Ars a very unusual storya must read Claudia Carroll is one of my favourite writers so when I saw she had a new book out I was really pleased especially pleased when I got an early copy from the writer herself to review This was a really good book with great characters especially Helen who is Eloise s sister I think she was warm and caring and always happy to help out when she could I was interested to see what the outcome would be for Eloise and her aughter and I was shocked at the crazy ways in which Eloise went about to find her aughters ad I won t say much else as I Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings don t want to spoil the story but beware for a bumpy ride A Very Accidental Love Affair is the first book I have read by Claudia Carroll after hearing so many good things about this author I was looking forward to finally getting on board and trying out one of her novelsWith Eloise Elliot it was all work and no play and it wasn t until her 30th birthday party when hardly anyone turned up that she realised that she was lonely as her whole life revolves around work she has no friends no partner and hardly any contact with her familyAfter three years things have changed somewhat for Eloise as she is now a mother to a beautiful little girl but one thing still has yet to change and that is to get some kind of balance between work and social balance It is when little Lily starts uestioning about her Daddy that Eloise has no option but to slowown at work and try to find Lily s Daddy she longs to meetThe first thing I have to say is that I love the cover of this book it gives a kind of fairytale feel to it and is This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life definitely one that would catch my eye on the book shelfOur main character Eloise was uite a hard character to warm to at first and that is because her character is cold and hard The only thing to her personality is that she is a workaholic but that is as far as her personality goes When the book then fast forwards to three years later when she has become a mum she stilloesn t seem to have Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 developed at all and that is when I began to worry about this book as the most important thing to me in a book is that I can either relate to the character or at least like the characterIt is Jake who saves theay in this book because as soon as Eloise meets him she starts to blossom as a character and he is a lovely male character too By the time Eloise finds Jake the pages seemed to be turning themselves and I found myself getting lost in the storyline wanting to see how it pans out but as I got closer to the end it was a little sad to find it was nearly finishedIt seemed as though Eloise s aughter Lily had her mum wrapped around her little finger which was uite funny to see that this hard woman could have her hard exterior broken own by this adorable little girl I was "SURPRISED THAT MY FEELINGS TOWARDS THE "that my feelings towards the character turned full circle by the end of the book and I actually really liked her character and was only hoping for the best for herI enjoyed Claudia s writing style which flowed so effortlessly I am looking
Forward To Picking Up Some to picking up some the authors previous books after reading this one Claudia Carroll is an author that is rapidly climbing my favourite authors lists I Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People didn t get on much with herebut novel but her last two books Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow have been excellent rom coms Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow particularly blew me away and I loved Annie s tale So after hearing Claudia s new book A Very Accidental Love Story was about a woman who had a child through artificial insemination and then ecides she needs to find out who he is just in case her aughter Lily ever Zheng Guogu decides to track himown well I was intrigued Especially when Claudia revealed in our interview last year that Lily s father is in prison no less and Eloise turns him into her pet project in a bid to make him a much better prospect for her beautiful aughterI found A Very Accidental Love Story to be one that gave me varying opinions On the one hand I liked the novel The idea the plot is ingenious and it makes a change for a woman to have a baby sans a man most of the characters Ryan Ryan Ryan the writing was great Claudia is a brilliant writer But I had bad bits Eloise was a bit irritating at times She s a bit of a snob Ryan as he was wasn t good enough for Eloise the prison bit fair enough but I just felt she tried to change him too muchAlso the writing was a bit repetitive in the early pages Eloise kept saying how Lily wasn t yet three years old about five times in three pages and I just wasn t ever going to forget poor Lily wasn t yet three There was a couple of bits like that also when she was first searching for Ryan and how she wanted him to be this and that and the other It was little things like that I also thought the third person Prologue was odd I have written it in first person personally However the third person worked well when we were introduced to Ryan I liked the switch from Eloise s perspective to third person so we could learn about RyanI liked the novel overall Carroll knows her audiences and is one of the most accomplished Chick Lit writers None of her novels are ever the same and with A Very Accidental Love Story she s written another novel no author has ever thought of writing and it was really good I Enly and with azzling clarity she realises what she wants to make her life complete A babyOne successful trip to the sperm bank and almost three years later and she is the adoring mother of a gorgeous little girl Lily Juggling a high powered job with motherhood is not easy and when she finds herself without childcare she sends an SOS to her Eloise finds herself alone at her 30th birthday party with not a friend to her name She ecides to make a change and has a child 3 years