Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows What s that saying about the devil you know For Bernie it s the devil she never expected that changes everything Her father s sudden death leaves a gaping void in her life and is one in a series of e

  • Title: Chasing Rainbows
  • Author: Kathleen Long
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What s that saying about the devil you know For Bernie, it s the devil she never expected that changes everything.Her father s sudden death leaves a gaping void in her life and is one in a series of events that rock her world Her husband leaves her for another woman, and her best friend announces an unplanned pregnancy at the age of forty one Bernie s behavior goes fromWhat s that saying about the devil you know For Bernie, it s the devil she never expected that changes everything.Her father s sudden death leaves a gaping void in her life and is one in a series of events that rock her world Her husband leaves her for another woman, and her best friend announces an unplanned pregnancy at the age of forty one Bernie s behavior goes from acting out to out of hand, and she finds herself in trouble at home, out of work and banned from the mall after a confrontation at the cosmetic counter.When her mother discovers her father s book of cryptograms, Bernie realizes his encoded lessons in living might be exactly what she needs to survive From dealing with her family s grief and bonding with her best friend s thirteen year old daughter, to dieting, dating and mindless almost sex with the landscaper, Bernie discovers what her father always knew.In life, you either choose to sing a rainbow, or you don t.For Bernie, the singing is about to begin.

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    1. The title says it all. Cheesy, puke, predictable chic book. Same old story. Couple has baby and it dies. Woman can't have kids anymore. This tears apart marriage. Woman wallows in pity ignoring husband who then divorces her for a woman that can have kids. Now her father dies and she quits her job. She gains some weight. Her best friend and her get into big fight. Her only advocate is her dog. She meets a friendly new male neighbor. She vows to get into shape and get her life in order. She writes [...]

    2. I believe I got this FREE on Kindle ~ so no great expectations. Wrong ~ it was delightful! The main character is over-the-top with grief, anger & frustration. However, most women can identify with some of what she is going trough and the ways she handles her feeling can be quiet funny! 255 pages that are full of insight about life and death and lots of laughs!

    3. What would you do if you've had one painful loss after another, and with each loss your life unravels a little bit more each time? Would you be able to pick up the pieces and rebuild your life, learn to rediscover and reinvent yourself, or would you allow your losses to swallow you up until there is nothing left? This is the story of how Bernadette "Bernie" Murphy went on a personal journey to find herself, and through the loving motivational words of wisdom left by her deceased father, allowed [...]

    4. Kathleen Long’s Chasing Rainbows is classic women’s fiction, which is not to say that men wouldn’t enjoy it. I describe it this way because through the first person view of Bernadette Murphy, the author exposes us women to the angst-ridden moments that have dotted our lives as well as those which gave us the courage to move forward when it was time. Bernadette, affectionately known as Bernie, suffers through the death of a child, a parent, and a marriage, binge eating, isolation, acting ou [...]

    5. anovelreview/2012Bernadette "Bernie" Murphy has just lost her father. She is wrapping herself around him being gone, while simultaneously (and secretively) dealing with her husband who left her. Bernie is no stranger to loss and heartache, but the accumulation of loss and a book of cryptograms her father left her seem to be the wake-up call she has needed for some time and is reluctantly facing reality. Chasing Rainbows is a story about finding acceptance and learning how to walk through the dow [...]

    6. Torn between three stars and two stars mainly because the book was free and who can really complain about a free book? I went with how I felt about it and while it was a touching story, it could have been done better. And mainly it irritated me how the character's validation comes from external sources and then realizing that others think she is great starts her internal validation. This is also totally petty but it also irritated me about how the character talks constantly about how fat she is [...]

    7. What an enjoyable read. I absolutely fell into this story a few chapters in. It was a freebie on and I wasn't expecting such a great story!The main character was very likeable. She sounded like me half the time. Very sarcastic and thinking weird, off-the-wall thoughts to herself. She felt insecure at times and other times she was full of confidence. A big plus for me was that the author didn't dwell too long on the budding romance part of the book. Just a bit here and there for you to get a gli [...]

    8. As simple as this book is and that I got it free for my Kindle, I am surprised at how much I liked it and how much I related to it. It is a very basic simple story, nothing complex or deep in here at all. This makes it a very easy choice for a quick read or grab it to take on vacation kind of book. It moves super quick. I found I liked the writing style of the first person main character, her thoughts ran free, kind of reminding me of my own thoughts that tend to spin off in tangents in my head, [...]

    9. I'm torn between thinking this is a sappy, silly, chick lit and being inspired by it to keep on truckin'. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my father is very ill, and his illness has overshadowed all aspects of my life. As such, like the Bernie I too lose sight of what my path may be.Super easy read. It had some laugh out loud moments, which resulted in fellow hospital visitors to question, "what are you reading that is so funny?" Trying to justify a book about a gal whose husban [...]

    10. The main character has suffered many losses in her life . At first I thought this book was going to be a downer , but was pleasantly surprised and would laugh out loud with the main characters sense of humor. By owning up to her losses she gains freedom to enjoy life again . A good read

    11. overall I loved this book and could relate personally in several different ways. I cried several times while reading the book and would recommend it to all my girl friends!

    12. This was soooooo predictable. In trying to review the plot in my mind I just eyeroll and shake my head. Barely finished it.

