main character through her trials and decisions. It was easy to celebrate with her when she discovered her own strength as a woman and person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
248 pages of 'Should I have an affair after two years of marriage or not?' If the author had left out all the 'filler', like gossiping with the girls, shopping, running out of toilet paper, sitting in the hottub, going to the gym, and other extraneous trivia, it would still be 50 pages of BORING. Gave me a serious case of narcolepsy. Will be deleting it immediately. Wasted my time.
WendyWoo73 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, and for free you can't go wrong! Grammatically, there were quite a few errors and misspellings...which I don't understand because (hello-spellcheck). It was a perfect little weekend book - nothing too time consuming and a pleasant love story.
renterA More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book much more than I thought I would for a free book. Kept my interest and couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very simple and not overcomplicated which I prefer over "deep" stories. It was an easy read, kept me interested and I really ended up enjoying it. I searched the author and found her other ebooks for .99 which is great.
Jessica711 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read from Heather Wardell, and I have since bought all of her books. I really enjoyed this book as a married 30-something. I was very happy with the way it ended, and I enjoyed the road the characters had to travel to arrive at that ending. A very good read!
Grlpants More than 1 year ago
It was a really nice book that had me guessing. The characters seemed real and they made real life decisions. She's a great writer. I'll get more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book! i downloaded it because it was free at the time but it turned out to be one of the best books i have read! i loved the characters and the details.
Hnybear711 More than 1 year ago
Book was ok i finished it becuse i had to know what happened. I did feel was dragging on at a few points.
katrincula More than 1 year ago
A good story that I think is well written. Kept my interest all the way through. A totally believable main character.
Kat1008 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down. I could relate to the story from personal experience. Kat1008
frinklesmom More than 1 year ago
Very easy read and great story until the end... I was wishing for a different ending! Ah well cant have everything!!!
PurpleLibra More than 1 year ago
My first read from my Nook, and what an excellent choice! Like others have said before, once I started it, I couldn't put it down! You become so engaged into the story, it seems as if you're reading the diary entries & emails of your best friend. The characters were very easy to relate to (everyone has a bit of Candy in us, we all know an ex like Keegan & have our supporting-to-an-extent best friend forever like Larissa). This is an absolute must read book, great for reading whenever you have time (just be prepared for it to be hard to put down!) and an excellent book to fall asleep to or read on a rainy day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since this was a freebie, I suppose I shouldn't complain. However, I do think potential readers should know that this book lacks any sort of interesting plot development and concentrates heavily on the mundane details of the main character's life (do we need to know about every trip to the gym?) I gave up halfway through and this book will probably not budge from my archive shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book to go on my new Nook and I only selected it because it was free and looked better than some of the other choices. It was awful. I continued reading because I don't like to leave a book unfinished, and I was hoping something would make it worthwhile. It didn't happen. It was a very shallow and lame story. The characters were not likeable and fake. I don't think there was a plot. Shallow was used by another reviewer and I agree. If you're looking for a good read, this isn't it.
Ellie8575 More than 1 year ago
I could relate to the characters in this story which is what moved me so much about the choices that the main character had to make - does she stay with her husband or go back to her first love? Difficult decision to make for any woman and I often found myself wondering if she would choose her first love over her husband. I was totally satisfied with the choice she made and could no longer imagine her ending up elsewhere. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. I don't really know if there is another but there deffentally should be another with just the way it ended. I started crying tears of joy at the end. I am so glad they worked things out. I wish the book never ended. I want to find out what the fresh start is like and if I could I would give you all the stars in the world.