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Saturday, January 25, 2014

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

4.0 out of 5 stars - "Life was a series of obstacles that just had to be negotiated, possibly through sheer act of will."

Jess is a single mom to an unusual pair of children: Goth Nicky and Geeky Tanzie. After her depressed husband left to get himself together, she takes whatever jobs she can find to make ends meet but still is falling behind. A chance encounter with Ed Nicholls, co-owner of a software development company, and a man about to be indicted for insider trading, turns her busy life around -- but not in the way anyone expected.

This is the kind of novel that you know in advance is going to have a happy ending -- but even so, you don't mind getting there after all. Despite its predictability and saccharine conclusion, the story provides laughs, sighs, and the type of insights that you get with the wisdom of experience. Mistakes made and lessons learned. Definitely it is chick lit, with a degree of sentimentality and a huge measure of romance, but I enjoyed the book anyway!

Thank you to NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Viking for the ebook ARC to review.

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