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e-Book Cafe Du Jour download

e-Book Cafe Du Jour download

by Lilian Darcy

ISBN: 1741165717
ISBN13: 978-1741165715
Publisher: Mira Books (2007)
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Love and Romance

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Rating: 4.1
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Cafe du Jour was written in quite an interesting way - it was supposedly a diary to give to Susie's sister, Karen, who'd been injured. Would I read another book by Darcy? Probably. I would hope it would be a bit more upbeat. Woven into the diary are relationships between Susie (the author), Karen, and their parents. There are other relationships as well involving Susie and Karen, with significant others. Susie can be humorous but there is a feeling of depression throughout. My hope was that eventually Susie would find a spark of ANY kind to pull her from the depths.

Cafe du Jour - Lilian Darcy. Karen, I started writing this a few months ago, about seven weeks after the accident, and I think it’s for you but I’m not sure.

carousel previous carousel next. Cafe du Jour - Lilian Darcy. It may still be another few months before you’re ready to see it. Forgive me if it takes that long - if it takes me a while to trust that you could handle it and understand it right. Forgive me if I tell you too many things you already know, because there have been so many times when I haven’t been sure if you did know them. It’s not quite a diary because sometimes I cheat.

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Comments:
Arashigore
This book has so many good facets, that I really wish I could give it 5 stars. However, all together, it just never came together for me. It was good enough that I finished it even though I did think several times of just putting it down. There were just so many angles that I wanted to be explored.

The book is presented as a letter to the main character's sister, who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. The beginning of the story clearly uses this, but thereafter, the communication in the form of the letter is like an afterthought, sometimes literally a sentence at the end of the chapter. And much of the story is about her visits, interactions with, and thoughts about her sister, presented in a way that would clearly not be in a letter TO her sister. This would be fine if there were clear lines between where the "letter" stopped and the story started or resumed.

The other story lines, having to do with the main character's romantic relationship, her work, her parents, and a very convoluted therapy/business/scam situation that she gets involved in are all interesting, but they just don't come together. I believe that if the author had taken the focus off of the sister and just focused on all of the somewhat chaotic things going on in her main character's life, which were very beliveable, the whole story would have read true.

Overall, I think that Cafe du Jour just needed more time to perk. I will however, give this author's next work a taste!

Wiliniett
Cafe du Jour was written in quite an interesting way -- it was supposedly a diary to give to Susie's sister, Karen, who'd been injured. Woven into the diary are relationships between Susie (the author), Karen, and their parents. There are other relationships as well involving Susie and Karen, with significant others. Susie can be humorous but there is a feeling of depression throughout. My hope was that eventually Susie would find a spark of ANY kind to pull her from the depths. The "cafe du jour" was a way to share with the reader how Susie felt each day - great analogy.

Would I read another book by Darcy? Probably. I would hope it would be a bit more upbeat.

Sharpbinder
I found this book hard going in the beginning but stuck with it and enjoyed the family and personal dramas.
The characters were well described and I could imagine the situations.
As a lover of this Authors work, especially her River Bend series, this book was outside the scope that I was expecting.
I recommend this book as it highlights the personal dramas we would have to face when a family member has a serious accident and the changes made to the dynamics of the family life.

Zodama
So, I'm actually super mad at myself for taking so long to read this book. It was kind of sad but sweet. I enjoyed reading about the love and care that Susie and Karen had for each other. I also enjoyed the way Susie talked about the group, I felt like I could really see the people in Jodys group. And now it has ended too quickly.

Bev
A lot of the coffee references went over my head, since I don't drink coffee, but that didn't stop me from being caught up in the emotion-grippiing drama of this story. I've never read anything like Cafe de Jour before yet I was hooked from the first page. I identified very strongly with Karen because I've been living with multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years so I know what it's like to have to accept a new reality and have everyone you know accept the changes, too. Since this story is told from the caretaker's viewpoint, there were quite a few eye-opening revelations when Susie came to grips with major changes in her own life that she neither expected nor was prepared for. I had hoped for more romance but the author did say that this story was not typical of her books.

The characters all had particularly well-developed and three-dimensional personalities and the dialogue was so authentic that I felt like I was overhearing real people's conversations. The imagery was extremely vivid and graphic; it seemed like all my senses were activated and engaged. The writing and editing were very well done and the story flowed smoothly from beginning to end.

Cafe de Jour was definitely not a light read but it was well worth the time spent reading it. I highly recommend this book.

Cerekelv
I didn't like Susie, the author of this so called diary, from the beginning. She struck me as selfish, overly critical, lacking in genuine empathy, and self-righteous when she had no right to be. She seemed more concerned about her own feelings than her seriously injured sister, i.e. what will I do if she doesn't get better? I can't enjoy a book if I can't connect with the main character. Even though Jody, Susie's boyfriend was inventing a new persona for his workshop, I found him more genuine and true to himself than Susie. She was just as guilty of lying to the workshop participants as he was when she chose to dump all over her boyfriend of four years. I just couldn't buy it. Why did she continue with the workshop. If she was so tired of it why didn't she drop out as she threatened instead so setting him up for who knows what. I also found it unrealistic that only one of the participants was angry enough to demand their money back or that they were so forgiving of Susie. I also found it ridiculous that the parents of a brain damaged person would allow her to spend $5000 on an engagement ring and $9000 on a wedding dress when funds were obviously going to be needed for medical care for a long time. As I continued reading I was horrified that Susie was going to present this awful "diary" to her sister someday. Thank goodness the author saw fit to change that plan. This review is two stars for style...not bad writing, just a really bad story and unlikeable characters.

Ffyan
I liked this: Susie's story sounded so real, her being pulled into a workshop scheme by her boyfriend, her trying to make a name for herself as a restaurant chef, her sister Karen, all the extra characters together changing her life completely. I felt for her.

Main character Susie going through a lot of things in her life. The most important family health, career, and relationship. As time goes on she does find her answers.

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