    13. I loved this book - perfect mix of humor and honest emotion. I laughed, I cried, I loved this book. I found this story to be totally relatable, one of the best books I have read in a LONG time.

    14. Merhaba, şimdi size kapağının güzelliğiyle beni benden alan bir kitaptan bahsetmek istiyorum; Gökkuşağını Yakalamak.Ana karakterimiz 5 yıl önce bebeğini kaybeden ve bu acı olayla birlikte tüm hayatı alt üst olan Bernadette. Aradan geçen yıllara rağmen eşiyle eski mutlu hayatlarına dönemedikleri için yakın zamanda eşi de kendisini terk ediyor. Hal böyleyken çok sevgili babasını kaybetmesi ile tüm dünyası yıkılıyor adeta. Evet buraya kadar anlattıklarımdan ka [...]

    15. Bu kitabı okuyalı iki yıldan fazla oluyor. O yüzden çok detaylı bir yorum yapmam imkansız. Ama kapağının ve isminin o kadar şirinliği beni kendine çekmişti diye hatırlıyorum Fakat pek benim tarzım bir kitap değilmiş. Özellikle kadın karakterinden hiç hoşlanmamıştım. Boşandığı eşinden kopup yeni bir hayata başlamakta bu kadar zorlanması bana garip ve acınası gelmişti. Bu kitabı okuduktan sonra yine böyle kocasına ölümüne bağlı olan ve onlardan ayrıldı [...]

    16. Finished in one afternoon! I've read several books by this author and have thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. She has a wonderful way of writing stories dealing with real life issues and creating real to life characters. Characters you would love to meet and have as friends or family. Making you feel her characters' emotions and pulling you into the story's plot. I loved most of the quotes in this particular book. Shed some tears throughout the story but laughed out loud, too.

    17. Funny with a side of real life and loveThe pain of losing a child is something I have seen, but not experienced, except thru a daughter. A delicate subject to write about but one handled well by author long.

    18. Lovely!Feelings, emotions, memories, all provoked by this book, this author. Thank you. The characters, the courage, the pain and the joy, the loves, losses, and friendships, were so real as I was reading. I wanted it to not end! Again, thank you.

    19. RainbowsIt was a fun read, sometimes light, sometimes we heavy. There friends to the end.Loved the dog He added a nice touch

    20. RainbowI thoroughly enjoyed this book. The way it made me laugh. The times it brought tears. I identified with some of it, so the laughter and sometimes the tears.

    21. This was the best non-mystery that I've read in awhile! Cute quirky story about a woman's struggles with serious life issues.

    22. Great storyI liked this book so much. It was sad at times but it was good too. It is a story of friendship and family. I will read more from this author.

    23. The plot doesn’t get any points for originality, but in the case of this book it’s not really the plot that’s the focus. The focus of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ is on the character development of the narrator. The book opens with the death Bernadette’s father, which leads to the flashback of the death of her infant daughter, made even worse by Bernadette’s failed marriage and her husband’s mistress getting pregnant at the same time Bernadette’s best friend finds out she is also pregnan [...]

    24. GENRE: Adult – FictionFORM: eBook Book 2 of the 2012 eBook ChallengeSYNOPSIS: “Hard times” is minor in comparison to what Bernadette is going through. Her husband has left her for another woman; another life. Her father just died unexpectedly. And if that isn’t bad enough, her dog got kicked out of obedience school…ain. The death of her father and her husband leaving has also brought on an onslaught of memories from five years prior, when her one and only child, Emma, died of a heart d [...]

    25. Will not be reviewing this book as I usually do.It was a book club choice and not a book I would have chosen to read myself, so my review would be a little skewed the wrong direction.A friend termed it 'fluffy'good descriptionry light readNot for me but I'm sure there will be plenty who will like it

    26. Originally reviewed at Novel EscapesWritten impeccably, with perfect pace and pitch, wonderful characters and a plot to sink your teeth into, Chasing Rainbows tossed all presumptions of self published novels I had off a high rise building. Currently priced at 2.99 for Kindle this novel is a steal. Chasing Rainbows is definitely a heavy read, but not too over powering that I wanted to put it down. It was the opposite in fact –I couldn’t stop reading. We meet Bernie as she’s dealing with the [...]

    27. illekitap/2013/04Günlük tadında bir kitaptı. Aslında daha çok bir kadının hayatının en zor anına tanık olunan, birinci ağızdan anlatılan bir kitaptıYazarın dili çok sade, hafif, akıcıydı ve çeviri de çok güzeldi. Devrik cümleler, imla hataları vs. yoktu kitapta ki bu durum bir okuyucu olarak en çok hoşuma giden bir şey oldu :))Kitap, kırklarının başında olan beş yıl önce kızını kaybetmiş ve henüz onun acısını atlatamamış Bernie'nin kocası tarafınd [...]

    28. Chasing Rainbows is both thought provoking and mindless, and I mean that in the best way possible. The story made me evaluate my own life, but was also simple and easy to digest. I wasn't pondering the content of the book, but the messages did make me ponder life and grief in general. Does that make any sense? I hope so, because I want to get across that this novel is light and deep- it is a multifaceted read.Bernie is a well developed character, as are some of the other players- specifically he [...]

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