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[Michele Gorman] ¼ Misfortune Cookie [inspirational PDF] Read Online á A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad BodhidharmaI requested to review Misfortune Cookie for its unique storyline an American in Hong Kong I am a Haole in Hawaii and have become fascinated with Asian culture Misfortune Cookie is the second book about Hannah, a twenty something American seeking fulfillment in far flung places The first book, SINGLE IN THE CITY, details why Hannah moved to London and how she coped with the culture shock The second book, MISFORT A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad BodhidharmaI requested to review Misfortune Cookie for its unique storyline an American in Hong Kong I am a Haole in Hawaii and have become fascinated with Asian culture Misfortune Cookie is the second book about Hannah, a twenty something American seeking fulfillment in far flung places The first book, SINGLE IN THE CITY, details why Hannah moved to London and how she coped with the culture shock The second book, Misfortune Cookie, chronicles Hannah following her London boyfriend, Sam, to Hong Kong without a work visa or even a formal commitment Even though I have not read the first book, the second book can be read as a standalone story The author, Michele Gorman, reveals the back story in the first chapters start quote from the book But she Hannah s mother should know me well enough to understand that it s no use trying to bully me into returning home It s not just that I m stubborn She fighting against an inviolable mother daughter dynamic, a formula that has held though the ages N T 12 L S2Where a mother s nagging across time zones is directly responsible for her daughter s inability to listen, plus her exponential capacity for spiteful digging in of heels It doesn t take Pythagoras to work that one out end quote Gorman has won over the Mathematician in me MISFORTUNE COOK opens with Hannah slurping noodles in Hong Kong Although Sam is based in Hong Kong, he is on assignment to other parts of Asia Hannah invited Stacie, her best friend and financial whiz, to join her in Hong Kong They plan to share an apartment as Sam did not offer to cohabitate As Sam continues to go on assignment , Hannah finds an apartment, lands her dream job, and meets new friends in the expat community Despite Sam s absence, Hannah finds her own footing in a very foreign culture Misfortune Cookie could be described as American version of Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series I am reluctant to compare one author to another as each has distinctive styles Yet these three heroines Hannah, Bridget, and Becky share the classic coming of age story Gorman hits the mark with Hannah s insecurities in her life she has failed at several jobs and she holds on tight to Sam as a highlight of her life Add the comedy of integrating into an exotic local and learning its guttural language Gorman delivers a light hearted, emotional rendering, easy reading in the form of chick lit Gorman excels in capturing the magic of Hong Kong its sights, sounds, smells, and residents Gorman s vividly describes the charismatic old town struggling to survive with the booming new town I m ready to book my flight to discover how Hannah found herself in the fragrant harbor.
I requested an electronic copy from the author for this review Misfortune Cookie the follow up novel of Single in the City by Michele Gorman, and I actually liked it better than the first Once again we become BFF s with Hannah, who decides to take a second leap of fate and move from London to Hong Kong to be with boyfriend Sam It s a fortune cookie that helped her make the decision Following your heart will pay off in the near future Hannah is thrilled that her own best friend Stacy is also making the move with her Hannah manages to secure a job in fas Misfortune Cookie the follow up novel of Single in the City by Michele Gorman, and I actually liked it better than the first Once again we become BFF s with Hannah, who decides to take a second leap of fate and move from London to Hong Kong to be with boyfriend Sam It s a fortune cookie that helped her make the decision Following your heart will pay off in the near future Hannah is thrilled that her own best friend Stacy is also making the move with her Hannah manages to secure a job in fashion that she loves with a totally cool boss, despite the little issue of her not having a work permit She and Stacy make quick friends, and Hannah is blissfully happy with Sam Kind of At least, when he s not constantly traveling for his job and possibly cheating on her with a co worker Sam wouldn t do that to her, would he He wanted her to move with him to Hong Kong but he doesn t seem to be making any sort of commitment to Hannah Did she really get this wrong Did she move to Hong Kong only to fail at her relationship I had such a fun time reading Misfortune Cookie It was great to catch up with Hannah again, and she is such a fun heroine Enthusiastic about life, not afraid to take a chance, and always with a great attitude The story moved along quickly, and actually finished this book in a day The ending kind of had me like, wait, what but I can tell it s definitely set up for a next book, so I understand the cliff hanger There was just one little thing that I want to point out the use of characters calling Hannah Han It just happened a lot I think half of them could have been cut out But I think this book should go on your to read list Even if you haven t read the first, I think readers would still enjoy it, but I also suggest checking out Single in the City as well I ll look forward to the next installment Forof my reviews http ravenous reader book reviews.
