THE HISTORY OF LUCY’S LOVE LIFE IN TEN AND A HALF CHAPTERS
January 29, 2008
Plume (Division of Penguin Group)
375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014
$14.00 U.S./$16.50 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Lucy Lyon will try anything to put some sizzle in her life. She has a boyfriend but spends more time daydreaming about George Clooney or Lord Byron then anyone else. After her boss fires her, Lucy decides to steal her boss’ time machine.
Anthony Brown was ten when his father moved him from London to New York. As the head of a computer firm, he does well. He would love to make a permanent lifestyle with Lucy, but for now she keeps putting him off. He and Lucy have been together for two years. The thing about Lucy, one day she is thrilled with him, the next bored. She is just not sure about her life, often fearing it is in crisis.
Lucy is personal assistant to Dr. Merrick but one morning when she runs late, she is fired. Not happy with the situation, Lucy strikes back at the doctor and steals her time travel machine. She just might use it to meet Byron or any Casanova that strikes her fancy. Anthony is handsome and gives her great butterfly kisses but sometimes Lucy opts for some excitement, adventure, danger, just something more interesting. Anthony has a wonderful sense of humor and makes her laugh, not to mention bring her chocolate but she does not know if she wishes to stay with him forever. With the help of the time machine, she intends to find out what she really wants in her life.
The History of Lucy’s Love Life in Ten and a Half Chapters is an interesting book as the reader shares in the history of trying to find out what course she desires in life. When Lucy considers going into the past, I was reminded of the stories about HG Wells and his travels. Lucy is an unusual character that keeps the readers attention by transporting one into a fantastic voyage. I like when her mother recalls how Lucy was always difficult to wake in the mornings and how she would tickle her feet to get her up. It brought back memories with my daughters. Deborah Wright creates a fun read that allows the reader to fantasize along with Lucy until her heart finally makes the right choice to keep her happy. This time travel is a delightful read.
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