Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: Your Roots are Showing by Elise Chidley

Goodreads: Lizzie Buckley has a life many women dream of - a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home and darling (when they're not fighting) three-year-old twins. But ever since the birth of her children, she's had a fantasy about locking herself in her bedroom for twenty-four hours with a good book and a box of chocolates.

Unfortunately, her husband James doesn't understand her feelings. And when Lizzie unburdens herself in a flaming email to her sister Janie, then hits send at the wrong moment and accidentally shoots it off to James instead, her fairytale life gets a big dose of reality. With the word "divorce" ringing in her ears, Lizzie finds herself moving out and embarking on a totally different life - working hard to reinvent herself as a runner, a gardener, and a writer of children's books.

But despite transforming her body, her neglected career, and her libido (courtesy of the local landscape gardener), Lizzie can't get over her soon-to-be ex. As Lizzie discovers, sometimes the fairytale ending is just the beginning of the real story.

Kritters Thoughts: Well, it seems as though I am going from one Brit book to another. After reading this book, I enjoyed The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes even better. This Brit book was a little much. I was overwhelmed with the language that I could not understand AT ALL.

If you are one to read and enjoy all the Brit things - this one would be great for you.

And for the story - the beginning and the middle were great. I was in love with how it was unfolding, but the ending just hit me sideways and came and went to fast.

SO I would pass this book along to my friends who enjoy all things Brit and are ok with an ending that comes very quick and leaves you wondering what in the world happened!

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Pages: 384 pages

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1 comment :

  1. Great review. It really is frustrating when you have trouble with a book because you are trying to navigate through cultural or language differences.

    I am intrigued by the synopsis - I can totally relate to the desire to lock myself in a room with a book and chocolate!


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