on Lily asks her where her father is and Eloise is set off on a mission to see if she can track him Forbidden Knowledge downMain issue with this book is that Eloise seems toecide to have a child because she has no one else and it seems a pretty selfish reason to have a child especially given she spends the next few years apparently assigning nannies to look after her and not actually seeing her outside of a handful of hours when she can get away from the officeSo all in all Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms didn t care for Eloiseview spoilerSecondly from the moment we meet Jake Keane aka Lily s father we re told he s in a maximum security prison but somehow he gets a job in teaching Not an expert but I m guessing that s one of the professions where having a criminal record is really going to work against youAnd towards the end of the novel we re introduced vaguely to someone Jake knew in this prison who becomes a clown Now again I m 90% sure that any occupation which puts you inirect contact with kids is going to be majorly The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick disadvantaged by a criminal record Not really sure where the author was going with this hide spoiler Eloise Elliot is a successful intelligent and independent woman She has worked hard in her career and is now the youngest senior editor at the Daily Post newspaper She has reached the very top in her career However on her thirtieth birthday Eloise realises just how alone she really is no friends no significant other Office colleagues whoo not want to spend time with her and an extended family she hardly ever sees Eloise had become a workaholic married to her job with no social life Feeling things have to change she ecides to take action and to fix her lifeMove forward to three years later and Eloise is now the mother of a beautiful and bright aughter called Lily Eloise is now still a workaholic who is juggling the Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns demands of work with being a single mother and if her life is not hectic enough it is about to become a lot complicated when Lily starts to ask who her Daddy isEloiseecides to look for Lily s father but what will happen when she finds that he is not what or whom she thought he was and that he has a ark pastChick Lit is just harmless fun really isn t it I love it This is a really brilliant and fun read and fans of chick lit will adore it for it is very entertaining and enjoyable very well written wonderful storyline there is never a ull moment in this book I would really recommend it and if I could give it than five stars I would I will look forward to reading books by Claudia Carroll A Very Accidental Love Story is about a workaholic single mother Eloise with a three year old aughter Lily who had been conceived via artificial insemination As she constantly asks about her father Eloise embarks on a journey to track him own However she soon realizes that there are many challenges lying aheadThis story was engaging in a light hearted breezy sort of way hence even certain factors couldn t etract from my enjoyment of this book One of those factors happen to be the characters Eloise s seriously unhealthy attachment to her job
the editor of newspaper was conveyed very convincingly It was evident that she lived for work breathed work reamed work and ate work I felt tired just reading about her running around having no time for anything except work Despite that her Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online decision to have a baby to fulfill heresire to be a mother was selfish considering the fact that she knew she wouldn t be able to spend time with her child and she never contemplated other job optionsBesides that from the get go it was clear that she was selfish and completely insensitive She looked high and low for Jake the mystery father and then proceeded to lie to him continuously Not the minor harmless sort of lies either but major lies resulting in what I would view as betrayal and Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal deceit Sure she wasoing it all for her The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage daughter but at the end of theay that idn t justify her actions As for Jake I m not sure what the author was trying to o It s like he was supposed to be a New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book difficult badass guy toeal with yet Eloise had absolutely no trouble with him I personally found Lily to be annoying instead of adorable because of the way she talked and how she Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat didn t have much of a personality apart from wanting to meet her fatherThere were a couple of incredibly unrealistic bits too namely involving Jake and his seamless integration into society I won telve into etails to avoid giving unnecessary spoilers but basically with his history things couldn t possibly go as smoothly as they id What was the point of creating a strong character like Eloise and giving her a purportedly huge challenge only to make everything way too easy to the point of being unbelievable As for how it all wrapped up between Jake and Eloise as well as Jake and Lily the words unrealistic and way too easy spring to mindEven the much anticipated conflict was nearly non existent A secretAs The Editor Of
OF THAT MAGNITUDE SHOULD HAVE RESULTEDthat magnitude should have resulted Challenged by Love E-Boxed Set drama emotions something but there was none of that Overall though A Very Accidental Love Story is one of those books that I really enjoyedespite its many flaws goodness it was so bloody amazing I couldn t help the sniffling and the te. Eloise Elliot is one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country Respected and revered by her peers she's at the top of her gameBut on the eve of her thirtieth birthday finding herself surrounded by some pathetic looking balloons and mangy sandwiches in The Daily Post's conference room Eloise is hit but a long sharp pang of lonelinessSudd.
