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GUEST REVIEW: Alphabet Weekends

Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble – reviewed by Nic

Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble was released in the U.S. on January 23, 2007. It is currently available online in paperback and eBook formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Harper Paperbacks, the print edition is 425 pages.

Goodreads description:

Natalie and Tom have been best friends forever, but Tom wants them to be much more. When Natalie’s longtime boyfriend walks out on her just when she thinks he’s going to propose, Tom offers her a different and wildly romantic proposition. He suggests that they spend twenty-six weekends together, indulging in twenty-six different activities from A to Z, and at the end of that time Tom’s convinced they’ll be madly in love. Natalie, however, is not so sure.

As Natalie’s touring the alphabet with Tom, her mother’s going through her own romantic crisis—while Tom’s unhappily married sister-in-law, Lucy, struggles with temptation. And over the course of six amazing months, three generations of passionate dreamers are going to discover that, no matter how clever they are, love—and life—is never as easy as A, B, C . . .

Nic’s review:

This is the second novel I read by Elizabeth Noble and the second one I adored.

Anna and Nicholas, Lucy and Patrick, and Natalie and Tom – they each have different problems and joys of their own, and their relationships are all at different phases in their lives. Alphabet Weekends follows the stories of each of these three couples.

The main couple is Natalie and Tom. Natalie was dumped by Simon, and her lifelong friend, Tom, sees it as his duty to help her pick up the pieces and finally make her see the light that he’s the one for her. He proposes that they spend the next twenty-six weekends together going through the alphabet experiencing something fun and different. Will his romantic plan work or will seeing him in this new light backfire?

Noble gives you butterflies, makes you smile, yet also brings you to tears and crushes your heart. You’re happy. You’re sad. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. With the assortment of moods, feelings and characters, you’re bound to relate to one or more of the characters and/or situations. It’s a quick, fun read and you will be very pleased.

Comment from Fiktshun009:

I read this book a few years ago, just after release, at the tail end of my Chick-Lit phase. It was actually Nic that said I should check out Elizabeth Noble, which I did. And as is the norm with me, I decided I would read every single book she had written. I managed to read three of her books before I got into my young adult craze and so haven’t read her two more recent books.

Although I don’t remember the specifics, I see that I did give it five stars on Goodreads. (As this was well before I was reviewing, my ratings were a bit more up and down depending upon my whim.) However, I do recall that I very much enjoyed the writing style of author Elizabeth Noble and that of the three books of hers I did read, that this was my favorite.

 

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