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  1. says:

    I don t like it but I didn t hate it, too I m Switzerland right now It s okay reading but not the marvelous book I ve dreamt of so it means three let s have a vacation with one of the dysfunctional families stars Blurb seemed like interesting and I wished I could read some funny, entertaining dysfunctional, bat shit crazy family members stories But you cannot always get what you want Sigh Pour mewine husband And stop eating my veggie chips, I m on a diet, remember I m balancin I don t like it but I didn t hate it, too I m Switzerland right now It s okay reading but not the marvelous book I ve dreamt of so it means three let s have a vacation with one of the dysfunctional families stars Blurb seemed like interesting and I wished I could read some funny, entertaining dysfunctional, bat shit crazy family members stories But you cannot always get what you want Sigh Pour mewine husband And stop eating my veggie chips, I m on a diet, remember I m balancing my calories Smooth, soft, mediocre, entertaining, beach side reading for me even though Halloween, I still enjoy feeling the sea breeze on my face but it s not a book I compassionately flip the pages and so intrigued to learnfacts about the characters I think the progression of the story telling and presences of unlikable characters didn t work with me I found it a little light for my expectations and twisted genre taste.Charlotte, widow, 70, great prize winner of Mediterranean Cruise, is gathering her family members to join her for the vacation Eldest daughter Lee has problems to find a proper acting job When her carrier floats away, she needs to face the secret she kept about their late father Middle sibling, Cord, keeping his sexuality as secret and youngest child, Regan, is my most not quite favorite character has a problematic marriage Her husband confesses once upon a time he fell in love with her sister, Lee.There are too many dramas, arguments, emotional breakdowns bla bla bla Final the family members facing their secrets and resentments and we got our unexpected but quiet enjoyable ending Actually ending was the best part of the book I didn t like those family members and I didn t stand their dramas and their over exaggerated problems I didn t find the story as a sincere, poignant, emotional family drama but also I didn t find this as a chic lit kind of entertaining, smart reading But at least I didn t get bored and the idea of Mediterranean Cruise travels around the marvelous cities of the world is a refreshing plot Like last remains of sunshine at the dark and rainy day Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group to share this ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. says:

    I expected soooo muchNot the fun light hearted beach read that I had anticipated Charlotte is 71 and is ready to have some fun Her children have left home, her husband has passed away and wellChar is lonely She wants to reconnect with her kids and find a hot guy No really she does, she thinks about it all the time.So she enters a contest to win a cruise that just happens to pay for herself and the whole family and she winsenter lots of family drama, everyone seems to have I expected soooo muchNot the fun light hearted beach read that I had anticipated Charlotte is 71 and is ready to have some fun Her children have left home, her husband has passed away and wellChar is lonely She wants to reconnect with her kids and find a hot guy No really she does, she thinks about it all the time.So she enters a contest to win a cruise that just happens to pay for herself and the whole family and she winsenter lots of family drama, everyone seems to have secrets..which is pretty typical I guess.I just expected fun, sun and a good little rom com I did enjoy this book, it just was a little dry and lackluster for me The cover is so bright and sunny I thought this would be a littlelight and funny Although there were some funny moments, it wasof a family drama I had trouble connecting with the characters.Thank you so much to Ballantine Books Random House for this ARC via Netgalley


  3. says:

    In The Jetsetters Charlotte Perkins, a 72 year old Savannah widow, enters a contest to win a Mediterranean cruise She does win and convinces her three adult children, Lee, Cord, and Reagan to join her They care for each other but the Perkins family has difficulty openly communicating and all board the cruise carrying their own secret The story follows the 4 family members as they attempt to put on fronts while navigating various European destinations I felt Charlotte was portrayed a bit dram In The Jetsetters Charlotte Perkins, a 72 year old Savannah widow, enters a contest to win a Mediterranean cruise She does win and convinces her three adult children, Lee, Cord, and Reagan to join her They care for each other but the Perkins family has difficulty openly communicating and all board the cruise carrying their own secret The story follows the 4 family members as they attempt to put on fronts while navigating various European destinations I felt Charlotte was portrayed a bit dramatically as a fragile elder woman She did, after all, initiate the travel opportunity I liked Lee and Cord most, though no characters were without flaws I would have liked the charactersif they had doneinstead of primarily thinking about what they wanted to change in their lives The Jetsetters isn t a new premise, but one that I m often drawn to family drama While this was a decent story, I didn t love it I liked Amanda Eyre Ward s The Same Skythan this Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for providing an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.


  4. says:

    3.75 So I ve mentioned before that I m always drawn to stories with family dynamics that include complicated sibling relationships and strained relationships with parents So that s honestly what drew me into the storyline of The Jetsetters, because I was intrigued at learningabout this estranged family that goes on a cruise together.I enjoyed it for the most part, and I feel like the author did a great job of taking some heavier topics like suicide, alcoholism, and being accepted into th 3.75 So I ve mentioned before that I m always drawn to stories with family dynamics that include complicated sibling relationships and strained relationships with parents So that s honestly what drew me into the storyline of The Jetsetters, because I was intrigued at learningabout this estranged family that goes on a cruise together.I enjoyed it for the most part, and I feel like the author did a great job of taking some heavier topics like suicide, alcoholism, and being accepted into this perception of what society wants you to be and really tackling some of those issues in a lighthearted way.As the book began, Charlotte, the matriarch of the family, sets the tone for how things will go I really hated how she represented herself one way to her children and community but her true self and past she kept hidden Then I realized that maybe we can all be a bit like that, choosing to only show the best sides of us Each sibling had their own slew of problems and addictions, but I guess those are the things that always draw me in chosen as the March 2020 book club pick for Reese Witherspoon Thank you randomhouse and BallantineBooks for the gifted copy for review All opinions are my own


  5. says:

    For being the Reese Witherspoon book of the month, it was pretty terrible The writing was stilted, like a child wrote it The narrator was not good either There wasn t really a resolution for most of the characters so it feels like it was a book about whiney adults who feel bad for themselves.


