I was disappointed in this book after reading The Ivy Chronicles. It just seemed unrealistic...and seemed like it was written in a hurry.
Interesting story of a woman who bites off more than she can chew when she inherits custody of her housekeeper's eleven year old granddaughter on top of being CEO of a demanding multi-million dollar company and wife of a powerful mover and shaker in his own right.
The best lesson of this book is the "rule of two." Love, Career, Children: pick two. I found this to be so true of women in the world today wanting and having it all and needing to prove to themselves and everyone that they can have it all. It can be done, but unfortunately, not without consequences.
I recommend this book to all women, who are living life in the fast lane. Remember to take a moment and reflect on your life and to assess that your life's passions are the things you are devoting your time and energy to.
This book is a page turner. Karen Quinn brought humor and touching struggles into her novel. The main character must decide between her career, marriage and children as many women must.
A poor version of a "Lifetime" or "Hallmark Channel" movie, at best - complete with fast-forwarding over plotlines (e.g. "two years later...") and stereotypical characters. There were a lot of ridiculous situations crammed into this book. Two characters get their comeuppance via goat. Why is there a goat? Oh, you know, sometimes people show up with goats. But like a bad movie you can't help but watch, I had to read the whole thing because it was just so silly.
i was terribly disappointed in this book! I was only able to stomach 130 pages or so before I was so disgusted with the character I had to put the book down. Shame too because I thought Ivy Chronicles was really good.