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One True Theory of Love [NOOK Book]

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The national bestselling author of Veil of Roses makes her NAL debut with a stand-out commercial women's novel that's smart, funny, sad, and uplifting.

Since the love of her life betrayed her, Meg has had a hard time putting into practice her Hokey-Pokey Theory of Life, which demands that you put your whole self in. What's the point of opening yourself up if your heart comes...
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Overview

The national bestselling author of Veil of Roses makes her NAL debut with a stand-out commercial women's novel that's smart, funny, sad, and uplifting.

Since the love of her life betrayed her, Meg has had a hard time putting into practice her Hokey-Pokey Theory of Life, which demands that you put your whole self in. What's the point of opening yourself up if your heart comes back a little more broken each time? These days, Meg and her nine-year-old son Henry are taking on the world in their own lively way, and it's enough.

Then Meg unexpectedly finds love in the form of an exotically handsome Iranian-American who befriends her and Henry over a game of chess in a coffee shop. When Meg takes another leap of faith, she begins to discover that in order to heal you have to hurt, but most of all you have to live your life and put your whole self in.


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Editorial Reviews

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Meg Clark is content with her life as a kindergarten teacher and single mom to nine-year-old Henry. She isn't looking for love, but when she meets Ahmed at the local coffee shop, she thinks love may have just found her. Set in Tucson, AZ, and ably performed by YA actress/narrator Julia Whelen, this simple romantic story by Fitzgerald (www.laurafitzgerald.com), whose first novel, Veil of Roses (2006), was an international best seller, features relatable characters and a realistic plot line different from the lavish lifestyles and extreme characters of many of today's popular romances. Though a bit slow at times, this down-to-earth tale is a pleasurable listen overall. [The audio edition of Fitzgerald's sequel to this title, Dreaming in English, will also be available from Brilliance Audio, in January 2011.—Theresa Horn, St. Joseph Cty. P.L., South Bend, IN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101014752
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 828,445
  • File size: 577 KB

Meet the Author

Laura Fitzgerald, a native of Wisconsin, lives in Arizona with her husband, who is of Iranian descent, and their two children.
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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Couldn't put it down

    i had read Laura Fitzgeralds' Veil of Roses and was very excited when i saw that she had another book. One True Theory of Love, is a great non-typical love story. It is a bit more realistic and i love how she uses different cultures in her writing. I found it hard to put the book down. I was turning the pages with great anticipation of what would happen next. I found myself highlighting a lot of the quotes used throughout the book. If you want a light enjoyable read that is not a typical love story then this is the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Charming Read

    Charming read and fun characters; easy and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Liked the quirkiness of the characters. Great fun, left a lasting impression.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    Not very compelling

    I am a huge fan of Laura Fitzgerald's Veil of Roses. In fact, it is one of my very favorite books. So I was excited to read another book by the same author. Unfortunately, this one fell rather flat for me.

    The plot involves a kindergarten teacher, Meg, whose husband left 10 years ago when she got pregnant with her son, Henry. Now she meets a new man, Ahmed, and wants to be brave enough to start a relationship with him. Meanwhile, her parents' marriage is falling apart and her sister is becoming unhappy with her life as a stay-at-home mom.

    The problem is that the characters are difficult to relate to, and some of them seem very superficially developed. Ahmed, for example, is a main character, but we get more descriptions of how rock-hard his physique is than really what he is like, except that of course he's the nicest guy in the world and would be the best replacement dad for Meg's son. He's predictably perfect, but I didn't really feel like I knew him or how he was feeling. Meg herself was personable, but not really compelling. And she sometimes made decisions that made no sense with her character, just so that the plot would have a few more twists.

    In addition, all of the major plot points felt anticlimactic. The romance develops rather matter-of-factly, and the other twists and turns were too easy to predict to be exciting. Fitzgerald says that she wrote the book about people in transition, and I guess that's true, but I didn't find it very interesting to watch those changes.

    My advice? Read Veil of Roses instead.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    enjoyable easy read

    I found this book a nice way to unwind at the end of the day when I'm too tired to read anything more demanding. I had a few objections to the way the main character interacted with her young son and the fact that this never got addressed by the author. But, that made for good discussion at book club. I would read another book by this author.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Sounded good, but REALLY boring

    I was taken by the synopsis, but could barely get through it! I kept trying, but couldn't wait to get to the next book--not a good indication of a enjoyable read. Okay, so I am pretty fussy. I love a good story with good characters, but the writing really has to be smart and engaging. Not so with this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

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    LoveLoveLove!

    This book was an amazing read. It was romantic, charming and lovely. If you like romance with a tad bit of suspense, this is for you. Amazing :)

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