Like her previous books, in this book again the protagonist is a strong willed female. And this novel is special the me. Meet the women of the Happy Endings Book Club as they celebrate Christmas, and themselves, in London, Paris, Vienna, New York, Sydney … and in love. It has been good to me. Do we even see with our eyes? So, in the end I gave this book three stars because I really liked those two stories they were very well-written and had a wonderful sense of whimsy to them. It's not usually a genre that I read a lot of.
And those old-school doctors usually know a thing or two. But more than that … I hope you come away from it asking yourself, how do I see myself? I downloaded this book expecting a Take Two type of read, only this time set in Tahiti, but instead found myself immersed in the story of a woman who was battling fertility treatments and the unfulfilled desire to be a mother. Also, there was no denying my aversion to glare and my night blindness, two main symptoms. All the female characters were really likeable, but the thing I didn't like in the style of the book was that as soon as I got to enjoy a charachter's story, it changed to another character. But things are about to change. Michi can't bear looking at her family, while Clementine is blind to what's right in front of her.
De Vries does a solid job at capturing both the fascinating and frustrating aspects of this complex character, but I had some problems with the book. This Christmas, the women of the Happy Endings Book Club are about to uncover a world of love and magic as they discover how to have their own happy ending. She took more wider shots of the retina and then put them all on a memory stick for me. They all love a happy ending, but have lost sight of how to get their own. Once a month, seven very different women come together to discuss books. I normally go to an optometrist in the town where my mother lives.
Youth is celebrated, embraced, feted. Despite no history of it in my family, it can occur. What would be would be. I spend a lot of time naked, wandering the house, hanging out literally with my guy. Her characterisation as always speaks volumes about a woman. I do remember how excited he was. They all love a happy ending, but have lost sight of how to get their own.
Why try to beat it, deny it or ignore it? Out of all the ladies stories, I liked Eva's story the best. Finally she left me alone for a while. Into me, each and every day. Aware that her prospects were dim, she lied about her family and background, in the hope of securing herself a favorable marriage. The writing was quite poor and the sentences disjointed; thirty pages in and I was still wondering what the story was. Sadie doesn't see the beauty inside people.
The Happy Endings Book Club is a group of women who need a little encouragement and uplifting. That's my opinion, and it's not to say the book is bad, because it's not. Who although loved her was not a very overly romantic person. Rating: 3 stars Review: I had been really looking forward to reading this because these seven London women who had formed a book club had realized that they were tired of fading into the background or tired of living a dreary life and had wanted more out of their lives. One thing I knew, whether or not I lost my sight, this was an opportunity to gain greater insight.
A book club in the nearby bookstore binds these ladies together. The Happy Endings Book Club tells the stories of several women in different stages of their lives, on and around the same Christmas one year. I enjoyed each of the womens stories but felt that other than the tenuous link of the bookclub which only really surfaced at the beginning and end of the book there was no other real link. Being only 21, I sometimes felt a bit too young to really 'get' the story and its characters that's why Jane's post really helped me , but it was still such. I am the mother… I will move into the crone with grace. I would enter certain restaurants or bars and feel like a dinosaur. The book is well written and clever; it's just the quirkiest, oddest book I've ever read.
Some have been waiting for years. And Eva looks for romance. Suddenly my quirky collection of vintage clothing seemed ridiculous. This is a story about seven different woman who are part of the happy endings book club. I loved reading Michi's story and the c. I know, I wrote the book… but c'mon, all authors rate their books on here.
The next few days passed in a haze of relief and joy. I like what I see now. It was one of those profound moments where you feel connected to everything, yourself especially. I thought there were several good quotes scattered throughout, and that helped with the overall enjoyment. I thought it was an okay book. One minute I was clearly visible, with the confidence of a woman who knows that.