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Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson

The Opposite of Maybe is an ARC that arrived in the mail.  I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but I knew part of it focused on a male caregiver to a curmudgeonly woman of 88, and in today's world with people living longer, care giving is something most people have to face at some point.

Rosie's grandmother Soapie has hired a young man to live in, fix drinks, and when necessary, pick her up when she falls.  Works fine for Soapie, but Rosie is not so pleased.

Then Jonathan, Rosie's partner, decides that after living with Rosie for 15 years, it is time to get married.  Right before they move to California so Jonathan and his new business partner can open their tea cup museum.  Yep.  Jonathan is obsessed with tea cups.

Rosie, worried about leaving Soapie and uncertain about the tea cup museum, tries to plan a wedding and a move across country in a matter of weeks.  But then....

The Opposite of Maybe falls into that genre referred to as chic lit.  There is some fun and yet, there are several serious issues at stake; there is a little romance; there are some interesting characters.  All in all, I ended up enjoying this little novel.  Yes, it is predictable, but there is also humor,  compassion, and soul-searching about what the characters want out of life.  A light, but entertaining read, and you can't help but love Tony Cavaletti.

Fiction.  April.  2014.  402 pages.


  1. This does sound good. I admit sometimes I am quick to dismiss books labeled chick-lit, but sometimes I really do enjoy the genre.

    A tea cup museum. I think my great aunt would really like that idea. :-)

  2. I've read some chic lit that I enjoy, but it isn't a genre I seek out.