The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

by Elizabeth Noble
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The Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble

What makes a house a home?

For Eve Gallagher, home is miles away in England since she and her husband relocated to an apartment building on New York's Upper East Side. And life isn't coming up roses.

What makes a neighbor a friend?

Violet has lived in the building for decades, but she's always kept herself apart, until Eve's loneliness touches her heart.

What makes a wife a lover?

Jason Kramer in apartment 6A is no longer sure he loves his wife, but he's head over heels for Rachel Schulman in 6B.

What makes the girl next door the woman of your dreams?

Meeting Emily Mikanowski from 3A turns Trip Grayling's world upside down. It's love at first sight, but he needs help from Charlotte, the shy romance novel addict in 2A, if he's going to get his girl.

What they all have in common is an address, but it is also a home where their lives and secrets intertwine. Come in and enjoy this bittersweet story of friendship and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439154830
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Noble is the internationally bestselling author of The Reading Group, The Friendship Test, Alphabet Weekends, and Things I Want My Daughters to Know. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two daughters.


Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey, England

Date of Birth:

December 22, 1968

Place of Birth:

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England


B.A., St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, 1990

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The Girl Next Door 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out my full review at Kritters Ramblings Everyone has neighbors, no matter where they live, you could have many or a few; they could be very close or far away, but this fictional book dives into the relationships we can have with our neighbors and how if we were to just get to know them a little, the impact they could have on our lives.  Taking place in a co-op apartment building in New York City, there are quiet a few residents and some have a lot in common and they don't even know it.  
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This is the second book I read by Elizabeth Noble and I plan to get more! I loved this book. It was a very quick and pleasant read. I loved all the characters and their stories. I highly recommend it!
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AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
Internationally best-selling author Elizabeth Noble was born in Britain and recently moved to the United States with her husband. Other titles include: The Reading Group, The Friendship Test, and Alphabet Weekends. She resides in New York. Ed Gallagher's promotion forces a move from the U.K. to New York, so he and his wife, Eve, are thrilled to find the perfect apartment, though Eve feels secluded and alone, struggling to meet people, until she befriends Violet Wallace, an 82-year-old fellow Englishwoman in her building who relays to her the story of how she got to Manhattan. Meanwhile, trust fund baby Jackson Grayling III has fallen in love with Emily Mikanowski, a quiet beauty living downstairs, while Emily's downstairs neighbor and friend, the nearly invisible Charlotte, works up the nerve to speak to Che, the Cuban doorman. The Kramers and Schulmans, married couples with young children, struggle with two sets of very different marital problems. The Girl Next Door draws you into the intertwining loves, lives, and loss of an Upper East Side, NY apartment complex and its inhabitants. I don't know fully what to make of this book. I spent the first half feeling like a fly on the wall, listening in on mundane trivial lives, and the last half engaged to the hilt, rooting for a happy ending. There are several characters in this book, but the author tells you at each section which head you are in, making it easier to follow the many stories. This is really a women's fiction with romantic elements. The stories were sad, sweet, heart-breaking, maddening, and sometimes just boring. I'm afraid I can't say too much without giving away the whole plot, but it really makes you wonder if someone truly does have it all, what's actually in the mind of the person next to you, and just what really goes on in the lives of your neighbors. Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer
charlottesweb93 More than 1 year ago
The Girl Next Door is an absolutely delightful read. The characters, even with warts and all, are very likeable and easy to relate to. Elizabeth Noble uses her incredible talents to paint the story of this New York City co-op and it's people. Their triumphs and their tribulations. It is very easy to imagine this delightful book as a movie. It would make the perfect chick flick and one I would love to pay money to see. The book does not hit the shelves until late December, but it would be the perfect book to curl up with after the dishes are done and all of the presents have been unwrapped. Very enjoyable.