Item description for Ordinary Miracles by Grace Wynne-Jones...
It only takes ordinary miracles to change your life.
Jasmine Smith: forty next month and not ready for it; married to a man she likes and not prepared to give up on love; smothered by life's mundanity, and yet drawn towards its mystery. She wants the sort of love that makes her feel more alive, she wants wild sex in stalled lifts with film stars. She wants something else....
Jasmine Smith is in desperate need of a miracle. And with the help of an adventurous school friend, a man called Charlie and a pig called Rosie she is about to find one.
A sharp, funny, moving novel and an exhilarating invitation to step out of quiet desperation and re-discover the magic in life and in love.
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Studio: Accent Press, Ltd.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.78" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 25, 2007
Publisher Accent Books
ISBN 1905170645 ISBN13 9781905170647
Availability 0 units.
More About Grace Wynne-Jones
Grace Wynne-Jones grew up in Co. Limerick with her four brothers. Having travelled extensively in Africa and America, she returned to Ireland and settled in Bray, Co. Wicklow. She is the author of Ordinary Miracles (Simon & Schuster/Pocket 1997), which reached number 3 on the Irish Bestseller lists, and Wise Follies (Simon & Schuster/Pocket 1998). She is also a freelance journalist, contributing to the Telegraph, Guardian and Times newspapers
Reviews - What do customers think about Ordinary Miracles?
Not bad, yet nothing special Nov 12, 2001
This book is a fine summer beach read. It's the story of Jasmine, who finds her marriage falling apart due to her husband's affair. Her good friend Charlie helps her out, and it takes her a while to figure out he is in love with her. The triangle is pretty good, and the book does take a few interesting twists and turns. There are some funny moments, too.
The problem with the book is that the characters don't have alot of depth. I don't find myself investing in them at all. As well, the humor is sporadic. The author doesn't have much to say about relationships or the human condition that hasn't been said before.
In short, this book is not terrible; you won't likely hate it. But you won't likely remember it for long after you read it, either. Definitely library or really cheap used book store material. Don't pay full price for it.
Life is just like That. Mar 15, 2000
Ordinary miracles is a book written by an extraordinary writer. I was amused, made to think and entertained in a seemless account of life as only the "desperately seeking a man" thirty somethings know it. The writer has a wonderful, infectious sense of humour, enough to make you laugh out loud. When you find yourself suddenly doing this, again and again, on a train, with friends or just on your own, reading Ordinary Miracles, then you know you ARE ON A WINNER. Well done Grace Wynne Jones.