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comI think there are times in our adult, grown up lives where we don t want to remember that we had ever been desperately in love like with someone who didn t like love us back as much I really think like hurts a littlethan love sometimes, because once you get over the fact that he never really liked you as much as you loved him, that you realize it never was love at all Then when you do find true, real love, you realize Forof my reviews http ravenous reader book reviews.
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comI think there are times in our adult, grown up lives where we don t want to remember that we had ever been desperately in love like with someone who didn t like love us back as much I really think like hurts a littlethan love sometimes, because once you get over the fact that he never really liked you as much as you loved him, that you realize it never was love at all Then when you do find true, real love, you realize how dumb you were and kick yourself in the rump for wasting time on such a loser in the first place But was it really a waste of time Maybe not Life starts out being a series of lessons, somepainful than others, some harder to learn than other, but lessons that end up benefiting us whether we want it to at the time or not Reflection certainly has given me lessons that I learned a long time ago that I use today.
Misfortune Cookie was a book about life s lessons Hannah, being the perfect poster child for me to get back into dart throwing, was the young lady who really needed to learn some life lessons I will admit that while I could totally relate to many of her feelings and irrationalities, I didn t like her until toward the end of the book, and I fell in love with her, because she finally grew up I love that Misfortune Cookie was set in Hong Kong Gorman painted me the perfect picture of what life was like for Hannah after moving from London to Hong Kong to follow a boy I had a feel for what a city I honestly know nothing about was like to live in, and there was even a little bit of history set into her book Hannah was real She could be any young woman who falls hard for a guy She had the same feelings, the same worries, the same fears, and made the same silly decisions Gorman did an excellent job of bringing a character to life, someone that most of us can relate to in some way, and she tied her up nicely and neatly with a bow into an enjoyable book that kept me entertained this past week.
When I start any book to review, I stay away from , Goodreads, and usually the author s blog or website, because I don t want to know anything about what anyone else thinks of the books I m reading until after I read them I think this is fair to myself and very fair to the author, because even though I m not easily influenced by what other people think, I want to give each book the most fair review that I can This may not be the best idea, especially when it comes to the author s website or blog In preparing for this blog post, I found out that Misfortune Cookie is a sequel.
Misfortune Cookie is a sequel to a book called Single in the City So, for those of ya ll who are going to get this book today, why don t you go ahead and pick up both books You won t be disappointed by Gorman s writing style, and you ll get to enjoy someof Hanna s crazy and exciting life Misfortune Cookie is the follow up to Michelle Gorman s Chick Lit debut, Single in the City Like its predecessor, this novel follows the international meanderings of somewhat ditzy protagonist, Hannah, her varied love interests, and her best friend, Stacy While Chick Lit isn t typically a heavy genre, and Hannah isn t a deep girl, Misfortune Cookie is a cut above the typical novel of its type.
One of the beauties of the book is its less common setting in Hong Kong rather than the standard Ch Misfortune Cookie is the follow up to Michelle Gorman s Chick Lit debut, Single in the City Like its predecessor, this novel follows the international meanderings of somewhat ditzy protagonist, Hannah, her varied love interests, and her best friend, Stacy While Chick Lit isn t typically a heavy genre, and Hannah isn t a deep girl, Misfortune Cookie is a cut above the typical novel of its type.
