First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. Then it's every woman for herself....
Every Woman for Herself is a hilarious account of divorce and dating from Sunday Times best seller Trisha Ashley. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews, the country setting and rom-com storyline make this the perfect summer companion.
When Charlie's husband Matt tells her that he wants a divorce she has to start from scratch. Suddenly single, broke, and approaching 40 she is forced to return to her childhood home in the Yorkshire moors.
Living with her father and eccentric siblings could be considered a challenge but soon Charlie finds her new life somewhat refreshing. Now that she's single she's got no need to dye her roots nor to be the perfect wife and she can return to her first love - painting.
But just as she begins to feel settled, handsome, bad-tempered actor Mace North moves in down the road and starts mixing things up for Charlie in more ways than one....
©2015 Trisha Ashley (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"One of the best writers around!" (Katie Fforde)
"Full of down-to-earth humour." (Sophie Kinsella)
"A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best" (Carole Matthews)
In Every Woman for Herself the main character Charlie, named for Charlotte Bronte, seems to be on a 'journey' to find her own strength through adversity. She has a family of siblings all also named for the other Bronte siblings, by their Bronte obsessed father; but there is a twist waiting here!
The book is mostly set in Yorkshire, which I suppose is essential for the Bronte connection. It is peppered with the alternative magazine articles that Charlie is writing to entertain herself. It has some almost black comedy to do with squashed watermelons. I think Trisha Ashley could win prizes for the originality of some of ideas. The narrator is absolutely fine too.
All in all, quite a complex story line, with lots of characters who play a small but important part in the plot. There are also some main central characters who all live happily ever after, or alternatively get what they deserve!
I loved the story but really didn't like the way the reader spoke the men's part. just read the story! don't do voices.
loved it very good storyline made me smile and laugh out loud on several occasions
I have not read the print version of this book so I am afraid I am unable to comment on how it compares to the audio book version
I think it is similar to a lot of romantic fiction writers out there.
I enjoyed Julia's performance it was pleasant and her voicing the other character's was convincing and seemingly accurate to their roles and parts
No, it's not that sort of book really, although there are some nice sections related to the child and the lead character, but nothing I would determine to be emotionally moving.
It is a pleasant read and there were certainly times when I did laugh here and there. I would say the storyline was rather unconvincing, certainly with regard to the lead character's romance.It seemed to go from nothing to all, with little substance in between. Nevertheless, I would purchase another book by the author and there were some nice and witty moments within it.
After a number of fantasy sci fly novels this was a fabulous change. I love the characters - strangely familiar after a childhood in Derbyshire (not Yorkshire but pretty close). The family bond is fabulous. I would recommend this to any one who enjoys a good yarn.
Its Mrs David Clough Lyn to friends
Strife, love and giggles
So many wonderful characters. Charlie is a lovely warm character and Caitlin is a gem.
Julia Barrie brought the characters to life. Her intonation is excellent. A super bonus is reading the book with the lights off.
Life can go right accidentally
If your fond of Chicklit enjoy this book for a funny and rye look a one woman's life adventures. Highly recommended.
Loved every minute of this book. Light but still meaningful. Utterly delightful and quirky characters.
"Treat yourself to a good giggle. Oh yes !!"
Totally engrossing from beginning to end. Charlie is so lovable, a girl after my own
heart. Her thoughts and actions had me giggling and laughing out loud. The down to earth
affection of her family so amusing you will want to become one of them, sister, cousin
even. I listened late into the night and didn't want to stop. Narration by Julia Barrie couldn't have been more perfect. So good I just started this book again straight away, just
to have that feel good feeling. I would give it six stars if I could.
"Excellent story!! Really enjoyable!!!"
What a great story!! The characters were really witty and funny and I truly enjoyed the narrator!!!
This book is full of surprises. I had trouble getting into it because of the trite divorce setup at the beginning, but it gradually takes on a very unusual and quirky personality unlike other chick lit I have read. The odd and very charming family life is somehow quite believable, even if some of the plot points aren't. And that's okay because the hero is yummy. Tricia Ashley throws in a hodgepodge of stuff: tropical plants, painting, wicca, cooking, the Brontes, far-out preschool education and even magazine publishing (Skint Old Northern Woman!).
I haven't read other books by this author but I will now, and I wish Audible had all of them.
I thought the reading was brilliant. I did like the way she did the men, and also thought her children were wonderful.
It's a very funny book.
I actually started it over when it ended, because I had such a bad impression at the beginning. Now I recognize the author's quirky sense of humor which takes a couple of chapters to really develop.
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