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Good Things
Good Things
Author: Mia King
Deidre McIntosh became famous for teaching women to live simple, and simply live-ironic for a woman who thrives on the chaos of a television career and shares a home with her best friend, the one man she can count on, who happens to be gay.But when her Seattle cooking and lifestyle show gets bumped off the air, and her best guy moves in with his...  more »
ISBN: 108775
Publication Date: 2006
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Publisher: Berkely Books
Book Type: Paperback
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At 40, single and the host of Live Simple and Seattle's Martha Stewart, Deidre McIntosh is living the good life - until she's not. Suddenly, as a younger, thinner, and blonder and wealthier Marla launches a competing show Deirdre's life comes apart. Deirdre's show is cancelled. And as she's mourning with a pint of icecream, she's evicted from her beautiful apartment.

It's a stroke of luck leads her to meet Kevin. After a chance encounter, he offers her the use of his cabin by Lake Wish. Surprising herself, Deirdre accepts Kevin's offer. As she spends time in Lake Wish and living simply, Deirdre slowly regains confidence and starts building her life again. And as she does so, she comes across love.

I thoroughly enjoyed Good Things! The tone and style was reminiscent of Watermelon by Marian Keyes. Like Watermelon, I had found Good Things serendipitously and found myself chuckling and unwilling to put it down.

Deirdre is a sympathetic character and I found myself hoping that things would work out for her, silently cheering with each small victory. Kevin is an ideal romantic lead, too. I thought it great fun go through each of the small hurdles that came their way.

I'd rate Good Things 4.5 out of 5 and would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, romantic read! It'd be great on the beach, at the park, or just lazing around at home.