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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

REVIEW for Nearly-Weds

A great big thank you goes out to author Jane Costello for being kind enough to send me a copy of her new book.

TITLE: The Nearly-Weds
AUTHOR: Jane Costello

GENRE: Chick Lit

RATING: 4 Stars
I have read every book written by author Jane Costello and Nealy Weds is right up there as a favorite.

We first meet Zoe - she is heading to Boston to become a nanny, after she was unceremoniously dumped by her fiance Jason.

As soon as I met Zoe, I knew she would be a character that I would truly enjoy. The letter written by her mother was absolutely hilarious and I liked the fact that although Zoe was a bit of a ditz about the US (she was from the UK) she was NOT a silly, one dimensional character. I do have to wonder about the whole UK thing vs US thing - are the two so really different? In the first part of the book, Zoe spends much of time absolutely confused by all the differences in the two countries. Being from a country other than the US, I do see some differences, but frankly, when I am in the US, I do spend a lot of time with a stun look on my face - which is what author Costello does with Zoe. This got a tad annoying at times, but is a very minor criticism of the storyline.

The relationship between Zoe and her two charges is actually heartwarming and I truly loved the fact that the author chose NOT to make these kids the devil's own - as we have been seeing in so many novels lately.

The relationship between Zoe and Ryan was somewhat predictable, but is so romantic and cute that I really got hooked into it.

The writing, as always is A-1 and I cannot say how much I enjoyed this book.


bermudaonion said...

I don't think the US and UK are different enough to stun anyone, but I might be wrong, since I've never been to the UK.

Wall-to-wall books said...

*Oh this does sound good, and funny! Thanks for the great review!

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