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Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts. In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant. Merullo (In Revere, In Those Days, , etc.) risks the mawkish in this readable tale. Having just spent a celibate year mourning the death of.

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But instead of trying to repair the broken place, or at least really stop and look at it, you skated and joked. If loce ever wasted time dwelling on the past or over planning the future this book can help show you how to be grounded and appreciative of the present.

I was not particularly find of Golfing With God. His word choices, his phrases, how he tells Jake and Janet’s story reveals itself at a steady pace. Refresh and try again. Especially when you know or think you know the basic story and outcome of the book. The story comes across as very real. What purpose does this trip serve for him, and why is it important that Janet be there? So though I thought I got the wrong book, I actually got the right book.

Literary Fiction Contemporary Romance print. It’s like the taste of cilantro. This is the fourth or so book I have read by Merullo.

Given the circumstances, did you see her blurting out “living low-ball,” as Jake heard it, as significant at the time? To some he meruplo be the worst kind of underachiever: You know the old fairy tale about boy meeting girl, boy falling in love with girl, girl dying of terminal illness Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. You’d had one serious love relationship in your life and it had ended in tragedy, and the tragedy had broken something inside you.


Jake imm Half way through this story, I realized I was reading the wrong book. How does her illness affect her political idealism? Nov 19, Grace ,erullo it it was ok. What does this act reveal about his character? I literally had to go back and read the first page of the book 3 times after finishing it to make sure that I got the ending right.

On the face of it, and given the title, this would normally be the type of book I would shy away from. I know a live This one was hard for me to get fully into. The ending probably pisses some people off: It falls to Jake to discover that she might be saved by a living lobar transplant. Why does Janet choose Jake over the governor? A stranger sent this book to me. Janet Rossi is very llttle and unusually attractive, an aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but she suf In A Little Love StoryRoland Merullo—winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award—has created a sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious tale of attraction and loyalty, jealousy and grief.

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Several times, a sentence or two would be spent fighting pity. Nov 17, Hannah Petosa rated it liked it. This book had a littls taste of all of those. Books by Roland Merullo. In fact I am going to try some of Merullo’s other titles!!


I really liked American Savior, and I would have to say that this book probably ties for first place as my favorite Merullo book, Breakfast With Buddha. Poignant and litfle without being trite or sappy.

That I had indeed read this book a few years back, disliked it at precisely the same page! I am so glad I did. Loved, Loved, Loved this book will not be getting rid of it!! Aug 14, Maria rated it liked it. Well, as far as endings go, I was not the least bit disappointed, and without giving even an idea of the ending away, there is a sudden twist, an element that suddenly arrives that makes you say, “Hey wait, I thought for sure I knew how this was gonna turn out I found it difficult to put down.


Little Love Story has: This book was not as heavy on spirituality as some of his other books and didn’t hold a lot of answers, but it reminded me that no matter how hard the situation is, no matter how hard the stlry, you cannot give up.

Half way through this story, I realized I was reading the wrong book. Fist-fight with a Governor over a girl within the first few weeks of a relationship? He and Janet fall in littls, but Janet is very ill with cystic fibrosis. Janet calls Jake her Joe Date and their first outing is a head over heels disaster, but in a funny way. At first I was pleasantly surprised and thought maybe that I might like it. It is well written, without glaring grammatical errors that c I read a book this stry, and it made an impression on me- enough of one to have me write this review which, let me tell you, is not easy for me to do on my phone.

I couldn’t suspend my disbelief that Jake was that pure a soul. Janet, who was having an affair with her boss, Charles Valvelsais, the shady but recently reelected governor of Massachusetts, may not survive the year it will take for her to find a lung transplant donor.

I would recommend this to anyone who needs a love story without complete mush and sadness. Apr 05, Rebecca Smith rated it it was amazing. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.