Monday, January 16, 2012

Love by the Book by Angela Scavone

About the Book

Fairytales don’t always work out the way you plan.

Jenn Taylor has been with her husband, Jack, since they were in college. They had a fairytale life plan. They were going to finish college, get married, and have three perfect children all two and a half years apart.

Before they knew it, the three perfect children become four not-so-perfect children. They find themselves so busy keeping a handle on work and children, they don’t have the time or energy to keep the spark of romance in their marriage.

Jenn complains to her friends, who suggest she should recreate some of the scenes from her much loved romance novels and surprise her husband.

All the while, she is trying to contend with three boys who do not know how to stay out of trouble and an environmentally and socially conscious daughter who is trying to become a vegan.

Is her marriage doomed to stay in a rut forever? Will she finally succeed in bringing the romance back? Or will she end up permanently injuring her husband with all the romantic scene mishaps?

About the Author

This is the first published work for Angela Scavone, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, sharing her home with her father and much loved trio of pups. She currently works for the Board of Education behind the scenes, supporting and analyzing student data, however, in her spare time, apart from her avid love of storytelling, she likes to read and spend time with family and friends.


I found Love by the Book hilarious. Parts of this book are flat out hysterical and had me laughing out loud! I love the main characters and the way they interact together. I found them incredibly believable and relatable. The storyline held my interest from start to finish and I really enjoyed the author's writing style. 

The writing is very well done- especially for a first time author. In my reviewing experience first time books are often riddled with mistakes and that certainly was not the case with Love by the Book. 

This is an easy to read, all-around fun romance novel that I am happy to recommend!

Thanks so much to Angela Scavone for providing me with a free e-copy of this book to review. 


OrangeHeroMama said...

this book sounds FANTASTIC! and the genre i like to read!

Katrina Brady said...

Sounds like the story of many peoples lives today! Busy and overwhelming. I think it would be a good read

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

That sounds like a somewhat familiar story that many people face. I would like to read this book. Thanks for posting.

C said...

Wow! This sounds like a book I'd like to read. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ City Mom said...

Wow what young mom wouldn't want to read this! I'll buy it for sure! I hope there's a Kobo version as I'm headed to Mexico soon and this sounds like the perfect beach read!

Alyssa said...

That sounds like a great read!

Mom vs. the boys said...

looks great, makes me want to get back into reading again

Positively Pampered Patty said...

Sounds like the perfect read, curled up with a nice warm blanket and a good cup of tea.

Ms. Key said...

Sounds like a good story, and I'm sure many married couples can relate. I enjoy a good romantic comedy.

Sober Julie said...

I'm always on the look out for a good new book, thanks Tara

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