One of the beauties of the book is its less common setting in Hong Kong rather than the standard Chick Lit locale of London Gorman s descriptions of Hong Kong, its culture and people are not only fascinating, but also lovely The respect and understanding that Hannah gains as she discovers both her new home and her somewhat new self are appealing and help hold our interest in a way that the same character development wouldn t in a less exotic locale Hannah s glimpses into Hong Kong might not be earth shattering, just as her discoveries about herself aren t, but they are sweet and often lovely, and they honestly and accurately evoke what it feels like to be young and struggling to find yourself and your place in a very big world.
I enjoy Chick Lit, and it s not uncommon for me to find laugh out loud scenes in such books Often, the genre contains positively humiliating events that make us cringe as well However, it is not typical in my experience to find a Chick Lit novel that will make you cry This one will The authenticity of Hannah s broken heart brought tears to my eyes, and many memories to mind of my own struggles with finding love at her age Gorman has nailed it, spot on, and while it doesn t detract at all from the overall lightheartedness of the novel, it does add a certain depth that isn t always present in the genre Because of Gorman s ability to portray Hannah s struggles and development so realistically, as well as the detailed and engrossing descriptions of Hong Kong, I rate this novel higher than her previous work, and higher than the typical Chick Lit submission Bravo Michelle, thanks for a nice trip A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad BodhidharmaI requested to review Misfortune Cookie for its unique storyline an American in Hong Kong I am a Haole in Hawaii and have become fascinated with Asian culture Misfortune Cookie is the second book about Hannah, a twenty something American seeking fulfillment in far flung places The first book, SINGLE IN THE CITY, details why Hannah moved to London and how she coped with the culture shock The second book, MISFORT A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad BodhidharmaI requested to review Misfortune Cookie for its unique storyline an American in Hong Kong I am a Haole in Hawaii and have become fascinated with Asian culture Misfortune Cookie is the second book about Hannah, a twenty something American seeking fulfillment in far flung places The first book, SINGLE IN THE CITY, details why Hannah moved to London and how she coped with the culture shock The second book, Misfortune Cookie, chronicles Hannah following her London boyfriend, Sam, to Hong Kong without a work visa or even a formal commitment Even though I have not read the first book, the second book can be read as a standalone story The author, Michele Gorman, reveals the back story in the first chapters start quote from the book But she Hannah s mother should know me well enough to understand that it s no use trying to bully me into returning home It s not just that I m stubborn She fighting against an inviolable mother daughter dynamic, a formula that has held though the ages N T 12 L S2Where a mother s nagging across time zones is directly responsible for her daughter s inability to listen, plus her exponential capacity for spiteful digging in of heels It doesn t take Pythagoras to work that one out end quote Gorman has won over the Mathematician in me MISFORTUNE COOK opens with Hannah slurping noodles in Hong Kong Although Sam is based in Hong Kong, he is on assignment to other parts of Asia Hannah invited Stacie, her best friend and financial whiz, to join her in Hong Kong They plan to share an apartment as Sam did not offer to cohabitate As Sam continues to go on assignment , Hannah finds an apartment, lands her dream job, and meets new friends in the expat community Despite Sam s absence, Hannah finds her own footing in a very foreign culture Misfortune Cookie could be described as American version of Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series I am reluctant to compare one author to another as each has distinctive styles Yet these three heroines Hannah, Bridget, and Becky share the classic coming of age story Gorman hits the mark with Hannah s insecurities in her life she has failed at several jobs and she holds on tight to Sam as a highlight of her life Add the comedy of integrating into an exotic local and learning its guttural language Gorman delivers a light hearted, emotional rendering, easy reading in the form of chick lit Gorman excels in capturing the magic of Hong Kong its sights, sounds, smells, and residents Gorman s vividly describes the charismatic old town struggling to survive with the booming new town I m ready to book my flight to discover how Hannah found herself in the fragrant harbor.
