The Next Best Thing - Sarah Long Reviews
Description:ISBN 1844131815 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Sarah Long / Edition: Export Ed / Paperback / 400 Pages / Book is published 2005-03 by Century
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At thirty - five, Jane realises something rather disturbing. She ...
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by - written on 23/11/10 (Very useful, 67 readings)
Jane is a freelance translator, struggling to maintain a work/life balance while constantly attending to the needs (and whims) of her husband Will, and their daughter Liberty. Every so often, in true escapist fashion, Jane spends an indulgent afternoon at the cinema, and it's here she meets laid-back Rupert who makes her question her own life, values and aspirations... Rupert just happens to be engaged to her best friend Lydia, who seems to only want him for her own selfish purposes, but Jane can see beyond Rupert's financial status, to the sensitive and unmaterialistic man he is. Throughout the book not much actually happens. It's very strange ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/05/09 (Very useful, 74 readings)
***The Plot*** Jane is a freelance translator who juggles deadlines with taking care of daughter Liberty and the home that she shares with her and partner Will. On one of her escapist trips to the cinema, she bumps into Rupert, who is also beginning to wonder whether life is really as good as he can hope for. He is engaged to Lydia, who coincidentally is an old friend of Jane's. As Jane and Rupert's paths continue to cross, will either of them realise that settling for the next best thing isn't always the best option? The plot probably sounds dull from my quick description of it, but the author does manage to make a fairly good book out of it. At almost ... Read the complete review
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