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Hulluna sinuun av Mhairi McFarlane
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Hulluna sinuun (utgåvan 2022)

av Mhairi McFarlane, Hanna Arvonen (Översättare), Sanna Majuri (Lukija)

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Fiction. Literature. Romance. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:

"[She] writes with a singular wit, charm, and emotional complexity, every word just right, every page brimming with delicious tension." ?? Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation

International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to "the perfect man" and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she's kept for far too long...

Harriet Hatley is the most in-demand wedding photographer in town, but she doesn't believe in romance, loathes the idea of marriage, and thinks chocolate fountains are an abomination. Which is why, when her long-time partner proposes, she panics. Suddenly Harriet is single... and living down the hall from her ex. She needs a new apartment, like, yesterday.

Enter Cal Clarke, a hopeless romantic who just experienced his own wedding-related disaster. Harriet and Cal are like chalk and cheese, but as they go from strangers to roommates to friends, it becomes clear they're both running from something. When Harriet's most heavily guarded secret comes to light, her world implodes. And Cal, with his witty humor and gentle advice, is a surprising source of calm at the center of the storm.

With her career, friendships, and reputation on the line, Harriet must finally face her past in order to take control of her future. Because if she's willing to stop playing it safe and risk everything to share her truth, real love and happiness may be waiting on the other side...… (mer)

Medlem:Odena
Titel:Hulluna sinuun
Författare:Mhairi McFarlane
Andra författare:Hanna Arvonen (Översättare), Sanna Majuri (Lukija)
Info:Stockholm : HarperCollins, [2022]
Samlingar:Lästa men inte ägda
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Taggar:romatiikka

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I am usually not much of a chicklit reader. I love straight up romance, but the you go girl personal growth stuff just does not usually do it for me. Mhairi McFarlane has been a consistent exception to this rule and this book continues the trend. I loved Harriet, and all the people around her (I even liked John, whom I was clearly not intended to like.) If you have ever had a serious relationship with a Class A gaslighter, this is for you. ( )
  Narshkite | Jul 30, 2023 |


Harriet has told her boyfriend that she doesn't want to get married. She hasn't told him that she wants to break up, but when he forces the issue by proposing at his parents' anniversary dinner, things go as badly as expected. Harriet rents a room sight unseen and attempts to move on with her life, but her ex-boyfriend's subsequent behavior, running into another ex at an event she was working at, and getting to know her landlord are forcing her into coming to terms with her past and maybe even taking dramatic action.

This novel is Chick Lit, in that it's a breezily-written story about a young woman and there is a romance, but really this is a novel about domestic abuse and how its effects can be felt long after the abuser is gone. And, for all the heavy subject matter, this isn't a heavy read. Harriet has friends with full lives of their own and her own progress is made while also dealing with all the odd situations a wedding photographer can be put in and Harriet herself is a fiercely optimistic character who is as much fun to spend time with as any of McFarlane's other heroines.

Chick Lit doesn't exactly get much respect as a genre and while it is true (as it is for any genre) that most of what is published is badly written, there are a lot of good books being published in that genre. McFarlane remains one of the best authors writing Chick Lit and it's fun watching her work become more substantial even as she manages to keep the tone light and engaging. ( )
  RidgewayGirl | Oct 7, 2022 |
The only real problem with this book is that Harriet's absolutely horrible exes are much more interesting characters than the oh-so-perfect twerp she ends up with. It would be nice if he felt real. Nice, yes, good to live with, yes, of course, but not really real. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Oct 4, 2022 |
Ella S. recommended

Harriet Hatley is a wedding photographer in Leeds, in a stable relationship with her boyfriend Jon, to whom she has made it clear she has no intention of getting married. When Jon proposes anyway, in front of his family, she breaks up with him, and rents a room from a stranger - who turns out to be a groom who left his bride at the altar at a wedding Harriet had been hired for. Neither is excited about the new arrangement, but eventually Harriet learns Cal's side of the story, and shares her own history with him.

When Harriet learns her abusive ex-boyfriend Scott is getting married, she takes a risk and warns his fiancee, Marianne, and the blowback is serious - but ultimately, provides a chance for Harriet to meet Scott's other exes and band together in spectacular fashion.

Not exactly a romance, but wonderfully enjoyable. Trigger warning for those in (or out of) emotionally abusive/manipulative relationships.

Quotes

The only upside to spending so long in an emotional limbo was the value she could now place on her certainty. (42)

If he forgot to consider Harriet's feelings, was it a world away from not caring what they were? (51)

It was ironic that in tearing into Harriet for going, Jon had only confirmed to Harriet that it was the right decision. (78)

He was the man who endlessly asked what she wanted yet somehow never thought about what she wanted. (87)

Why didn't being wholly innocent feel more powerful? (135)

She hated him so much it was practically cardio. (179)

Anything was possible, in the off-world colonies that were the private lives of others. (215)

When narcissists can no longer control you, they try to control what others think of you. (256)

"We've lost all respect for the fact there's things we don't know." (Harriet to Lorna, 259)

If there was a special place in hell reserved for women who didn't help other women, perhaps there were special rewards for those who did. (379) ( )
  JennyArch | Sep 30, 2022 |
Harriet Hatley is a wedding photographer who has a bad breakup with her boyfriend and must find a place to live. She ends up with Cal Clarke, the guy who jilted his fiancee at one of the weddings she was supposed to immortalize. It's an uneasy relationship, and as always in a McFarlane book, there are a lot of other characters to interfere and confuse issues.
This is more women's fiction than a romance story, which is fine and accurate in most of this author's books. Everyone has their bad moments and some shining ones as we make our way through the story. It's not my favorite of her books, but it's still a good read. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Aug 28, 2022 |
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"[She] writes with a singular wit, charm, and emotional complexity, every word just right, every page brimming with delicious tension." ?? Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation

International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to "the perfect man" and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she's kept for far too long...

Harriet Hatley is the most in-demand wedding photographer in town, but she doesn't believe in romance, loathes the idea of marriage, and thinks chocolate fountains are an abomination. Which is why, when her long-time partner proposes, she panics. Suddenly Harriet is single... and living down the hall from her ex. She needs a new apartment, like, yesterday.

Enter Cal Clarke, a hopeless romantic who just experienced his own wedding-related disaster. Harriet and Cal are like chalk and cheese, but as they go from strangers to roommates to friends, it becomes clear they're both running from something. When Harriet's most heavily guarded secret comes to light, her world implodes. And Cal, with his witty humor and gentle advice, is a surprising source of calm at the center of the storm.

With her career, friendships, and reputation on the line, Harriet must finally face her past in order to take control of her future. Because if she's willing to stop playing it safe and risk everything to share her truth, real love and happiness may be waiting on the other side...

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