I requested an electronic copy from the author for this review Misfortune Cookie the follow up novel of Single in the City by Michele Gorman, and I actually liked it better than the first Once again we become BFF s with Hannah, who decides to take a second leap of fate and move from London to Hong Kong to be with boyfriend Sam It s a fortune cookie that helped her make the decision Following your heart will pay off in the near future Hannah is thrilled that her own best friend Stacy is also making the move with her Hannah manages to secure a job in fas Misfortune Cookie the follow up novel of Single in the City by Michele Gorman, and I actually liked it better than the first Once again we become BFF s with Hannah, who decides to take a second leap of fate and move from London to Hong Kong to be with boyfriend Sam It s a fortune cookie that helped her make the decision Following your heart will pay off in the near future Hannah is thrilled that her own best friend Stacy is also making the move with her Hannah manages to secure a job in fashion that she loves with a totally cool boss, despite the little issue of her not having a work permit She and Stacy make quick friends, and Hannah is blissfully happy with Sam Kind of At least, when he s not constantly traveling for his job and possibly cheating on her with a co worker Sam wouldn t do that to her, would he He wanted her to move with him to Hong Kong but he doesn t seem to be making any sort of commitment to Hannah Did she really get this wrong Did she move to Hong Kong only to fail at her relationship I had such a fun time reading Misfortune Cookie It was great to catch up with Hannah again, and she is such a fun heroine Enthusiastic about life, not afraid to take a chance, and always with a great attitude The story moved along quickly, and actually finished this book in a day The ending kind of had me like, wait, what but I can tell it s definitely set up for a next book, so I understand the cliff hanger There was just one little thing that I want to point out the use of characters calling Hannah Han It just happened a lot I think half of them could have been cut out But I think this book should go on your to read list Even if you haven t read the first, I think readers would still enjoy it, but I also suggest checking out Single in the City as well I ll look forward to the next installment Forof my reviews http ravenous reader book reviews.
blogspot.
comI think there are times in our adult, grown up lives where we don t want to remember that we had ever been desperately in love like with someone who didn t like love us back as much I really think like hurts a littlethan love sometimes, because once you get over the fact that he never really liked you as much as you loved him, that you realize it never was love at all Then when you do find true, real love, you realize Forof my reviews http ravenous reader book reviews.
blogspot.
comI think there are times in our adult, grown up lives where we don t want to remember that we had ever been desperately in love like with someone who didn t like love us back as much I really think like hurts a littlethan love sometimes, because once you get over the fact that he never really liked you as much as you loved him, that you realize it never was love at all Then when you do find true, real love, you realize how dumb you were and kick yourself in the rump for wasting time on such a loser in the first place But was it really a waste of time Maybe not Life starts out being a series of lessons, somepainful than others, some harder to learn than other, but lessons that end up benefiting us whether we want it to at the time or not Reflection certainly has given me lessons that I learned a long time ago that I use today.
Misfortune Cookie was a book about life s lessons Hannah, being the perfect poster child for me to get back into dart throwing, was the young lady who really needed to learn some life lessons I will admit that while I could totally relate to many of her feelings and irrationalities, I didn t like her until toward the end of the book, and I fell in love with her, because she finally grew up I love that Misfortune Cookie was set in Hong Kong Gorman painted me the perfect picture of what life was like for Hannah after moving from London to Hong Kong to follow a boy I had a feel for what a city I honestly know nothing about was like to live in, and there was even a little bit of history set into her book Hannah was real She could be any young woman who falls hard for a guy She had the same feelings, the same worries, the same fears, and made the same silly decisions Gorman did an excellent job of bringing a character to life, someone that most of us can relate to in some way, and she tied her up nicely and neatly with a bow into an enjoyable book that kept me entertained this past week.
