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Spin the Bottle by Monica McInerney

Spin the Bottle

by Monica McInerney

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This is not McInerney's best novel. I enjoyed the basic storyline, but Lainey's continual daydreams and fantasies were just over the top and annoying. However, it was good having Eva and Joseph, from "Upside Down, Inside Out", play such a major role in this book. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Lightweight and enjoyable. ( )
  ElizabethCromb | Dec 28, 2015 |
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I was very excited when I found out I was going to receive this through LTER - it combined a few of my favorite dreams: running a B&B, cooking, travel and Ireland. At end of it, I have mixed feelings about it. Maybe I had expectations that were too high because of my passions for so many of the aspects of the book. And yes, there were definitely some laugh-out-loud lines, but overall, it was just fine. ( )
  kmboyett | Mar 9, 2010 |
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As someone who is looking to start her own B&B someday, I found this book quite entertaining. Lainey is sent off to Ireland to run her recently deceased Aunt's B&B for a year to help out her family financially. Unfortuntately, she has to leave behind her chef boyfriend and she figures it will be easier to break things off rather than try to keep a long distance relationship going. Ultimately she realizes that life, no matter how hard you try, cannot be planned out and organized like a celebratory event. It's fun to watch her go through the steps in realizing it and fun to learn a little Irish history in the process. ( )
  razzbelly | Nov 30, 2009 |
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A nice simple read. Good descriptions of Ireland"s green country landscapes. Great details of the life of running a bed and breakfast inn. ( )
  kkhughes | Oct 25, 2009 |
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"Lainey Byrne is a master at controlled chaos, juggling her hectic, demanding job, her chef boyfriend with his crazy hours, and her roiling family with all its daily dramas. But her life truly threatens to spin out of control when her aunt May, who owns a B&B in Ireland, passes away. In order for the Byrnes to collect their inheritance, someone from the family must take over Aunt May ?s business for a year. And apparently that someone is Lainey."--Back cover.… (more)

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