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Better Off Wed by Portia Mackintosh


Better Off Wed by Portia Mackintosh is another delightful contemporary offering that will warm your heart and leave you smiling.

There is a wonderful light-hearted tone to the story as we follow the preparations for a double wedding.

All the characters are realistic and likable, creating a warm atmosphere that envelops the reader.

The leading lady is charming and hilariously funny with her jokes and one-liners. There was a wonderful chemistry between her and the leading man.

We see that new friendships have big hearts. Characters bond over food and companionship.

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Your Place Or Mine? by Portia MacIntosh

Delightfully Fun

Your Place Or Mine? by Portia MacIntosh is a delightful contemporary offering that made me smile from the start.

I always adore Portia MacIntosh’s novels. They are very charming and make me feel good. Your Place Or Mine? is wonderfully light-hearted and highly amusing. I found myself chortling out loud at times. It is a delicious rom-com that is highly entertaining and would make a marvelous movie.

The story is written in the first person enabling the reader to become intimately acquainted with the lead character. She has a kind heart and a generous spirit, and is a fun-filled character.

We see a beautiful bond that has been severed by death. Grief is raw. I loved this description: “Grief is how we keep loving people when they’re not here anymore.” We mourn deeply because we love deeply. We see the devastation in a heart that loss brings. In contrast we witness family squabbling over money and possessions left behind. This is ugly. The character with the pure heart and soul is very beautiful.

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No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh

The Feel-Good Factor

No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh is a really fun contemporary novel that will leave you smiling.

The novel is about love and life, friendships and family, relationships and road trips as we follow a group of thirty somethings who have been friends since school. There have been marriages and a divorce as Portia MacIntosh delves into the difficulties divorcees may experience as they are excluded from certain couples’ activities. Being single also gives others the opportunity to match-make.

A new friendship springs up that adds a spark of life to ignite the life of another.

You never forget your first love even if the road was bumpy at times.

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The Time Of Our Lives by Portia MacIntosh

Choices And Decisions

The Time Of Our Lives by Portia MacIntosh is a feel-good contemporary novel that shows the bond between a group of friends.

The action alternates between a present day wedding and 2008. It shows the impact that choices in the past have on present day life. Different choices would have revealed very different results.

There is a wonderful eclectic mix of friends who met at uni, paired up and are now living adult lives. There is good natured teasing and bonds that the reader feels will last a lifetime. There are some highly amusing situations including a rescue from a pond. The reader can ‘feel’ a force of attraction that the characters are trying to deny. There is good natured banter.

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