Bookends

Bookends

On the heels of her national bestsellers Jemima J and Mr. Maybe, British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled.

Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends: total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and–since she had her heart broken a few years back–emotionally closed off. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live in London’s West Hampstead along with their lifelong friends, Josh and Lucy, who are happily married with a devil-spawn child and a terrifying Swedish nanny, Ingrid.

All’s well (sort of) until the sudden arrival of a college friend–the stunningly beautiful Portia, who’s known for breaking hearts. Though they’ve grown up and grown apart from Portia, the four friends welcome her back into the fold. But does Portia have a hidden agenda or is she merely looking to reconnect with old friends? Her reappearance soon unleashes a rollicking series of events that tests the foursome’s friendships to the limit and leaves them wondering if a happy ending is in store.

Fortunately, Cath has plenty to take her mind off Portia’s schemes–like her gutsy decision to leave her job in advertising to fulfill her dream of opening a bookstore. And then there’s James, the sexy real-estate agent who keeps dropping by even after the bookstore deal is done. With his irresistible smile and boyish charm could he be the one to melt Cath’s heart?

Told with Jane Green’s captivating wit and flare, Bookends is above all a story about friendship–its twists, turns and complications–and how it weathers the challenges of love, ambition, marriage, and, most of all, growing up. Warmhearted, sophisticated, and full of delicious surprises, Bookends is Green’s most dazzling novel yet.

Title:Bookends
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780767907811
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    Bookends Reviews

  • Asim Rizvi

    I jacked this book from my younger sister while vacationing in Seattle. The pink binding on this bad boy bought me some awkward stares, but that didn't stop me from reading Jane Green's tale of a slig...

  • Nichola

    I like this author, but this was a forgettable book. In fact I was halfway through reading it when I realized I had actually read it before and forgotten.The characters are sterotypes (resolutely sing...

  • Obsidian

    I finished my re-read of this a few days ago, just didn't have the energy to post a review. I think the main issue I had was that the re-read was a bit of a bust. Probably because this wasn't as chick...

  • Danica Stone

    I don't know where this book gets off saying "A Novel" on the cover. Bookends is chick lit, pure and simple. What's the difference? Well, chick lit books are of course novels, in the sense that they'r...

  • Kashmira Majumdar

    The only positive about this book was that it was well-written— in the most technical sense of the word. The pacing was okay (imo), the events kept coming one after the other to keep the plot flowin...

  • Elizabeth

    I can't believe I read the whole thing. Usually, a book this bad, I've abandoned before I reach the half-way point. But somehow I stuck with this until the bitter end. The first third is awkward and c...

  • Stacey

    Um, rating 2 stars. I know, they've all been getting 2's lately but, I think, for entirely different reasons. I was pretty excited with this one. Thought I found a new author to read, being the author...

  • Frosty61

    It's supposed to be a 'rollicking' tale of old university friends, old loves, old jealousies. It doesn't deliver. My take on it: too many storylines, too repetitive; too predictable; much too long. It...

  • Jamee Crosby

    Okay. I stayed up to finish this book because towards the middle I reaaaaaallly fell in love with it. I loved it! I became so emotionally attached to Si and Cath, and it is truly a well written story....

  • ?????? ?Team Magnus Damora FOREVER?

    By the time I recognized Jane Green's books, I have been wanting to get my hands on this book SO bad, it's almost frustrating. Now that I found it and loved it I feel happy.Basically, this book got it...