Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo

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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.

Ian leaves for a month-long contract overseas, and Candice plans to use the time apart to decide whether her marriage can...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456347185
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/24/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

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    Enjoyable read on many levels

    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.

    113 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

    A Touchingly Realistic Story

    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.

    53 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2010

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    Surprisingly great!

    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!

    40 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    Realistic Story

    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.

    28 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

    Great read!

    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!

    27 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

    Eh...kinda repetitive and elementary

    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.

    17 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2010

    Great!

    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!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2010

    A good find

    I was really surprised by this book. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2010

    Personal Strength

    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.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

    Really enjoyed!

    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!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    Boring! Boring! Boring!

    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.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Ok

    Book was ok i finished it becuse i had to know what happened. I did feel was dragging on at a few points.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    Great book!

    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!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cute Story

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

    Actually enjoyed reading this.

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2010

    Delightful

    A good story that I think is well written. Kept my interest all the way through. A totally believable main character.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Good until the end!

    Very easy read and great story until the end... I was wishing for a different ending! Ah well cant have everything!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    highly recommended!

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Great Read

    I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down. I could relate to the story from personal experience.
    Kat1008

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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