A poor girl who married into money, Zoe finds comfort in the close-knit neighborhood. She hopes the change will reinvigorate her profoundly depressed husband and provide a happy place for her small daughter, Rose, to grow. But her arrival there alters the lives around her, especially the handsome schoolteacher next door, Keevan O'Connor, who is deeply drawn to her. Despite Zoe's initial hesitation, they begin to fall in love. Rose is thrilled, recognizing in Keevan the warm, fun-loving father hers could never be. But when Zoe's husband wakes from his depression to see his wife slipping away, Zoe is torn between her love for two men.
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Upload Sign In Join. Save For Later. Create a List. I wanted more character development and less graphic sexual encounters. And by the way someone needs to tell the author the difference between love and lust. I bought this book used for a dollar. Jun 04, Marc Micatka rated it it was ok. My ebook copy said this was "Underworld" by DeLillo.
I wish it had been. View 1 comment. Jul 09, Guyada rated it it was ok. Sep 23, Suanne Laqueur rated it really liked it.
Attention anyone who sat in the movie theatre, watching Bridges of Madison County and the scene where Meryl Streep sits in the truck, her hand reaching for the handle Will she jump out and run off with Clint Eastwood or will she stay? Read it in good health. It was great.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: a novel
OK, even I admit that some of th Attention anyone who sat in the movie theatre, watching Bridges of Madison County and the scene where Meryl Streep sits in the truck, her hand reaching for the handle OK, even I admit that some of the complicated situations get tied up and fixed up a little too easily. Probably she wants to get caught so her dirty secret will be out there and she can finally test Keevan to see if he really loves her.
And Patty, for another—imagine all you can do with the right haircut, a pair of high heels and some lemongrass. But I cheered her on, anyway.
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I loved it. It was yummy. Apr 13, Catherine rated it liked it. I thoroughly enjoyed the first portion of the book and give it 4 stars. I especially appreciated the author's use and description of the overall setting, a street lined with brownstone homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn,NY.
I almost checked realtor web sites for available homes in the area, because it was painted so beautifully! In the beginning of the book, the storytelling was strong, I felt sympathetic to th It was difficult for me to give a star rating to Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Jennie Fields. In the beginning of the book, the storytelling was strong, I felt sympathetic to the characters, and the individual storylines wove together well.
Now, for the 2nd part of the book.
I would give it 1. The characters became whiny, self-indulgent and very unlikable. I even disliked a child, which is hard for me! There was no storytelling for the most part, but mainly descriptions of sexual encounters, and the thoughts that characters were having about sexual encounters.
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Sure, sex is a part of human relationships, but this book went from a strong story line to a weak bodice ripping romance with little to no plot. And it dragged on and on and on. So, I give it 3 stars somewhat reluctantly, almost went down to 2 stars. I read it because I read one of her other books. This story centers around people living in Brooklyn and all of the problems in their lives ironically all of their problems sort of connect.
There is Zoe, whose husband is severly depressed. Then there is Keevan, a single teacher, who falls madly in love with Zoe. Then there is Patty, Keevan's sister-in-law, who is actually this book was ok Then there is Patty, Keevan's sister-in-law, who is actually madly in love with Keevan. The story is not one of my favorites.
Mar 25, Stacy rated it it was ok. This book, while at times had nice writing, was really void of any substance. I didn't really sympathize with the main character - and perhaps that is where my problem lies with this book. There were many sex-scenes in this book - not written in a beautiful, literary way, but in a smutty, cheap romance novel kind of way. I guess it comes down to the fact that I just really didn't enjoy this book.
This was a chore. I'm surprised I finished it- but it was really hot outside, I was low on gas, and I didn't feel like leaving the house. Could be a hit movie on "Lifetime: Television for Women". This book was fantastic. I found it in the library of a cruise ship I was on and I was so glad I did. It was a great story of "normal" people and how they deal with every day and not so everyday life challenges.go
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Jennie Fields
Beautifully written and deserves much more acclaim then it is given! Jun 02, Linda rated it it was ok. Don't judge a book by its cover. I chose this because I liked the cover- painterly photo of two brownstone doors. That still was my favorite thing about this book. Dec 12, Denny rated it really liked it.
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A "guilty pleasure". Jan 15, Laura Rose Clawson rated it liked it. I don't think I could ever give a book with adulterous characters more than 3 stars, no matter how sympathetically they are written. Aug 28, Tina86 rated it really liked it. Sep 03, Robyn Vancil rated it really liked it. Love this book!