Your Roots are Showing

Your Roots are Showing

by Elise Chidley
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Overview

Your Roots are Showing by Elise Chidley

Lizzie Buckley has a life many women dream of - a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home and darling (when they're not fighting) three-year-old twins. But ever since the birth of her children, she's had a fantasy about locking herself in her bedroom for twenty-four hours with a good book and a box of chocolates.


Unfortunately, her husband James doesn't understand her feelings. And when Lizzie unburdens herself in a flaming email to her sister Janie, then hits send at the wrong moment and accidentally shoots it off to James instead, her fairytale life gets a big dose of reality. With the word "divorce" ringing in her ears, Lizzie finds herself moving out and embarking on a totally different life - working hard to reinvent herself as a runner, a gardener, and a writer of children's books.


But despite transforming her body, her neglected career, and her libido (courtesy of the local landscape gardener), Lizzie can't get over her soon-to-be ex. As Lizzie discovers, sometimes the fairytale ending is just the beginning of the real story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446543071
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 732,977
File size: 462 KB

About the Author

Elise Chidley was born in Swaziland and lived in England before moving to the US. This is her first novel but her previous short stories have been nominated for the Nadine Gordimer Award and the Ian St. James Award. Elise lives with her husband and three children in Connecticut.

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Your Roots are Showing 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
StaceyTN More than 1 year ago
I could not put my nook down. This is a lovely story with such an unexpected ending. I enjoyed it so much, I can't stop thinking about it. This would make an awesome movie.
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nalont More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time putting this one down! Related to the main character completely. So well written!
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anne00 More than 1 year ago
Sort of an interesting read - might want to check it out.
McCreamy More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I had a hard time putting it down. I had a hard time with the main character, as she made a lot of decisions that I don't know if I would have. But, it was an interesting. I read it in a weekend, and I would lend it to others.
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I can indirectly relate to Lizzie, and it was so nice seeing her transform into a stronger woman. Lizzie is a true inspiration to all women. No matter what Lizzie's life throws her way, she comes through and ends up stronger. I was very happy with the ending, although I didn't predict it ending that way. I loved this book, and would read it over and over.
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keri21 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I think a lot of us tend to forget what we have right in front of us in that "grass is greener" fantasy, so I enjoyed reading a book that explored that scenario. And I especially like that it was from a woman's perspective - rather than the typical "man's mid-life crisis" angle. Great book!!!
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Rei_23 More than 1 year ago
i thought it was a good read. the language was a little difficut to understand at first. i loved lizzies transformation through the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose this book on a whim and am so glad I did. I read it from cover to cover within just a few days. It's a well-written book that almost any mom can relate to (especially moms with young children). Main character Lizzie's issues with depression and love are believable and engaging. I laughed out loud and cried real tears while reading this, and I sincerely hope Elise Chidley has another book in the works soon!
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MidwestMom More than 1 year ago
I'm stumped as to why this book does not have more reviews...it's the best one I've read in a long time (I read 2-3 per week). I fell in love with the characters. It's got it all....romance, heart ache, humor. I was hooked within the first few pages and could not put it down. I can't wait for another book by Elise Chidley.
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