Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend.
Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is.
So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London.
Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 18/11/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330532723
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Review by jolzyn
I like the story plot very much.. one get to recover from a heartbreak by rediscovering herself via stops at various places and to find the place where she feel most suitable. In this book, Cassie who discovered his adultery with her best friend on the day of their 10th anniversary, fled their marriage home with her three best friends. Coincidently; the three friend; Anouk, Suzy and Kelly is living in three different parts of the world; Paris, London and New York. Cassie is going to spend with them individually. As one may guessed, at each places, Cassie experienced different things and this has helped her to gain more confident in herself; In New York, which is her first stop; she discovered betrayal yet again when she fell in love with Luke; In Paris, she feel despaired when her friend; Claude, killed himself and when she run away to London, she find herself to have to choose again between her previous love with her husband and her newly discovered love; Henry. In each of these places; Cassie learnt the hard way about discovering herself again. The story was told in a way that a reader get to feel and understand who Cassie truly are and at the same time; allowing the reader to see her transformation from a child bride of twenty; innocent to the outside grow to be someone who can make a decision for herself and no longer letting herself to be manipulated just as she was before. Overall, i enjoyed reading this book very much.
Review by evaberry
Good enough, predictable romance. The kind of chick-lit that's designed to make you feel crap about your own life.