When I start any book to review, I stay away from , Goodreads, and usually the author s blog or website, because I don t want to know anything about what anyone else thinks of the books I m reading until after I read them I think this is fair to myself and very fair to the author, because even though I m not easily influenced by what other people think, I want to give each book the most fair review that I can This may not be the best idea, especially when it comes to the author s website or blog In preparing for this blog post, I found out that Misfortune Cookie is a sequel.
Misfortune Cookie is a sequel to a book called Single in the City So, for those of ya ll who are going to get this book today, why don t you go ahead and pick up both books You won t be disappointed by Gorman s writing style, and you ll get to enjoy someof Hanna s crazy and exciting life Misfortune Cookie is the follow up to Michelle Gorman s Chick Lit debut, Single in the City Like its predecessor, this novel follows the international meanderings of somewhat ditzy protagonist, Hannah, her varied love interests, and her best friend, Stacy While Chick Lit isn t typically a heavy genre, and Hannah isn t a deep girl, Misfortune Cookie is a cut above the typical novel of its type.
One of the beauties of the book is its less common setting in Hong Kong rather than the standard Ch Misfortune Cookie is the follow up to Michelle Gorman s Chick Lit debut, Single in the City Like its predecessor, this novel follows the international meanderings of somewhat ditzy protagonist, Hannah, her varied love interests, and her best friend, Stacy While Chick Lit isn t typically a heavy genre, and Hannah isn t a deep girl, Misfortune Cookie is a cut above the typical novel of its type.
One of the beauties of the book is its less common setting in Hong Kong rather than the standard Chick Lit locale of London Gorman s descriptions of Hong Kong, its culture and people are not only fascinating, but also lovely The respect and understanding that Hannah gains as she discovers both her new home and her somewhat new self are appealing and help hold our interest in a way that the same character development wouldn t in a less exotic locale Hannah s glimpses into Hong Kong might not be earth shattering, just as her discoveries about herself aren t, but they are sweet and often lovely, and they honestly and accurately evoke what it feels like to be young and struggling to find yourself and your place in a very big world.
I enjoy Chick Lit, and it s not uncommon for me to find laugh out loud scenes in such books Often, the genre contains positively humiliating events that make us cringe as well However, it is not typical in my experience to find a Chick Lit novel that will make you cry This one will The authenticity of Hannah s broken heart brought tears to my eyes, and many memories to mind of my own struggles with finding love at her age Gorman has nailed it, spot on, and while it doesn t detract at all from the overall lightheartedness of the novel, it does add a certain depth that isn t always present in the genre Because of Gorman s ability to portray Hannah s struggles and development so realistically, as well as the detailed and engrossing descriptions of Hong Kong, I rate this novel higher than her previous work, and higher than the typical Chick Lit submission Bravo Michelle, thanks for a nice trip The title and the cover art were both creative and pretty Sadly, those are the only two things I liked about this book Ultimately, this was not my kind of book in any way and I have no interest in other offerings from Gorman.
The protagonist is a whiny, needy, jealous, insecure, immature, bumbling idiot She rambles on and on for pages about being alone in the city when she was supposed to be there with her boyfriend, who s a workaholic and doesn t visit as often as she needs him to So she wan The title and the cover art were both creative and pretty Sadly, those are the only two things I liked about this book Ultimately, this was not my kind of book in any way and I have no interest in other offerings from Gorman.
The protagonist is a whiny, needy, jealous, insecure, immature, bumbling idiot She rambles on and on for pages about being alone in the city when she was supposed to be there with her boyfriend, who s a workaholic and doesn t visit as often as she needs him to So she wanders aimlessly, second guessing her choice to move to Hong Kong, likely irritating locals with her poor communication skills language barrier notwithstanding If I were her boyfriend, I wouldn t have put up with her for a second She s pathetic Who wants a clingy woman who has no self confidence and ruins all the time you spend together by doubting, being snarky, and nagging Some of the writing was witty, but there was no real action in this book until much too far into it.
