To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

by Jane Green
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To Have And To Hold 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
blevinsgirl More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Jane Green, and this book is just another example of why. Her characters make you fall in love with them, make you want to be their best friend, and make you feel a true loss when you finish the book and realize you have to say goodbye to these people. Grab a cup of tea, and build a fire, once you pick this book up you will be in it for the long haul...get comfy:)
jwheelzJW More than 1 year ago
I grabbed this book after seeing it on the shelves for a long time, reading some good reviews, the plot seemed interesting, and, to be honest, I thought the cover was interesting. It's not that this book was bad, I enjoyed the writing and the characters, I just couldn't get into it. I had to put it down and pick it back up several times in a span of two months which is rare for me if I find a good book. I think the main problem for me was that the book never had a moment that I was fully engrossed in it. It seemed to take a while to get anywhere. Lots of unnecessary details and slow moving. He kept cheating and reforming and cheating and reforming every chapter. It only really got exciting toward the end (although I really wanted her to tell him off) and by that time my opinion of the book had already been made. Overall everything was just okay. The characters were likable enough, I was mildly into the plot and what would happen next but nothing to write home about. I don't regret reading it but I wouldn't add it to my favorites. I would recommend it as a light summer read.
Marianna Bracco More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun reading this book! The characters become your buddies and you keep wonder what would happen w them after the book is done. Reallly entertaining
MYY More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even finish the book. It never really got interesting; cheating husband, they move to NY, husband keeps cheating. Blah blaah, I kept waiting for her to meet someone new but seriously took too long and it seemed as if it kept going in circles somehow, pretty much never-ending. When I pick up a book I always read it until the end whether I like it or not, but I just couldn't continue on with this one. "Straight Talking" was a far better book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Its my favorite Jane Green book by far! I dont see how anyone could give it a BAD rating. The Alice was sweet and trusting and her husband was a jerk. How can a man treat such a kind woman that way is beyond me but it is somthing that happens to many woman everyday! Its sad but its def a reality novel. It was a fast paced easy read. I reccomend it to any woman!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a lot of fun to read. I had a hard time putting it down and ended up reading it in 4 days. The author does a great job building the story, describing the characters and their personalities and painting their environment and surroundings. I found myself immediately rooting for the main character. I would recommend this book to anyone and I can't wait to read some of Jane Green's other books!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
If you love Jane Green, you must read this book! Editorial reviews are bullocks on this one.
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feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
To Have and to Hold is a standalone, chick-lit novel written by author Jane Green. This story follows Alice and her seemingly "dream come true" life with her high school crush-now-husband Joe. How do you know if a relationship is healthy for you? Well I guess you would start off by not completely losing who you are in the process. Alice slowly comes to this realization as Joe's significant faults are discovered. However, Alice is not without her own faults, and her relationships with old and new friends are also integrated within this story as life comes full-circle for her. The plot of To Have and to Hold is not remarkable or life-changing, but I found it quite entertaining! Even with the frustration that comes with watching someone be wronged over and over again, Ms. Green ensures that her readers laugh and feel the comfort and satisfaction that comes with witnessing someone find the peace they so deserve. I really enjoyed this book and if you enjoy Jane Green's writing style, you'll likely enjoy it too! My favorite quote: "I saw it and thought you'd love it, and rose quartz is supposed to bring love into your life." Joe raises an eyebrow. "Sorry, Joe. I didn't mean a new love. It's just meant to make everything more loving I think. Not you, just, Oh God." Emily stumbles. "I think it is meant to make your life nice, OK?" "Oh Emily, stop being so silly. Whatever it's supposed to do, it's lovely. Help me put it on." Alice bends her head forward for Emily to do up the clasp. "Oh and the woman in the shop said you have to program it first." Emily adds as an afterthought. "You have to clean it by dropping it into water and vinegar, then leave it in direct sunlight for a day, then stare at it while you clear your mind and envision a clear white light going through it. Then it's yours and clean, but you mustn't let anyone else touch it or it'll become impure." "Emily," Joe says quietly. "Yes?" "When exactly did you lose your mind?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story.
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I love this book.
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What happened to Ms. Green?... Book are substandard for the money see wants for her books........maybe some thing like the .99 cent.
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By same name?
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Don't waste your moneybor time.
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risuena More than 1 year ago
I don't think this is one of Jane Green's better books. The story could have conveyed the same message in fewer pages. I felt the story dragged like I got the point already, about the main character being submissive and her husband's unchanging ways. Harry's role in the story was predictable as was the ending. The things I liked reading about were how strong Alice's friendships were, how Josie got what she deserved, and how Alice became herself (stronger and more comfortable in her own skin which took forever). It was a realistic story, just hard to finish because of the repetition and I didn't care for the characters much.
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