What a sweet read. This isn't your average girl who works in a media job having the oh so difficult task of choosing between two posh boys while donning multiple designer clothes and being told how great she is by everyone else, while she pouts prettily.
In this case the titular character of Alice has a very normal job, that of a nurse and very realistic domestic circumstances to to go with it.
Alice is an Australian lady who finds herself at 44 years old living alone with her mother's ungrateful cat because her mum is living in a retirement village and can not look after the animal anymore but still enjoys nothing better than to remind Alice of her supposed shortcomings each time she sees her. Luckily Alice has some great friends and it is their relationship and the food the drink they consume I probably enjoyed the most. As well as the very well described details of Alice's job and the people she meets through it I loved the really charming and gentle relationship that develops between her and the infectious diseases doctor Johan.
This is how real people interact and also the dysfunctionality of the extended family was an excellent example of that. I also really enjoyed the friendship between Alice and Shanti her colleague as well as the relationships with other health professionals, good or bad.
The story will have you feeling tearful at times and other laughing at the shenigans our nurse has to put up with regarding both relatives and patients crazy antics
I couldn't put this down and really felt for the very lovely heroine finding her way through sometimes very trying situations but it is safe to say you will be left with a good feeling ultimately and that for me is all I can ask for.
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Looking For Wonderland (English Edition) Kindle版
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- 推定ページ数 : 228ページ
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- 出版社 : Lume Books (2015/6/2)
- ASIN : B00YS941YU
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- 言語: : 英語
A funny, entertaining read and not too soppy2015年8月15日に英国でレビュー済み
Looking for Wonderland was a fun, entertaining read. I really enjoyed it. It’s a very different thing than the stuff I usually read. I prefer my fiction to be on the dark side. It’s been a long time, perhaps too long since I read something light and fluffy. Not too light and fluffy though. Looking for Wonderland does have plenty of drama towards the end. Vanilla drama. No dead bodies or demons. I really liked Alice as a character. She was very real and easy to relate to. I’ve felt like her at times, quite recently in fact. I loved the way the novel explores the dynamics of dysfunctional family relationships. Alice’s mother came across as a horrible, harsh person. Every family has one. In my family it’s my dad’s older sister. She has a reputation as being very abrasive and hard. Funnily enough, I’m the only person who gets on with her. I get on great with her. What does that say about me? I saw my aunt in Alice’s mother. I liked Johan. His romance with Alice was sweet but not OTT. I can’t stand simpering lovey-dovey romance. I liked the way Looking for Wonderland ended. It was a happy ending but also without being OTT. I find happy-ever-after ending’s nauseating. Looking for Wonderland managed to avoid this while finishing on an optimistic note. I’d highly recommend this book.
This was a free book and as I am becoming aware they are usually the best this book is a bit slow to start but as I got in to it it got better. It had a few twist but all in all it's just a love story which I dont normal like it this one has a happy ending. The writing was good I would recommend this to anyone I read it while I was on holiday and my family were on rides
Looking for Wonderland2018年6月10日に英国でレビュー済み
Really enjoyed this quick and easy read. Actually I found myself ignoring the housework and settling down to find out what Alice would be up to next! The author writes in a way I found easy to read and the moment I finished the book I tried to find out if she’d written more. I suppose it’s a bit predictable but sometimes you need that 😊