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Publisher:   Harper Collins
Release Date:  4/29/03
ISBN:   0060557109
Format Reviewed: Audio Book 
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Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer:   Suzie Housley
Reviewer Notes:  

Bare Necessity
By Carole Matthews

      Everything happens for a reason . . .

        Thirty-two-year-old Emily Miller was heartbroken when she lost her boyfriend, Declan. Her heartbreak quickly turned to rage when she discovered the underhanded schemer had mortgaged their dream home, run up countless debts, and to add insult to injury had posted a racy picture of her on the internet for the world to view. This elusive picture was soon discovered by a fellow schoolteacher. He leaked this scandalous information to the local newspaper, which made it headline news. Once this secret was out, she was quickly dismissed from her position.

        Feeling as though her life was in a downward spiral, she turned to her best friend Cara for comfort. Cara was an expert in alternative medicine. She prescribed aromatherapy and yoga to help her get her system back in balance. Emily was desperate enough to try anything that might help get her life back to normal. After all, what did she have to lose?

        When things are at their worst, it is a sign that things are about to change for the better . . .

       Carole Matthews has written a very realistic fun-filled book. Her use in the healing art of aromatherapy added a unique and fascinating element that is not commonly found in a romance book. The characters she created were brought to life by the lyrical British accent of Imogen Stubbs. Ms. Stubbs painted a very vivid portrait of all the zany events that transpired throughout the book. I feel this is just the type of book women worldwide can appreciate. Its casual use of humor to deal with real-life situations is refreshing. It would make an ideal beach read or one to be savored by a crisp warm fireplace.

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