Spoiler Of course your boyfriend is going to see other women when you act like you want to break up with him and then verbally AGREE to it I wanted so badly for her to find some spine and go after what she wanted She just whined in her head and acted like a wallflower A little self confidence would have worked wonders for this headache inducing protagonist 2012 04 29 Excellent book 2012 05 26 Misfortune Cookie by Michele GormanI received this ebook from Michele Gorman to read and review I read it quite quickly after receiving it, but real life has got in the way of me writing a full review any sooner, for which I apologise.
Misfortune Cookie is a fun read, falling clearly into the chicklit genre It is a testament to Michele s writing ability that at the same time time that she makes her main character, Hannah, a rather selfish and quite self ce 2012 04 29 Excellent book 2012 05 26 Misfortune Cookie by Michele GormanI received this ebook from Michele Gorman to read and review I read it quite quickly after receiving it, but real life has got in the way of me writing a full review any sooner, for which I apologise.
Misfortune Cookie is a fun read, falling clearly into the chicklit genre It is a testament to Michele s writing ability that at the same time time that she makes her main character, Hannah, a rather selfish and quite self centred person, you still want to find out what happens to her and, despite her ways, you want things to turn out right for her.
I think this dichotomy may be because although Hannah displays lots of selfish behaviour, she can also be very kind, and rarely sets out to hurt or harm anyone She is loyal to those she regards as friends.
One thing that made this book for me was Michele s description of Hong Kong I have never yet visited Hong Kong, so Misfortune Cookie gave me a flavour of the city, its heat and humidity Hong Kong was as much of a character in this book as any of the people.
Michele s writing style is engaging and thus easy to read There was little repetition and the descriptions of places clear, crisp and atmospheric Without being heavy handed, there was never any doubt that we were anywhere but Hong Kong.
All in all, I thoroughly recommend this book it is an excellent summer read Ladies download it to read in the sun A longer review appears on my blog Would You Move , Miles To Be With The Love Of Your Life Plane Ticket Bought Check Worldly Belongings Packed Check Clue About What I M Doing If Only Unfortunately Hannah S Move Isn T Going Terribly Well What Was Supposed To Be The Start Of A Wonderful New Life In Hong Kong With Sam Is Turning Into A Move To Hong Kong To Spend Occasional Weekends With Sam, When He Can Get Away From His Work Assignment On The Opposite Side Of The South China Sea Now Hannah Can T Help But Wonder If She S Made The Biggest Mistake Of Her Life Oh how I love Hannah and her adventures Misfortune Cookie was an amazing book, it was not as funny as Single in the City, but it was totally worth my time This book picks up right where single in the city left usHannah was asked by her boyfriend to move to Hong Kong and she does Things don t go out the way she expects them to at firstespecially when it to comes to her relationship with Sam Along the way we not only get to know Hong Kong and various parts of China once again just like Oh how I love Hannah and her adventures Misfortune Cookie was an amazing book, it was not as funny as Single in the City, but it was totally worth my time This book picks up right where single in the city left usHannah was asked by her boyfriend to move to Hong Kong and she does Things don t go out the way she expects them to at firstespecially when it to comes to her relationship with Sam Along the way we not only get to know Hong Kong and various parts of China once again just like the first book, the details of each place Hannah visited were amazing, so well described that it felt like you were there in person but we also get to see Hannah grow ,mature and learn so many things about life, relationships and second chances Once again I must praise Gorman s ability to write such amazing storiesI was glued to this book I sure hope there s a third installment to this story because judging by the way it ended it seems like there might be space for I loooved the ending but it also raised some questions I would like to have the answers to.
All in all a perfect read Totally worth it Hannah seems, on the surface, to be a self absorbed ditz, which I have to admit in the beginning of the book completely irritated me beyond belief Having not read the previous book first it took me a while to find all the redeeming qualities in her character In this book, Hannah seems to be growing into a better person I love the interaction between characters I look forward to seeing what Hannah does in the next installmentcause honestly with that ending there HAS to be another one.
