“The longer you wait, the harder it’ll be” was my sister Carol’s little gem, as if she had some way of knowing whether or not that was true.
My prospect and I would quietly connect on paper or we wouldn’t.
HONEST, HOPELESSLY ROMANTIC, old-fashioned gentleman seeks lady friend who enjoys elegant dining, dancing and the slow bloom of affection. Rather than risk a geographic jump to one of the Boston newspapers, I’d decided it was safer and less of an effort to confine my search to the single page of classifieds in the local weekly.
There was simply no sense in getting my hopes up, no need to position myself for a fall. Is there a version of this that applies to couples? What are some of the ways in which people or society in general makes single people feel like second-class citizens?
I woke up a few times Friday night, but it wasn’t too bad. Do you think the Must Love Dogs movie captures the spirit of the book? Which scenes from the book do you wish the movie had included? How has that changed for women, and men, over the years? Some readers find Sarah’s father, Billy Hurlihy, both lovable and exasperating. As a preschool teacher, Sarah spends her days surrounded by children.
Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy consists of juggling her job as a preschool teacher and the demands of her interfering family.
Then her bossy big sister decides to place a personal ad for her, and the wild ride begins.
And find him she does, but he’s the last person on the planet she expects to see . Her brother, Michael, for one, has a rocky marriage that Mother Teresa, his Saint Bernard, just may put over the edge. I decided to listen to my family and get back out there.
With self-deprecating humor and a laugh-out-loud look at the way we life now, including shar-pei/Labrador crosses and a transgenerational body-piercing experience, Must Love Dogs, is a hilarious, heartwarming novel for women who’ve been there—a wry, funny, clever romp about dating and riotous family life. “There’s life after divorce, Sarah,” my father proclaimed, not that he’d ever been divorced.
The other is custom wooden boat builder Jake Anderson, who too was pushed into trying online dating by his best friend/divorce lawyer Charlie, who wants Jake solely to get some action despite Jake wanting his love life to be more like Lara and Yuri in Doctor Zhivago (1965).
Much of what happens between Sarah and the two men is based on what stage they are in post-divorce dating life, but is also dependent on how much Sarah is willing to take a chance on each, which may also include she and the respective man just not meshing at a given point in time, and she making a wrong decision in the process based on what she sees as the prospects..
Beyond especially her female siblings, Sarah is given unique perspectives on the whole issue of dating and commitment by her father, Bill, who is exploring dating after losing who was the love of his life in Sarah's mother...« Hide Preschool teacher Sarah Nolan, divorced for eight months, is still grieving the end of her marriage.