The Gap Year For Grown Ups

The Gap Year For Grown Ups

The Gap Year For Grown Ups After twenty years of comfortable marriage and with the kids finally off her hands Sarah Lewis realises she has filled the washing machine once too often Surely there must be to life than this What

  • Title: The Gap Year For Grown Ups
  • Author: Annie Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780752889702
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After twenty years of comfortable marriage, and with the kids finally off her hands, Sarah Lewis realises she has filled the washing machine once too often Surely there must be to life than this What she wants is an adventure a wild, unpredictable adventure but her husband, good old reliable David, is very happy with the status quo Besides, he s got his old carAfter twenty years of comfortable marriage, and with the kids finally off her hands, Sarah Lewis realises she has filled the washing machine once too often Surely there must be to life than this What she wants is an adventure a wild, unpredictable adventure but her husband, good old reliable David, is very happy with the status quo Besides, he s got his old car to tinker with, when he eventually gets round to it What Sarah needs is a gap year for grown ups and she wants to do it alone Confident the grass must be greener elsewhere, she heads for France, leaving behind a devastated and resentful David, faced with an empty house and a freezer full of meals for one.

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    Whine, whine, whine. The lead female character drove me crazy. I kept wanting to reach into the book and slap her.

    Sarah Lewis wants a time out. She feels stagnated in her twenty-year marriage, her children are gone and the same-ness of every day is pushing her beyond the point of frustration. Her husband David doesn’t see is quite the same way! Regardless, Sarah puts everything on the line and leaves England for a year in Paris. Of course, in books as in life, nothing goes quite according to plan, especially when the peripheral people are not willing to follow script.Annie Sanders is a new author for me a [...]

    Although the writing was smooth and read well, the plot was so predictable. Everything was signposted well in advance, and jumping from POV to POV meant that all the characters were given a rather slight amount of screentime. In fact, for such a slight novel, the authors tried to pack in more than perhaps was needed.

    The Gap Year for Grown-ups was not in any way what I expected. I chose it thinking it would be about a middle-age woman taking the time to travel and finding herself in exotic places discovering the wonder of life and getting a new spring in her step.What I got was a family of the most self involved people on the planet that made one stupid decision after another. It tried to hide it behind the whole 'Finding herself' facade, but I believe that's a bunch of crap, and discovering yourself does no [...]

    When I picked this book up one afternoon in the hope of reading somewhat decently written chick lit, I did so on the premise of an interesting blurb. All I can say now is that I am considerably glad I merely borrowed this book from the library and did not spend a cent on it. (view spoiler)[The story is very predictable and the perfect happy ending is so contrived and sickly sweet that it'll have you feeling nauseous. While Sarah is unbelievably naive, selfish and shallow, her husband David is no [...]

    I loved this book. It's the story of Sarah and David and their twins Tom and Claire. The twins leave for university and Sarah finds herself thinking about her life. She decides she needs to get away, although not sure how long for or whether it's permanent, and heads for France to stay with a friend. Both her and David learn things about themselves and each other, both assuming that the twins are fine, but Claire is also learning that she hates university.

    The premise of this light novel (about an empty-nester who decides to leave her husband and journey to the South of France) seemed just the thing for a blah January week. But while the book's above average for chicklit, it was all too predictable, with its requisite lesson-learned, tragedy-averted, happy ending. Probably the best thing I can say about this read is that it taught me more about what to appreciate in good writing.

    I enjoyed this - other reviews have said it's predictable, and it is, but I liked the journey, and the places it took me to. I cared about the characters too, which isn't always the case. It is easy to read - although I did notice quite a few editing errors.

    About a woman that becomes discontent with her life and marriage who leaves to 'discover' herself and it all blows up in her face. Frankly it was a boring book and if I was the woman's husband I wouldn't have taken her back kids or no.

    I ditched this at page 72 and went off to find something more gripping, I am afraid I found it very dull and uninteresting - I didn't care for any of the people in the book or want to read more about them. Its chiclit but not at its best.

    Slow to get going, and pretty depressing! Like eastenders, the grim reality of life. Why would I want to escape to that?!

    This book was fairly slow to start an never really got much better. It was a good story premise but lacked any sort of enthusiasm or excitement in its delivery.

    I thorough enjoyed this book. The characters were very believable including the main female character. Annie Sanders is a mature chick lit author ( I know that it is two women writers)

    Not everyone suffers from Empty Nest Syndrome - some face "What next?" or "Is this it?" when their children are grown.

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