Thi Hannah seems, on the surface, to be a self absorbed ditz, which I have to admit in the beginning of the book completely irritated me beyond belief Having not read the previous book first it took me a while to find all the redeeming qualities in her character In this book, Hannah seems to be growing into a better person I love the interaction between characters I look forward to seeing what Hannah does in the next installmentcause honestly with that ending there HAS to be another one.
This book was very well written just like the previous one, and I m sure all the ones to come My most favorite part about this book was really in the writing Michele has a way of describing the settings in this book of Hong Kong that make you believe you are right there seeing, feeling and smelling everything that is Hong Kong This, coupled with the characters and interesting story make for a wonderful read for anyone Loved it from beginning to end I ve read Single in the City not long ago and loved the fact, that Michele Gorman decided to write a sequel I was eagerly waiting and voting , watching her homepage for updates I ve never been to Hong Kong, but it wasn t hard to get a picture of the city the way Gorman described it I could see myself wandering the streets with Hannah and Stacy Hannah has new adventures before her, job and love wise And while I found her in Single in the City really fun bu Loved it from beginning to end I ve read Single in the City not long ago and loved the fact, that Michele Gorman decided to write a sequel I was eagerly waiting and voting , watching her homepage for updates I ve never been to Hong Kong, but it wasn t hard to get a picture of the city the way Gorman described it I could see myself wandering the streets with Hannah and Stacy Hannah has new adventures before her, job and love wise And while I found her in Single in the City really fun but also a bit on the clumsy side, I had a feeling of her growing up in Hong Kong I love the way she changes in the course of the two books Thank you, Michele Gorman



2012 04 29 Excellent book 2012 05 26 Misfortune Cookie by Michele GormanI received this ebook from Michele Gorman to read and review I read it quite quickly after receiving it, but real life has got in the way of me writing a full review any sooner, for which I apologise.
Misfortune Cookie is a fun read, falling clearly into the chicklit genre It is a testament to Michele s writing ability that at the same time time that she makes her main character, Hannah, a rather selfish and quite self ce 2012 04 29 Excellent book 2012 05 26 Misfortune Cookie by Michele GormanI received this ebook from Michele Gorman to read and review I read it quite quickly after receiving it, but real life has got in the way of me writing a full review any sooner, for which I apologise.
Misfortune Cookie is a fun read, falling clearly into the chicklit genre It is a testament to Michele s writing ability that at the same time time that she makes her main character, Hannah, a rather selfish and quite self centred person, you still want to find out what happens to her and, despite her ways, you want things to turn out right for her.
I think this dichotomy may be because although Hannah displays lots of selfish behaviour, she can also be very kind, and rarely sets out to hurt or harm anyone She is loyal to those she regards as friends.
One thing that made this book for me was Michele s description of Hong Kong I have never yet visited Hong Kong, so Misfortune Cookie gave me a flavour of the city, its heat and humidity Hong Kong was as much of a character in this book as any of the people.
Michele s writing style is engaging and thus easy to read There was little repetition and the descriptions of places clear, crisp and atmospheric Without being heavy handed, there was never any doubt that we were anywhere but Hong Kong.
All in all, I thoroughly recommend this book it is an excellent summer read Ladies download it to read in the sun A longer review appears on my blog The title and the cover art were both creative and pretty Sadly, those are the only two things I liked about this book Ultimately, this was not my kind of book in any way and I have no interest in other offerings from Gorman.
The protagonist is a whiny, needy, jealous, insecure, immature, bumbling idiot She rambles on and on for pages about being alone in the city when she was supposed to be there with her boyfriend, who s a workaholic and doesn t visit as often as she needs him to So she wan The title and the cover art were both creative and pretty Sadly, those are the only two things I liked about this book Ultimately, this was not my kind of book in any way and I have no interest in other offerings from Gorman.
