[The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton] E–book ↠ Catherine Alliott

A bit treacly you know emotionally manipulative planned

jerker overly sweet overly long many descriptions of everything people relationships d cor The premise is that a happily married couple find out that the husband has a daughter from a one night stand with a student while engaged to his wife Oops The daughter who is 17 writes to her father and asks to meet him The wife Evie is angry and heartbroken and wants nothing to do with irl or her mother But eventually she to do with Communism girl or her mother But eventually she around This is a book aboutrowing up although Evie is in her mid 40 s by the time she embarks on the processThe only parts of the book that I truly enjoyed were the scenes with Ludo I was sick of Ant the nice decent honest husband who went out and had sex with a student while engaged and then walked away from her and went back to his engagement and ot married never telling I was like what is so honest and decent about that As I said treacly sht Evie has a personality which when she isn t repressing it in order to seem educated and upper class is suprisingly enjoyable The scenes that included Ludo were very funny and sparky reading But the rest of it you had all the included Ludo were very funny and sparky reading But the rest of it you had all the characters including her ay friend Malcolm the reuisite situations including a person who is conveniently dying the reuisite blather of emotions and revelations 519 pages of itFunny stuff Ludo and Evie Camilla and Heccy and pig Leonard at the wedding Although be prepared much of the humor is base vulgar tasteless For someone who likes chick lit it brings out the sarcastic in me this is probably a Catholics, Anglicans, and Puritans good bookIf it hadn t been for Ludo I would haveiven this book Evie Hamilton has a secret One she doesn’t even know about Yet She's blissfully unaware that her charmed and happy life is about to be turned upside down And it all begins one sunny Oxford morni. The Secret Life of Evie HamiltonLower ratingBack to this review the Next Day I Like This day I like this less with a day of thinking about it I m Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet giving it the lower rating I had been contemplating earlier this could ve been just another middle aged woman has cheating husband and leaves to find herself with interesting younger man story but it has much levels than that For one the cheating is in the husband s past and he is really uite a likableuy if a bit too honest The ends are tied up nicely and some reat twists that You Never See Coming never see coming reat read There was no secret life of Evie Hamilton nothing about her life was revealed that wasn t already told us from the start She was lazy and swanned about through her days with her mind only on herself The selfish life of Evie s Hamilton or the self centered life of evie hamilton would self centered life of Evie Hamilton would been appropriate titles She was a kept woman one child at private school husband at work and a cleaner for oodness sake she didn t even clean her own house and she had nothing else to do And she forgot when she offered to help someone and took advantage of her sister in law and brother who were unbelievably busy So by the end when she took on an enormous amount of responsibility in various ways I wanted to put my head in my hands as she was bound to screw it all up Nothing told us she was reformed in any way brilliant I loved it so funny in places will definitely seek out of her books I really could identify with Evie her thoughts and actions are so what I d do Started out well dragged in the middle and then wrapped up maybe a bit too perfectly 35 starsAfter the first few chapters I really started to enjoy this book. Ng when a letter – a ticking time bomb – lands on Evie’s immaculate doormat Something she never anticipated threatens to sabotage all that she holds dear It’s time for her to reappraise ev. ,