It's also here to help others with book choices when they ask me what they should read next or inspire you to try a new book you may not have otherwise. On the surface, they appear to have little in common, but in fact, they share a house. Well, I sure as hell am not looking like a Bond girl right now. We want the roots to expand. It's the story of Hope, on the edge of growing up and yearning to find out everything she can about her birth parents. But he did love her in his own weird way, and she broke his heart when she told him good-bye.
It could have been chaos. The girl is named Hope. Plus, our lovemaking is nothing like what you see in those movies. The first person point-of-view switches between the four main characters, but each voice is so distinct that the reader is never confused about who is talking. At least that goddamn alarm has shut up its racket. Sara Lynn came from a wealthy family and had always been good at everything she did. I would be more than happy to pick up another novel by Katie Willard.
A sweet book but terribly unrealistic. The book wasn't such where titling the chapters would have done any harm; it really would have been more helpful in my opinion. Raising Hope focuses on the summer before Hope becomes a teenager, although there are many flashbacks that explain how these women came to live together and how they became the people they are. Together, they are raising a girl named Hope, who came into their lives as an infant and changed everything. The story is bout mothers, daughters and how a family become Raising Hope by Katie Willard was told from the perspectives of four very unique voices rom three generations.
It hit upon all the adolescent woos and family drama that you would expect. If unrealistic plots annoy you, characters with petty problems blown out of proportion frustrate you, and contrived angst makes you shutter then look elsewhere. I mean, it was a cute book. Hope's 12-year-old angst is well-drawn. Hope was the least likeable of the three because she seemed terribly bratty to me at times. Oliver set out her silver set of 120 pieces for polishing, including fish knives and asparagus tongs and other nonsensical items.
Throughout these events, the characters learn about themselves and each other, and their complicated relationships become even stronger. Aimee wanted the perfect daughter so she primed Sara Lynn to be the best at everything and make everyone happy, namely Sara Lynn's parents. I laugh again, and the sound echoes in the empty diner. Give my little girl a kiss for me. Willard does a decent job giving each narrator a unique voice, the dialogue is above average, and the storyline moves along at a brisk pace. Sandra died and her baby was born twelve years ago today. About this Item: Warner Books Inc, 2005.
Some of the characters were very cliché: angry teenager, uneducated small town waitress, big city lawyer, however, when we take all of it out, there are still some good and surprising parts. She's not just any 12 year old girl though. Nor does the triangle of Hope, her mother, and the tennis pro. Raising Hope is a classic story of mothers and daughters and family relationships, for better and for worse, with each woman's individual story interwoven. Their paths shouldn't have crossed again, but life threw them some curveballs and now they are sharing a house. You could guess immediately how the book would end, both women in love with wonderful men, eveything tied up in a neat bow. About this Item: Grand Central Publishing.
I could cry from happiness just watching her settle back into sleep, but all I do is shake my head in wonder as I turn and start downstairs. Reprinted with permission by Warner Books. So, they put their differences aside and did the best they could, together. I remembered how Sara Lynn had told her magazine what she would and would not do now that a child had been dropped in her lap, so I took a chance and decided to do the same. Raising Hope is a sweetly sentimental novel that never crosses the line into saccharine melodrama. And she really wants to get her period so she's not a little girl anymore. The story is told through the eyes and experiences of Hope, Ruth her aunt , Sara Lynn the old girlfriend , and Mamie Sara Lynn's mother , going back and forth from the present to the past.
It's the story of Hope, on the edge of growing up and yearning to find out everything she can about her birth parents. And just forget all about my need for flexible hours. I started talking a mile a minute. Hope falls in love for the first time, and Sara Lynn finally opens up to a new man in her life. I laugh out loud as I turn my key in the door and punch in the alarm code. He felt like he couldn't raise the baby himself, so he drew up legal papers making his sister and his ex-girlfriend co-guardians of his little girl. Ruth Teller is a tough-as-nails waitress at a local restaurant.
. Finally, it's the story of Aimee, Sara Lynn's mother, and Mary, Ruth's mother - both of whom formed their daughters for better and for worse. The other strands are left loose in the wind. I might be a certified book-aholic. Knowing this is not the life she wants Sarah Lynn quits her job and returns to Ridley Falls.