Book Reviews of Emily Ever After

Emily Ever After
Emily Ever After
Author: May Vanderbilt, Anne Dayton
ISBN-13: 9780385514637
ISBN-10: 0385514638
Publication Date: 6/7/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Tried to get into, but this book had too many references to Christianity on behalf of the characters for me. Until I started the book, I wasn't aware it was Christian fiction.
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Helpful Score: 2
Although well written, I didn't enjoy the novel at all. I found myself groaning, and wishing that it would end quickly. I see how some would enjoy it, but it's not my kind of chick lit.
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Helpful Score: 2
Tried to get into, but this book had too many references to Christianity on behalf of the characters for me. Until I started the book, I wasn't aware it was Christian fiction.
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Helpful Score: 2
Tried to get into, but this book had too many references to Christianity on behalf of the characters for me. Until I started the book, I wasn't aware it was Christian fiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
Delightful Christian Chick Lit......enjoyed the writing style of these two young authors! Great summer beach read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute book. Christain chick lit.

When smalltown California native Emily Hinton lands an editorial assistant position at a "world-famous" publishing house, she hangs a Bible verse in her cubicle, vows not to get drunk on weekends and begins her quest to build a glamorous and Christian life in the Big Apple. Her first day results in a meet-cute with one of the company's only other Christians, putative "total goody-goody" Bennett Edward Wyeth III, and pretty soon Emily and Bennett are an item. Enter, via e-mail, her elementary school crush, Jacob, who writes cleverly charming missives even as Bennett's stock is falling because his faith starts to seem insincere. But Emily's own faith is never explored: isn't there more to religion than prohibitions against heavy petting and Jell-O shots? The only convincingly devout Christian around is Emily's uncle, Matthew, who runs a mission in Times Square. Emily natters on, never seeming spiritual so much as prissy and pious, and by the time things come to a headEmily's boss considers publishing an antitraditional marriage screed, and she must decide whether to protest or to stay quietmost readers will have had enough of her.
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Excellent Christian chick lit about a girl who moves from a small town in California to NYC. Gets a job in publishing, learns how to keep her beliefs in the midst of compromises.
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This is about a girl from a small town who moves to the busy life of NYC.
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A wholesome "chick lit" novel. A very contemporary heroine. Overall, a good, light read that still has a message about faith.
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I'm maybe a little too old for this book- it was given to me by a friend when I was planning to move to New York- but its a nice, if implausible, story.
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Completely awesome book! I love the story and can totally relate to Emily. I couldn't put the book down! I highly recommend any book by May and Anne.
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I really, really loved this book! It is so good!
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A cute and humorous book geared toward young Christians. Althought I had a little trouble relating to it I still really enjoyed it.
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I couldn't agree more with Patti R. This book WAS well-written, and I will read more of their books... that is, if they can learn how to resolve their character's issues! Isn't that what truly makes Christian chick-lit, or just general Christian literature? What good is a book if the seriously flawed character is actually never confronted about her flaws, not even by the authors? If this question doesn't perturb you, pick up this book. You'll like it, I promise! :) However if you, like me, think my question is a valid one, move on to Erynn Mangum's trilogy. It's as satisfying as a pumpkin latte during a snowstorm! :D
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Very good book! A story of a Woman living on her own for the first time in the city as a Christian Woman!
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I thought this book was quite enjoyable. Who hasn't fantasized about starting a new life? It is a good reminder that usually we don't have to look too far to find happiness, though.
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This is a good novel. It is Christian Based and really good reflection of life out of college and the decisions you face while living on your own.
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While I liked the book--it was okay--I don't think it was the best Christian Chick Lit I've read. I felt like the authors missed the mark on many of the characters and didn't resolve many of Emily's issues.
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From the Publisher
Emily Hinton needs out. She comes from a small town in California where the church handbell choir concert passes for a decent way to spend a Saturday and she's known all the boys since kindergarten. She dreams of sophisticated people, love, and Louis Vuitton. When she lands a job at the world-famous publishing house Morrow & Sons in New York, she knows that she is finally on her way. She packs her bags, says good-bye, and sets out for Manhattan, where she will fit in even if it kills her.

In spite if her naïveté, she quickly becomes friends with the girls at work and begins to learn a thing or two about how things are done in Manhattan. She soon attracts the attention of the handsome Bennett, who, according to her friends, is a goody-goody who attends church every Sunday. What her friends regard as a "tragic waste" is just what Emily has been looking for, and she is soon swept into a whirlwind romance. An overnight visit to his parents' home at Thanksgiving and his seemingly idle flirtation with one of her colleagues, however, give her second thoughts about what Bennett really wants. Her uncertainty about her feelings escalates even more when one of the hometown boys she left behind reappears in her life. Emily's life at the office is also becoming complicated: an ambitious editor is breaking all the rules to publish a controversial book that demeans everything Emily believes in. The crisis comes to a head when she has to stand up for what she knows is right and risk losing it all.

Balancing her passion for the glitz and glamour of New York with her determination to live by her morals in the challenging world of a young Manhattanite turns out to be much moredifficult than Emily ever imagined. Her roundabout quest for happiness will endear her to readers ready to move beyond the clichés and easy answers of most chick-lit novels.

Synopsis
Emily Hinton needs out. She comes from a small town in California where the church handbell choir concert passes for a decent way to spend a Saturday and shes known all the boys since kindergarten. She dreams of sophisticated people, love, and Louis Vuitton. When she lands a job at the world-famous publishing house Morrow & Sons in New York, she knows that she is finally on her way. She packs her bags, says good-bye, and sets out for Manhattan, where she will fit in even if it kills her.

In spite if her naïveté, she quickly becomes friends with the girls at work and begins to learn a thing or two about how things are done in Manhattan. She soon attracts the attention of the handsome Bennett, who, according to her friends, is a goody-goody who attends church every Sunday. What her friends regard as a tragic waste is just what Emily has been looking for, and she is soon swept into a whirlwind romance. An overnight visit to his parents home at Thanksgiving and his seemingly idle flirtation with one of her colleagues, however, give her second thoughts about what Bennett really wants. Her uncertainty about her feelings escalates even more when one of the hometown boys she left behind reappears in her life. Emilys life at the office is also becoming complicated: an ambitious editor is breaking all the rules to publish a controversial book that demeans everything Emily believes in. The crisis comes to a head when she has to stand up for what she knows is right and risk losing it all.

Balancing her passion for the glitz and glamour of New York with her determination to live by her morals in the challenging world of a youngManhattanite turns out to be much more difficult than Emily ever imagined. Her roundabout quest for happiness will endear her to readers ready to move beyond the clichés and easy answers of most chick-lit novels.