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She does, but her personal life is far less successful. She has a one-night stand with AJ - a charmer with a man bun and tats - who then goes off to Japan on a journey of self-discovery without even saying goodbye. Hurt, she starts seeing the vile Peter and man, is he vile , and so begins a self-destructive relationship that leaves her already fragile self-confidence in tatters.
AJ is great fun - sexy, arrogant but also a decent guy. Having spent years playing the field, he's determined to change his ways.
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However, when he returns to London after a year overseas, he finds Liz - the fling he's not been able to forget - involved with another man. In order to win her love, he's not only got to prove he's not going to hurt her again, but he's got to get over his own deep-seated insecurities and letting a woman in emotionally. I loved the London setting, and the supporting cast of characters Penny and Nate especially were great.
Her personal journey during the story is heart-warming. Jun 16, Grant Bayley rated it it was amazing.
This author writes in a tight tidy style. Gripped me from the start Yes parts of this story got my blood boiling, such as with Peter the 'other' boyfriend. On my re-reading I also notice the clues Francis gave that i hadn't notice on the first read. I loved both these characters and wanted them to attain their goal I believed her with her questioning thoughts about AJ. Yes I fell in love with him. Thank you Frances for your heart throbbing story. Jun 18, Carol Tate rated it it was amazing.
Wow, I was falling in love with AJ from the first page.
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The mood and setting of this romance leap off the page right from the start, AJ, the very sensual, mysterious and emotionally drained artist spies a work of art in Liz as she enters the room, after weeks without inspiration he feels he needs to paint again. Liz is feeling dispirited as she tries to make a living in London, when AJ takes her world by storm. The story is an emotional ride of highs and lows as these two search for themselves an Wow, I was falling in love with AJ from the first page.
The story is an emotional ride of highs and lows as these two search for themselves and try to make sense of their connection. I love the humour and tension that fills the pages and the moody artistic tone of the story. Everything about this story held me captivated from start to finish, an unforgettable read with unforgettable characters that linger long after I closed the book.
The List Maker is a beautiful work of art in itself I highly recommend. May 20, Kristine rated it really liked it.
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The Pilgrimage I do believe this is my first story by Frances Cowie. Started out estranged and strange. I re-read parts I wasn't sure of for one when AJ sent out his text or email when he was on his 18 month tour, did Liz receive it? Her staying with Peter was excruciatingly painful for me to understand.
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I like my heroines strong! She couldn't stand up for herself to save her reputation, dignity, and it almost cost her life. Cowie writes decent sex scenes. It took way to long from their first hoo The Pilgrimage I do believe this is my first story by Frances Cowie. It took way to long from their first hook up to their second. I almost threw in my reading towel. I still have no clue what Liz's Internet business was about. Lezanne Raath rated it really liked it Jul 03, Ruth Hood rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Deanna Cottrell rated it liked it Jun 10, Josie Murrell rated it did not like it Aug 08, It had a bit of a slow start for me, but by a little before halfway, I was hooked.
For me, a lot of the way through the book, Sarah was an unlovable character, however, by the end I was liking her more and more. Jan 27, Leia Winter rated it did not like it. It was so boring and predictable. The writing style was not bad but the story itself went no where and did nothing. While I hated it I understand some people have different tastes than me so may enjoy its writing style. Nov 16, Roslyn rated it liked it. Mar 21, Jacqueline Tasik rated it really liked it. It is about a girl who is twelve years old trying to decide who she is and where she belongs.
Jun 27, Susan Day rated it really liked it. I quite enjoyed this book but I was surprised about how quickly we've adapted technology into our lives. For example, pay phones are used and there's no talk of emails, the internet The young girl does receive a computer but mainly plays games and uses it as a word processor.
The book was published in and just goes to show you how far we've come. I enjoyed the characters in the this book, especially the old aunts and I was a little envious of their charming cottage. I think t I quite enjoyed this book but I was surprised about how quickly we've adapted technology into our lives. I think this is a book many children will enjoy reading as it deals with blended families, peer pressure and odd friendships. Jul 11, Kristine rated it really liked it.
I enjoyed this book and suspect that in part it was because I could really identify with some of the quirks of the 'heroine' Sarah. I liked the way that Klein explored the challenges Sarah faces as a teenager dealing with the 'ideal' image of home and family and her own 'less than ideal' life spent between boarding school, eccentric aunts and a 'busy' father. The key to the story is in Sarah's evolving understanding of the adults in her life and the way that she chooses to interpret their behavi I enjoyed this book and suspect that in part it was because I could really identify with some of the quirks of the 'heroine' Sarah.
The key to the story is in Sarah's evolving understanding of the adults in her life and the way that she chooses to interpret their behaviours and actions. The book is both funny and sad, but ultimately a satisfying read. Mar 11, Kimberley rated it it was ok.
Robin Klein has written a great book about the sudden changes in an ordinary teenage life. Personally, I found this book really boring halfway through, although it had a wonderful ending. The book was a bit predictable and it's easy to tell what's coming next. I don't really think the book was completely about the annoying habit of making lists; that just came up in the beginning of the story but doesn't really get dwelled on much. The storyline was good though and Robin Klein finished it with a Robin Klein has written a great book about the sudden changes in an ordinary teenage life.
The storyline was good though and Robin Klein finished it with a fantastic decision of the main character which completely changes everything.
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View all 3 comments. Jan 17, Michelle rated it did not like it Shelves: I actually never finished this. Got up to chapter 7 and my mind could not keep going from the incredibly boring, predictable and annoying everything in this book. And I actually wrote an essay about it in yr 7. Oct 21, Sarah Johnston rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the story of 12 year old Sarah who has high expectations of the changes that will take place in her life once her father marries his sophisticated girlfriend.
As the book progresses Sarah comes to learn what really matters and who really cares for her the most. May 17, Rose rated it did not like it.
I had to study this in year eight. It was so poorly favoured, that the school's english department had to remove it from the booklist the following years! Yes, boring very VERY boring! May 15, Ali rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book can get really boring but just keep going coz at the end it is actually pretty good. Jul 30, Matthew Gacsal rated it liked it.
Sarah overhears her Aunty Nat accusing her father of being neglecting and undeserving. Sarah thinks that Aunty Dosh and Aunty Nat fit here. Parent with New Paramour: Sarah adores Piriel and believes that when Piriel and her father are married, the three of them will be a family together.