download ¿ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ Claudia CarrollCommunicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals dad and a pretty much absent mum though I understand that obviosuly Eloise had to work I very much recommend the novel Claudia Carroll is such an accomplished Chick Lit author and I can t wait for her next novel she s very much on my pre order list This a strange book I read the intro and wanted to read I then started on the first part of the main book and swapped to hating the heroine all she Robot Programming did was complain about how many hours she had to work and how stressed she was At this point I almost gave up Then things got very interesting indeed and I was totally hooked I almost skipped to the last chapter something I nevero so badly id I want to know how things turned out but I managed to resist and just kept reading and reading at any and every opportunity so I could wizz through the book as uickly as possible and find out what happens For me this was a real page turner You grown to like the heroine as the story unfolds and the hero is totally gorgeous you just want to hug him There are for some reason a lot of errors in this book from typos to repetition saying the same thing 3 times in 3 pages etc and the first few chapters can be off putting but my advice would be to stick with it because it s a great and rather unusual love story Highly recommended Eloise Elliot hits thirty the big three zero and is suddenly hit by a thought What has she got to show for herself Sure she s good at her job but when no one turns up to her birthday party Eloise knows there s something missing Suddenly she realises she wants someone to share her life with and so off she goes to get it Three years later Eloise Elliot s life is made up of work Work work and work She works from 6am til perhaps midnight and even Sunday s which are her mummy time to spend the ay with her beautiful three year old Our Fake Relationship daughter Lily have to be cut short as she runs off to work leaving Lily with theisastrous nanny One The Blitzkrieg Legend day Eloise is met with the thing shereaded most Lily starts asking where her The Crown daddy is and how can Eloise tell a three year old that she was created through artificial insemination After Lily refuses torop the subject and with encouragement from Eloise s sister Helen Eloise embarks on a journey to find the man behind the carefully selected sperm I Über Nacht d read novels by Claudia Carroll before so I was VERY very excited about this one and I wasn tisappointed Straight from the first few pages I was Ad Astra drawn into the story and kept there reading about how Eloise has aisastrous ay that will set the ball rolling for everything else in her book Within minutes I was cringing for Eloise and esperate to find out how she was going to Everything But The Girl deal with the curve balls that were constantly being thrown at her A word toescribe this book is splendid It s like a modern fairytale story with a twist It s sweet it s funny and it has exactly the perfect level of rama to keep the reader gripped and turning the pages And of course where would a fairytale story be without a bit of romance An accidental Love story was wonderful it s everything you could want in a book
I finished it in a ay and a half and even nowfinished it in a ay and a half and even now can t stop telling my fianc how much I REALLY loved the book The characterswell "where o I begin with them They were AMAZINGLY written I feel as "do I begin with them They were AMAZINGLY written I feel as each character was the PERFECT character for that role Eloise is so likable right from the start I found myself channelling her emotions the terrifying feeling when she knows her job isn t going well and I was feeling giddy and giggly uring the romance scenes every word of the story struck me and stayed with me Helen Eloise s sister was a fantastic addition I genuinely liked her nature personality and I wish I had a friend like her Lily *is just a gorgeous little bundle of fun and I wanted to reach out and give her a *just a gorgeous little bundle of fun and I wanted to reach out and give her a JakeOh gosh where o I start with him Is he available in real life somewhere He is handsome he s funny he s sexy in a subtle way and I fell head over heels for him I only wish there was of him in the story The supporting characters were also well written the people at Eloise s work such as Rachel and Marc were very realistic and I loved the small but valuable part that they played in the story A Very Accidental Love Story is officially one of my favourite books of the year How Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie do I sum this up You MUST read this book It s funny it s romantic it s magical with a twist Curling up with this book is an utterly perfect way to spend youray Eloise Elliot is in her early thirties with powerful position of editor in chief of Post in one hand and nearly a three year old Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia daughter Lily in another She is fairly a perfect womanressed up in black head to toe running up the entire newspaper literally singlehandedly and playing the role of single parentHer usual Love Letters day starts at unusual hours and she spent eighteen hours in running in and out of the conference roomealing with evil Seth Coleman and impressing TRexes while her Eat to Beat Illness daughter spent herays with not so perfect nanny Despite of the guilt of not being able to spend enough time with the only joy in her life he. Ister Helen Yet it's when Lily starts asking about her `daddy' that Eloise really starts to panic What will she tell herSo Eloise ecides there's nothing for it she's going to find Lily's father After all she chose the perfect onor so surely there won't be any surprises Except that there are plenty and Eloise gets a lot than she bargained for.