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Cat Lady: The hot, must-read Richard & Judy Book Club novel for summer 2023 from the Sunday Times bestselling author

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One of the best 'rom-coms' I have ever read, well written and pushing boundaries throughout, yet still remarkable insightful, heartfelt and most of all funny! This is another of those books about quirky oddballs finding their place in the world that have been super popular in womens’ fiction in recent years. This is a mature top range rom-com, where the "rom" is on the the periphery and the "com" is what this is all about.

Used to read multiple books each month, but since the pandemic I got in to watching Netflix and show upon show on tv. Also at one point Mia describes Tristan being confronted by Belinda’s lover because she was stalking him after he refused to leave his wife - but unless they got together straight away, she wouldn’t have been there surely?To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. I have loved Dawn’s previous writing – fiction and non fiction – and would consider myself a fan, following her on Instagram and subscribing to her Patreon page.

I promised my mother in law that she could have this book once I had read it, because she truly is a cat lady - not in a weird way. The only part of the book which was not completely predictable is the work subplot, and what happens to poor Pigeon (sorry for the spoiler alert but again - don’t read this if you love cats. Although ‘Cat Lady’ seemed to be missing something that usually has me turning the pages of her novels. What Mia is truly lacking are friends and she's so lonely that she joins a therapy group for people who are grief-stricken after losing their pets - even though hers is still very much alive.Mia is the dedicated step-mum and loyal wife, but most definitely devoted above all to Pigeon, her cat. Cat lovers will rejoice in this tale of a woman who simply cannot, and maybe doesn’t want to, be tamed’ HEAT --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

But I did, in one night because I got glued to it and it was such a relaxing read and there were various topics I could relate to. but it doesn’t otherwise feature at all - I know the UK is supposedly “getting back to normal” but there’s no other indication that this is set in the future. It was really interesting to see how everyone in the group responded differently to losing a pet, from the emotions they experience to the impact that it has had on their life.

She sleeps in a separate room from her husband and pencils in sex several times a week - she won't sleep with him because he doesn't want animals in their bed after a strange occurrence. But then everything tips, Mia is heartbroken and goes through one of the hardest times of her life - and is surprised at the peace and love she'll find along the way. Dawn O'Porter is a broadcaster and print journalist who lives in London with her husband Chris, cat Lilu and dog Potato.

Mia really goes through the motions in this, and there are other characters that I loved to hate, and times I wanted to scream at them. DAWN O'PORTER lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris, her two boys Art and Valentine, cats Myrtle and Boo. Dawn started out in TV production but quickly landed in front of the camera, making numerous documentaries that included immersive investigations of Polygamy, Size Zero, Childbirth, Free Love, Breast Cancer and the movie Dirty Dancing. I appreciate Dawn’s honest and unflinching writing style when it comes to challenging female stereotypes, but for me this one wasn’t one of my favourites.In the book she attends a support group for people whose pets have died as she is so scared of Pigeon dying but obviously doesn't tell them her pet is still alive. Mia has been living in terms of what society expects from her, rather than what she wants in fear of judgement. I've found with other Dawn O'Porter novels that her characters aren't fleshed out very well and it's still the case in this novel. When a shocking event shatters the conventional life she's been so careful to build, Mia is faced with a choice.

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