This book was just so-so. I really had to struggle to finish it. Didn't seem to hold my attention much. Confusing names between the 2 main characters Maddie and Izzie. I was constantly wondering which one was which.
Great book about two married with kids woman who are adjusting to country life amongst other things.Much better that I had expected it to be.
I absolutely loved this book. It was a nice surprise. I was trying to get free shipping on Amazon so just put a few extra books in to get to the $25 minimum order. This was a real delight. It was a bit slow to begin with, but not for long at all. It picked up momentum and didn't slow down again! It was a really fast read, although it's 400 pages in length, I couldn't put it down. It's about two women who move from the big city of London to the country and find themselves fast companions amongst the sea of the "stepford wives" of the country. After a horrible tragedy strikes, the women become closer and find out how powerful and smart they both are. It's a light, fun story, but also uplifting and makes you want to invent something or start your own business. It's a great book. I am so glad I discovered it!
I thoroughly got engrossed in this book. A wonderful tale of how sometimes life can take you in directions you never thought possible. I loved the tale of the friendship as well. Not some sappy love story this is all about Friendship and Bussiness.
If you are an anglophile this is the book for you. I don't know about anyone else but, I usually have trouble getting into books that are about people in England. I know what a nappie and fag is but, I have to think about it and this impedes my story comprehension. I didn't have that problem with this book the characters are engaging and interesting so you keep reading to find out if everything turns out in the end. Makes you want to call your best friend and set up a "girls weekend".
Very interesting story about too unlikely friends with a lot of plot twists and a lot of fun.
This is one of my favorite books of all time! I just loved it so much! I don't want to let it go!
I liked this book- it was a fun read.
a bit slow at first, but a good chic lit read
A very fun read! A little slow to start, but good the rest of the way through.
Great title. But the book didnt live up to it.
Cute book, it took a little to get into it but then I really liked it.
Great Brit Chick Lit. Best I've read in years and I've never even laid eyes on Jimmy Choos. Not much use in Montana mud.
I loved this book. It wasn't what I expected it to be about becuase once again I picked up a book that I didn't really read the back. But I can tell you last night I couldn't put it down and just had to finish it!
I really liked this book. "If you love laughter, romance and all things British, you'll adore this book."
In rural Ringford, England, the smalltown snobbery of the "Mercedes Mums" sets the standard, but two London transplants, Maddy Hoare, a prickly, wealthy housewife, and Izzie Stock, a free-spirited, lovably disorganized freelancer, realize they share a maverick sensibility. When Maddy discovers a recipe for healing balm in an old family journal, what begins as an experiment becomes a lucrative, trend-setting enterprise she and Izzie run together, as women all over England buy Paysage Enchanté. Despite their increasingly public lives, neither Maddy nor Izzie can escape the everydayIzzie's marriage is struggling, and Maddy, who is newly widowed, must figure out how to handle her affectionate French cousin, Jean Luc. Plus, both women have young children. To add to their troubles, Pru, their PR adviser, insists that they stick to an "earth-mother" imagethe polar opposite of their urban style. A warm, genuine friendshipalong with a successful cosmetics linedevelops in this refreshing debut, a pseudonymous collaboration from Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders.
I absolutely LOVED this book!
two women are forced to leave the city life of London when their husbands need to move to the country for their careers...Maddy and Izzie meet and could be the answer to each others' prayers...experience their friendship and how they deal with their new lives...good chick lit
Two women who couldn't seem more different strike up a friendship when both are forced to move to the English countryside for their respective husbands' careers and immediately recognize their shared longing for the city streets they left behind. If you love laughter, romance, and all things British, you'll love this book.
If you love laughter, romance, and all things British, you'll adore this book. When life gives you lemons...spike the damn lemonade. 2 unlikely women find friendship...self-confessed bohemian Izzie Stock and private-schooled and privileged Maddy Hoare become friends!
If you love laughter, romance, and all things British, yo'll adore this book. Sue Margolis, author
This book has slight wear on the edge of the cover. Not major.
This is a duplicate book I own, so I haven't read it yet myself.
When life gives you lemons spike the danm lemonage
Self-confessed bhoemian Izzie stock prefrers cargo pants to Danna Karan and has never seen a coffee shop she didn't like. Private-schooled and privileged, Maddy Hoare can name the best boutiques in Paris and is convined proper English civilization ends at the London city limits.
These two women couldn't seem more different until, forced to move to the English countryside for their respective husbands' careers, they meet at a luncheon with the local Stepford wives contingent- and immediately recognize their shared longing for the city streets they left behind. In this bizarro world of parish fairs and cow crossings, Izzie and Maddy may just be each other's last hope. But a tragedy is brewing...and together with a secret stash of French beauty secrets, some foul-smelling weeds, and a lot of excellent wine, the bonds of this unique friendship are about to turn the world they got stuck with into one they wouldn't trade for anything.