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by Dianne Blacklock

  • ISBN: 0312303483
  • Category: Womens Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Dianne Blacklock
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition (April 9, 2003)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1447 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1852 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 940

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Ally Tasker is trapped in a dead-end teaching job and a relationship that's going nowhere.

Ally Tasker is trapped in a dead-end teaching job and a relationship that's going nowhere. Her dreams of a fulfilling life after art college didn't include cleaning up after bored school children and being a doormat for her yuppie boyfriend.

Dianne Blacklock, Sydney. Book Chat is out! Launching Liane Moriarty's wonderful new novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. Check it out! mailchi. Dianne Blacklock makes her long-awaited return with a sweeping tale of first love and second chances told with her trademark warmth and humour. Dianne Blacklock added an event. from Dianne Blacklock, Ber Carroll & Liane Moriarty.

Dianne Blacklock is the author of Call Waiting, Wife for Hire, Almost Perfect, False Advertising, Crossing Paths, Three’s a Crowd, The Right Time, and in November 2011, The Secret Ingredient. When she's not writing she goes on rampages through the house, cleaning and emptying out cupboards and making everyone do extra chores. Needless to say, the family prefers it when she's writing. Books by Dianne Blacklock. Mor. rivia About Call Waiting.

Dianne Blacklock makes her long-awaited return with a sweeping tale of first love and second chances told with her trademark warmth and humour. It's 1980, and Kathryn Rowland is young and ambitious. She has precise plans drawn out for her future and no one is going to get in the way of them - not demanding parents, nor romantic entanglements.

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Of course Meg was a success: she planned, she set goals, she made lists. Ally never made lists  . What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

Mum, you know how I asked if I could go to that under eighteens dance party tomorrow night? And you were still deciding? Well, now Sophie Veitch wants to come –’ ‘Sophie’s going out with you?’. only if I’m allowed to go,’ said Alice. Tom said if it’s okay with you, then it’s okay with hi. Did he now? Why didn’t he just give me a call?’ said Catherine. I had to talk to you first anyway, or else you wouldn’t have known what it was about.

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Ally Tasker is trapped in a dead-end teaching job and a relationship that's going nowhere. Her dreams of a fulfilling life after art college didn't include cleaning up after bored school children and being a doormat for her yuppie boyfriend. What she really wants is to be more like her friend Meg - at least she has turned her art training into a lucrative job in computer design, not to mention having a doting husband and a gorgeous baby son to complete the package.But when Ally's grandfather and sole relative dies, she returns to the Southern Highland home of her childhood where she must confront painful issues from her past that her safe life in the city has allowed her to ignore. Meanwhile, Meg is not as happy as Ally imagines. Dissatisfied with her picture-perfect life, a restless Meg longs to inject more passion and spontaneity into her days - but at what cost to her family's happiness?

Comments

Nenayally Nenayally
I enjoyed this book, Lets woman know that sometimes the grass isnt greener on the other side.
First book I have read of Dianne Blacklock
invincible invincible
Ally Tasker had a quiet life with steady income and a comfortable boyfriend. Yet more and more she found herself hating her life style. When Ally's father died, she must return to the rustic house in which she was raised. She kept an eye on the place while Lillian was elsewhere. It was there that she met Matt. His free spirit attitude had Ally rethinking her entire life style.
Meg Lynch (Ally's best friend) had an eighteen month old son, a loving husband, and the perfect job. But the entire routine was becoming boring. Meg craved some excitement. She wanted to be spontaneous. A younger male model with a zest for life entered her life and Meg began a web of lies to be with him.
Even though Ally and Meg were far aprat, distance wise, the two kept the phone lines hot as they tried to help each other cope through their personal life crises.
**** I found this story to be fun and witty as the plot unfolded. It seemed to me as though Meg and Ally craved what the other already had. This tale clearly showed me that just because the grass LOOKS greener on the other side, does not mean that it is.
Ballazan Ballazan
In Sydney, Australia, Ally Tasker is not excited being an art teacher, but likes the steady income her job provides. The same can be said about her dependable but significant other, dull as most of her students boyfriend, yet likes the idea of steady dating him. When her grandfather dies, Ally goes to the Highlands to settle the estate. There she meets Matt and his teenage daughter. She likes both, but at thirty-five is not sure she wants a man helping her.
Ally's best friend since they met attending art school together, ad exec Meg Lynch seems to have it all (at least to Ally) with a solid marriage, a strong career and a precocious child. However, Meg envies Ally's lack of ties that enable her to leave town without a looking back even if it is to only attend a funeral. Meg begins an affair that requires lies and alibis until her husband leaves her. Two hours apart, Ally and Meg use CALL WAITING to help one another work through their personal landmines in a quest to obtain nirvana.
Though the story line follows the typical path of chic lit, CALL WAITING is a delightful tale due to the charming but confused lead characters enhanced by a wonderful look at Sydney and the rugged Australian Highlands. The antics and angst of Ally and Meg are amusing though somewhat overkilled, as they seem to land in one problem after another in their quest for happiness. Dianne Blacklock provides an entertaining Aussie chick lit tale.
Harriet Klausner
Beabandis Beabandis
Friends, Ally and Meg, reach turning points in their lives. Ally leaves her teaching job and her manipulative yuppie boyfriend, retreating to the Southern Highlands when her grandfather dies. Issues from her childhood overshadow the development of a new relationship as she develops a new career path that uses her creativity.

At the same time, her friend, Meg, rebels against her too perfect marriage and too successful career in the city. Tempted to try a fling, she puts it all at risk. This part of the book bogged me down for awhile, but I'm glad I picked it up again.

The characters show a lot of growth and I really enjoyed the Australian scenery, lifestyles and way of talking. All works out satisfactorily in the end.