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On the Same Page

On the Same Page A romantic comedy that tells the story of one journalist secretly juggling two bylines for competing newspapers on a small island Distorting the facts just a little can t hurt except when falling in l

  • Title: On the Same Page
  • Author: N.D. Galland
  • ISBN: 0062672851
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • A romantic comedy that tells the story of one journalist secretly juggling two bylines for competing newspapers on a small island.Distorting the facts just a little can t hurt except when falling in love Martha s Vineyard has two distinct personalities one characterized by its tanned and polished summer people the other represented by the small town, salt of the earth y A romantic comedy that tells the story of one journalist secretly juggling two bylines for competing newspapers on a small island.Distorting the facts just a little can t hurt except when falling in love Martha s Vineyard has two distinct personalities one characterized by its tanned and polished summer people the other represented by the small town, salt of the earth year round residents The island even has two newspapers, each appealing to its distinct readership Over the years, an intense rivalry has grown between the two papers in fact, neither paper will work with writers who have any relationship to the other paper.Johanna Howes is a Vineyard girl who left the island at the age of eighteen and never looked back She went to college on the mainland and moved to the Big City to start a career as a journalist Now she s returned to take care of her aging Uncle Hank As neither paper can pay her enough to live on, she creates a false identity so that she can write for both papers at once Often this means writing the same story twice, coming at it from opposite ends of the spectrum.Before long, Johanna finds herself caught up in a messy Island political situation A wealthy, seasonal resident is suing the town government for the right to land his private helicopter on his property When Johanna agrees to go for a cup of coffee with the handsome man she meets at a zoning board meeting, she has no idea that sh

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      pen name of Nicole Galland

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    1. On the Same Page is just the kind of contemporary romance novel that I want to read I read mostly thrillers and crime novels However, now and then do I like to change genre and read something less deadly I picked this book because I thought it sounded funny and charming I love stories with a lot of heart and funny problems like trying to write for two different newspapers without either knowing it It would have been a lot easier for poor Joanna if she had not happened to fall in love with t On t [...]


    2. Goodness, goodness When I read a book I do not expect to have a dictionary by my side I like the sentences to flow without going, What Here are a few examples 1 Grudgingly cognizant2 homeland transmogrify3 hither or yon with a capriciousness4 gave him a gossamer nimbus5 Hanks jumbled gallimaufry miscellany.This is what makes a reading experience difficult Most people do not talk this way and the character Hank, whom I did not like, certainly would not have this vocabulary Nothing see Goodness, g [...]


    3. On The Same PageByN.D GarlandWhat it s all aboutJohanna leaves her work and her life in NYC to care for her beloved but grump and gruff Uncle Hank on Martha s Vineyard While on her extended stay she needs work so she freelances for both Vineyard papers and gets involved with a fascinating wealthy man who is having issues with the town Orion wants permission to land his personal helicopter at his front door but the town says no He does it anyway Why I wanted to read itI love books that On The Sam [...]


    4. Joanna aka Anna aka Joey returns to Martha s Vineyard in winter to care for her irascible uncle Hank who fell off a roof and finds her life turned upside down She left the Vineyard years before for college and life as a freelance journalist in NYC, where she also has a significant other, Brian If there s a fault with this well written novel, it s the relationship with Brian, who really isn t felt at all, which might be sort of the point Once she realizes she s going to be on the Vineyard fo Joan [...]


    5. Although I liked the character of Joanna and the author was able to convey the dilemma faced by her really well, the story struggled with adding anything to it I liked that the author was trying to dispel the myths that tourists generally have about a place like Martha s Vineyard, briefly mentioning the cocaine problem in youth and unemployment issues on the island off season, but I felt that real substance was lacking in the book Also, there are unnecessarily difficult phrases used throu Althou [...]


    6. I really enjoyed this story of a 30 something freelance journalist that leaves NYC to return home to Martha s Vineyard and take care of the uncle who raised her Her uncle was fixing his roof during a storm, fell off and broke his ankle He ends up facing health challenges, so Joanna pieces together jobs at the two competing newspapers to make ends meet She wrestles with keeping this from each paper s staff, as well as reporting about a rich summer inhabitant, Orion Smith, who wants to sue I reall [...]


    7. I read this book because it was set on Martha s Vineyard, and I wanted that setting and those people I got glimpses of what I wanted, but overall it seemed too often to be written by someone who hates Martha s vineyard I think that was sort of the point the narrator was supposed to be disillusioned with the place she grew up at least at the beginning , and it was supposed to dispel myths of romantic island life, but for me it made the book unpleasant to read.Adding to this, I didn t like any I r [...]


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