The protagonist is a whiny, needy, jealous, insecure, immature, bumbling idiot She rambles on and on for pages about being alone in the city when she was supposed to be there with her boyfriend, who s a workaholic and doesn t visit as often as she needs him to So she wanders aimlessly, second guessing her choice to move to Hong Kong, likely irritating locals with her poor communication skills language barrier notwithstanding If I were her boyfriend, I wouldn t have put up with her for a second She s pathetic Who wants a clingy woman who has no self confidence and ruins all the time you spend together by doubting, being snarky, and nagging Some of the writing was witty, but there was no real action in this book until much too far into it.
Spoiler Of course your boyfriend is going to see other women when you act like you want to break up with him and then verbally AGREE to it I wanted so badly for her to find some spine and go after what she wanted She just whined in her head and acted like a wallflower A little self confidence would have worked wonders for this headache inducing protagonist Oh how I love Hannah and her adventures Misfortune Cookie was an amazing book, it was not as funny as Single in the City, but it was totally worth my time This book picks up right where single in the city left usHannah was asked by her boyfriend to move to Hong Kong and she does Things don t go out the way she expects them to at firstespecially when it to comes to her relationship with Sam Along the way we not only get to know Hong Kong and various parts of China once again just like Oh how I love Hannah and her adventures Misfortune Cookie was an amazing book, it was not as funny as Single in the City, but it was totally worth my time This book picks up right where single in the city left usHannah was asked by her boyfriend to move to Hong Kong and she does Things don t go out the way she expects them to at firstespecially when it to comes to her relationship with Sam Along the way we not only get to know Hong Kong and various parts of China once again just like the first book, the details of each place Hannah visited were amazing, so well described that it felt like you were there in person but we also get to see Hannah grow ,mature and learn so many things about life, relationships and second chances Once again I must praise Gorman s ability to write such amazing storiesI was glued to this book I sure hope there s a third installment to this story because judging by the way it ended it seems like there might be space for I loooved the ending but it also raised some questions I would like to have the answers to.
All in all a perfect read Totally worth it Hannah seems, on the surface, to be a self absorbed ditz, which I have to admit in the beginning of the book completely irritated me beyond belief Having not read the previous book first it took me a while to find all the redeeming qualities in her character In this book, Hannah seems to be growing into a better person I love the interaction between characters I look forward to seeing what Hannah does in the next installmentcause honestly with that ending there HAS to be another one.
Thi Hannah seems, on the surface, to be a self absorbed ditz, which I have to admit in the beginning of the book completely irritated me beyond belief Having not read the previous book first it took me a while to find all the redeeming qualities in her character In this book, Hannah seems to be growing into a better person I love the interaction between characters I look forward to seeing what Hannah does in the next installmentcause honestly with that ending there HAS to be another one.
This book was very well written just like the previous one, and I m sure all the ones to come My most favorite part about this book was really in the writing Michele has a way of describing the settings in this book of Hong Kong that make you believe you are right there seeing, feeling and smelling everything that is Hong Kong This, coupled with the characters and interesting story make for a wonderful read for anyone Loved it from beginning to end I ve read Single in the City not long ago and loved the fact, that Michele Gorman decided to write a sequel I was eagerly waiting and voting , watching her homepage for updates I ve never been to Hong Kong, but it wasn t hard to get a picture of the city the way Gorman described it I could see myself wandering the streets with Hannah and Stacy Hannah has new adventures before her, job and love wise And while I found her in Single in the City really fun bu Loved it from beginning to end I ve read Single in the City not long ago and loved the fact, that Michele Gorman decided to write a sequel I was eagerly waiting and voting , watching her homepage for updates I ve never been to Hong Kong, but it wasn t hard to get a picture of the city the way Gorman described it I could see myself wandering the streets with Hannah and Stacy Hannah has new adventures before her, job and love wise And while I found her in Single in the City really fun but also a bit on the clumsy side, I had a feeling of her growing up in Hong Kong I love the way she changes in the course of the two books Thank you, Michele Gorman

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