Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book Review: Life Drawing for Beginners by Roisin Meaney

Title: Life Drawing For Beginners
Author: Roisin Meaney
Category: Women's Fiction
Pub. Date: 08/14/2012
Publisher: 5 Spot
Format: Paperback
Pages:  432
ISBN#: 145550484
Synopsis:  From the author of Semi-Sweet comes a delightful new novel about the art of friendship, love, and (still) life. When Audrey Matthews offers an evening class in life drawing, all she's looking for is a little extra pocket money and something to fill her Tuesday nights. So she hires a model and recruits five students - each of whom have their own reason for being there. For Zarek, a Polish immigrant, the class is a welcome distraction and a place to escape his dull cafe job and noisy roommate. Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to the small town of Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. He's vowed to keep to himself, but then his interest in Jackie, the class model and single mom, takes a more personal turn. While Audrey has just fallen in love -- with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the store's brusque owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite? As the weeks pass, it becomes clear to the members of the drawing class that their fellow students aren't exactly who they seem...  

My Review:    
This book was an easy read. While it has a lot of very interesting characters and a neat story line, there were times that seemed just a tad bit slow. But that is the only thing that I could say was a not for me. 

The characters were kinda neat to get to really know. And for that you will need to read yourself to find out what I mean by that. 

Author Roisin Meaney is a great writer and I will be checking out more of her books for sure. Her writing style here was interesting and even though it might have been a little slow for me, I think that it is what I needed at the time. 

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

    Four Clock Rating!!!

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. The opinions are mine. And your  opinion may differ. 

About the Author:  
A published author of eight books for adults and two for children, Roisin has also written numerous articles for journals and newspapers. She worked as an advertising copywriter for a number of years, and brings a vast amount of experience to the editing team. Her first novel, The Daisy Picker, won a Write a Bestseller competition. Her third novel, The Last Week of May reached number one on the Irish bestseller list and her fourth, The People Next Door reached number two. Her books have been translated into several languages, and two, Semi-Sweet and Life Drawing for Beginners, have been published in the US. She's currently working on her ninth novel and is also planning another children's book.


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