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An easy read, constant, touching, but harmless, without huge surprises. Certainly not a new story, but a nice idea indeed, to tell parallely about the present and the past, both meeting in the end. Mar 17, Rotapannotta rated it did not like it. I don't really like it! It looks like some kind of cheap romance, without the romance! Mimicking the book of Genesis, this novel tells the seven-day recreation of the world of Rose, a North Dublin woman whose husband unceremoniously dumps her on April 1, after 20 years of marriage.
Feeling like an April Fool and Rip Van Winkle, Rose learns within a week how to rule her own world and create light from darkness, a daunting prospect in largely Catholic and male-dominated Ireland. While interspersed scenes from the past show the marriage souring, Rose in the present is steadied by Mimicking the book of Genesis, this novel tells the seven-day recreation of the world of Rose, a North Dublin woman whose husband unceremoniously dumps her on April 1, after 20 years of marriage. While interspersed scenes from the past show the marriage souring, Rose in the present is steadied by late-night planning sessions and drinking wine with her next-door neighbor Jane.
Jane's catering friend offers work, and Rose, a veteran cook of many family meals, eventually starts her own business—baking wedding cakes, ironically. I liked it because it was fast-paced, but the emotion of it still came through. A real feel-good success story. You cheer for Rose as she grows confident enough to refuse her husband's pleas for reconciliation and to make a success of her business, her kids, and her life on her own. I devoured this book in a few sittings - it would have been in one had life not been so busy.
This story flits between the present day and , when Rose and Ben met. The past gives us an insight into how Ben may not be the right person for Rose, but she is too blinded by love to notice.
The present day rips Rose's pain wide open for us to see it its naked form, and we can feel every nuance of pain. As the story involves children, they too are keenly affected by events, and the author deals with I devoured this book in a few sittings - it would have been in one had life not been so busy. As the story involves children, they too are keenly affected by events, and the author deals with this admirably.
But this isn't just a story about the misery of a breakdown of a marriage, there is humour, affection, love, and hope, making it a pleasure to read. This book is now out of print, so I had to source it secondhand on Amazon. I discovered this author on Twitter and researched her novels. Needless to say, the author has more books available, and as I enjoyed her writing so much, I have purchased two more of her more recent books.
This may be twenty-years-old, but it stands the test of time, and I recommend you hunting it down for an enjoyable read. One morning, without warning, Rose's husband Ben tells her he is leaving her and their three children. Shattered, she has to pick together the pieces of her life and find a way to carry on, dealing with the children's grief and anger as well as her own.
We see flashbacks over their marriage that reveal things were not as perfect as Rose may have been telling herself, all along.
This started out in a lovely, understated way, and I did enjoy it, but I was expecting something different at the end - One morning, without warning, Rose's husband Ben tells her he is leaving her and their three children. This started out in a lovely, understated way, and I did enjoy it, but I was expecting something different at the end - more of a twist, maybe. There were hints of developments at the bank, with old friend Martha that fizzled out, while the ending became dramatic in a different way. This is a touching and accurate account of a breakdown of a twenty year marriage.
Rose's journey from dependent wife to independent breadwinner is very moving, and she is a likable character, with Dunne maintaining the equilibrium between sentimentality and objectivity. My only criticism would be that the happy, inspirational ending felt empty and safe. It could have ended with much more depth. Jun 26, Yasmin rated it liked it. Very straight forward and was more facts instead of emotional. More of a "How to handle a divorce" manual. Maybe would have been better if it was written better but I could see the plot and the characters as intended but the writing was mediocre.
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