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Did the Earth Move? Eve has had a hard time of it Her first husband Dennis ran away her long term lover Joseph is now engaged single mother to four kids with a wide age gap you really feel for her Yet she's strong resilient with a great sense of humour throughout You learn her story during the book as she comes to terms with the fact she will soon be a grandmother This book show exactly what it's like being a single parent trying to make sense of life and maintaining hope for relationships in the futureI have no idea why the titleI suspect the author and editor really didn't know what to call it But it's a great read This is a slow to start chick lit about loving what you have and letting go of fear Initially I wasn't sure if I'd even be able to finish the book as I couldn't see the direction the story was going in But once events started to unfold and the ending I was hoping for became a possibility I found myself breaking off to read it and until sadly I was done There are characters to love characters to hate; and most importantly a main character that you cant help but be inspired by and hopeful forA lovely read when you're in the mood to romance yourself and get some uality time away from it all It's all about Eve At least it should be after divorce with Dennis and being jilted by Joseph Eve could use a little me time Yoga and tending her tiny organic garden keep her centered but life's complicated when you have two barely grown sons two little ones at home and a demanding job At the end of the day Probation Officer Eve morphs into Mommy Eve master of meals homework laundry and bath time It's all or nothing But Eve is irrepressible a free spirit who still ponders the big uestions Is she too old to dye her hair pink Does a one night stand with the veterinarian count as a sex life Did she let the one man who truly adores her get away When her oldest son announces he's getting married Eve's exes come hurtling back into her world and she sees the men in her life with new eyes After all there's to love than out of this world sex Though if you're lucky you can have both An okay tale about Eve40ish very slim despite having had 4 children long blond hair able to wear funky teenage style clothes without looking like mutton dressed as lambbut despite that you can't dislike her It's a fairly standard chick lit plot Eve's first husband abandoned her their two sons Denny Tom after her relationship with Joseph failing she's also bringing up Anna Robbie Eve has never really gotten over Joseph Anna has decided that it's time Mum Dad got back together Nothing particularly original there but the likeability of Eve makes it an amusing enough read 021608TITLEAUTHOR DID THE EARTH MOVE? by Carmen ReidRATING 45BGENREPUB DATE# OF PGS Fiction2003415 pgsSERIESSTAND ALONE Stand ALoneTIMEPLACE PresentUKCHARACTERS EveProbation officer FIRST LINESNils Yes? Nothing I'm just trying it out COMMENTS 012408 rec via bookcrossingring ray Eve is in her early 40's has 4 children and is a probation officer She has 2 sons in their 20's from her 1st marriage and a girl 9 and boy 2 from her ex boyfriend Eve married Dennis when she was only 20 and left her studies to become the wife of a up coming businessman She lived in a big house w all the toys gourmet foods designer clothes etc When her husband lost his business all their material goods were also reclaimed and Dennis soon took off for a job in Singapore leaving Eve alone w the boys After this abandonment she had serious trust issues and never wanted to rely on so much stuff again She learned to live simply a small basement apt thrift shop clothing garden grown veggies etc She even simplified her name from Evelyn to Eve She later meets the younger Joseph and has 2 children but despite his many proposals she can never commit Her second son 20 yr old Tom is soon to marry Deepa who is w child The wedding brings varied family members together and gives the almost grandmother Eve a chance to take a new look at who and what she values in her life Found this very entertaining and bit substance than the title might lead you to believe The ending left me smiling A real feel good book Really enjoyed it I love the theme of old lovers reuniting There is just something about it that makes me root for exes Eve is the mother of four and has two failed romances under her belt One of her sons has just let her know he's getting married AND he's about to become a father at the age of 20 Her youngest is just 3 years old It just seems to be the start of bad news for Eve One thing after another happens and Eve is left feeling alone and overwhelmed She's worried she's not over Joseph failed romance #2 and is making do with Nils her Dutch vetI also love Eve's character She's got her priorities straight and she's trying to do the best she can Her attitude is also wonderful and it was very easy to smile laugh and commiserate with her as events unfolded Carmen Reid has done a marvelous job with this book and I look forward to reading from her Other than the fact that this book started with a sex scene I don't remember anything about it And that when I was fifteen I noticed my mum reading this book and asked her what she thought of it She said it was okay and that I was probably old enough to read it to which I commented that I'd already read it a few years earlier I honestly don't know how I got this book past her when I was thirteen on the bright side I really didn't know what Did the earth move? meant or that it was a reference to orgasms I've never heard someone use this phrase so I guess it's no longer popular Anyway pretty standard chick lit nothing remarkable Ahh that was a feel good book Eve Gardiner is a rather cool urban single mum who lives in a small North London flat with her four kids Denny 22 Tom 20 Anna 9 and Robbie 2 She gardens and does yoga every day to keep herself sane while holding down a stressful job as a probation officer She is pretty content and her life is filled with her children friends work and occasional casual sex Then suddenly Tom announces that his 20 year old girlfriend Deepa is pregnant and that they want to get married her family deeply disapprove of the match And things start to get really complicated when Tom decides to track down his father Dennis who walked out of their lives when his business collapsed leaving them penniless and invite him to the wedding And if that's not enough to put the cat among the pigeons Eve's alarmingly attractive much younger ex boyfriend Joseph and father of Anna and Robbie appears on the scene again and they both begin to wonder whether they did the right thing when they split upYes it's chicklit but it's well written and has a bit substance than you sometimes get Very enjoyable