Goddess Rules

Goddess Rules

by Clare Naylor
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Goddess Rules by Clare Naylor

Here’s the delightful new novel from Clare Naylor, whose sleeper hit Dog Handling was one of Cosmopolitan’s Best Beach Reads for 2002. Fresh and fun, The Goddess Rules is an outrageous, wry, and razor-sharp portrait of a girl who thinks her life is just fine–until she meets a woman who swears by the belief that life is meant to be fabulous.

When obsessed pet owners have pooches or kitties they want immortalized on canvas, Kate Disney is the artist of choice. From her shed (which doubles as a studio and apartment) in London’s Primrose Hill, Kate caters to the whims of the rich and famous while herself living a decidedly bohemian existence. The problem is, she has a tendency to cater to her on-again, way-off-again boyfriend as well. Jake is so erratic, that most of her friends don’t understand why she even bothers. But it’s hard to fall out of love with a man who writes her songs and calls her “Angel”–even if he disappears for weeks at a time.

Luckily for Kate, Mirabelle Moncur isn’t buying any of that claptrap. Mirri was an actress, a legend in her time. Now, at age sixty, she’s given up on fame and men and lives in Africa, where she raises lion cubs. But her reclusive nature has done nothing to dull her beauty, mar her incredible figure, or dampen her outrageous joie de vivre.

After sweeping into London to have Kate paint a portrait of her favorite cub, Mirri seizes hold of Kate’s life–from the baggy wardrobe to the hopeless taste in men. Under Mirri’s tutelage, Kate learns to dance on tables with abandon, drink like a dockworker, and flirt like a goddess. And when her old friend Louis reenters the picture, she begins to see things in a whole new light. But Mirri has secrets that hint at a less than divine future. Now it’s Kate’s turn to teach Mirri a thing or two about life, love, and being fabulous.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345478726
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,033,734
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

CLARE NAYLOR worked as an editorial assistant at a major publishing house. When her first novel, Love: A User’s Guide, was bought for the movies, she left her job to write full-time. Her other novels include Catching Alice, Dog Handling, and The Second Assistant (co-authored with Mimi Hare). She lives in England.


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Kate and Mirri Moncur's first meeting was less than auspicious the diva/screen goddess burst in on Kate and her slug-like boyfriend in an intimate moment. Nonetheless, she hires Kate to do a portrait of her pet lion cub, thus beginning a strange friendship. Rightly pegging that Kate's current off and on lover is a rat, Mirri begins teaching Kate how to enjoy real men. Under her tutelage, Kate blossoms, but then, the rug is pulled out from under Kate, and she may lose the one person she can truly love. ............. If you like Bridget Jones, then perhaps you will enjoy this book as well. However, for the most part it is populated with shallow characters who care mostly about pleasure.