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    Charlotte Perkins aged 71 has just lost her best friend, she enters the competition Become A Jetsetter by sending in a racy love story If she wins she hopes to take her family and maybe meet a man along her travels She is thrilled to win and spend time with her children lLee, Cord and Regan Lee is an actress on a break, she has gone home to spend time with her mother.Cord is a recovering alcoholic who is struggling to tell his family that he is gay and has just proposed to his boyfriend.R Charlotte Perkins aged 71 has just lost her best friend, she enters the competition Become A Jetsetter by sending in a racy love story If she wins she hopes to take her family and maybe meet a man along her travels She is thrilled to win and spend time with her children lLee, Cord and Regan Lee is an actress on a break, she has gone home to spend time with her mother.Cord is a recovering alcoholic who is struggling to tell his family that he is gay and has just proposed to his boyfriend.Regan is married and has 2 daughters Her husband Matt wants to go on the trip with her, but she wants a divorce This is a journey inthan one way as the family spend time together, we can see that they have their own secrets, which affects all of them I love a family drama, and this was told in a sensitive and at times funny way I wanted the family to reconnect and have a happy ending Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review


  7. says:

    There were so many deep issues in this book that made the story interesting but I felt it was way too breezy easy summer type read for the heaviness I think the characters and readers deservedlife and feeling from it Something about how it was written seemed discombobulated with the seriousness of the traumas the characters were daring with really didn t work for me.


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    The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward is March s book pick for Reese Witherspoon s book club This book is about a woman named Charlotte who has 3 grown children She enters a contest to win a Mediterranean cruise for her and her family to go on Her hope is that it will bring them all together She wins the contest and they all go on this cruise They all have their own secrets problems that begin to get revealed as the story goes Review I really struggled with this book This book is a ch The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward is March s book pick for Reese Witherspoon s book club This book is about a woman named Charlotte who has 3 grown children She enters a contest to win a Mediterranean cruise for her and her family to go on Her hope is that it will bring them all together She wins the contest and they all go on this cruise They all have their own secrets problems that begin to get revealed as the story goes Review I really struggled with this book This book is a character driven book, which is fine when it s done well Unfortunately it was not done well in The Jetsetters Each family member had an outlandish problem secret that just made this book really difficult to get through A lot of their issues are actually really tough and difficult, but they aren t addressed appropriately at all Barely any of the characters have any true character growth Charlotte the mother is blind to her children s problems and will change the subject just to not deal with them She acts holier than throughout the entire book, but is extremely hypocritical I found this book to be extremely infuriating the further I got into it The one positive thing I will say is that the writing was very easy to consume, which at least made the book finish able Overall though I had major problems with this book 1 star Do you like books when the characters travel in them I love books that have a travel element to them I get to explore somewhere new familydramabooks contemporarybooks readingbooks currentlyreading destinationreading vacationreads funbookcovers project50books


  9. says:

    I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of The Jetsetters long before it became Reese Witherspoon s Hello Sunshine Book Club selection for March With that said, I can certainly understand why it was chosen.The Jetsetters is about a dysfunctional functional, imperfectly perfect family whose baggage goes well beyond the type one takes on a trip Charlotte Perkin s best friend has just died A widow of many years who was married to an angry alcoholic, she has three children They are not the B I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of The Jetsetters long before it became Reese Witherspoon s Hello Sunshine Book Club selection for March With that said, I can certainly understand why it was chosen.The Jetsetters is about a dysfunctional functional, imperfectly perfect family whose baggage goes well beyond the type one takes on a trip Charlotte Perkin s best friend has just died A widow of many years who was married to an angry alcoholic, she has three children They are not the Brady Bunch She starts to feel as if her life is over She needs something new in her life or she knows she will die.She decides to enter a writing contest called Become a Jetsetter by writing a little erotic short story from when she a young single woman And she wins And the prize is a European cruise She decides to ask her children to join her in hopes of somehow bringing them all together.Lee is her daughter who is still trying to become an actress, even though she now is in her late 30 s Regan is an unhappily married mother of two who put aside her dreams to become an artist to marry and have children She married Lee s old boyfriend Cord is a businessman who Charlotte cannot understand why he won t just settle down He is gay Charlotte has no idea.So the family sets sail with all their baggagepun intended As they cruise and visit the cities of Rome, Athens and Barcelona the children who are really adults but hardly act that way, and Charlotte, begin to explore their individual problems and demons as well as disagreements and squabbles with each other Fighting ensues and Charlotte does what she does best in these situationssmile and pretend nothing is really wrong.But as old wounds and secrets begin to surface, Charlotte must not only face and accept her children s flaws and love them anyway, but she must also accept her own regrets which she has carried like heavy baggage from her own childhood and learn to love herself.The Jetsetters delves into what a broken family looks like It is funny, yet sensitive and heartbreaking all at the same time We can all identify with family crisis of some sort And as we would in our own family, we root for them all, feel their pain and embarrassment, and hope they can put their baggage away and become better people and a new family.Thank you to NetGalley, BallentineBooks, AmandaEyreWard, TheJetsetters for the advanced copy of this amazing book


  10. says:

    The Jetsetters is an entertaining look at a crazy, dysfunctional family Lots of emotion when reading from laughing out loud to feeling heart broken While this was not my favorite of Reese s picks, it was worth the read


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The Jetsetters When Seventy Year Old Charlotte Perkins Submits A Sexy Essay To The Become A Jetsetter Contest, She Dreams Of Reuniting Her Estranged Children Lee, An Almost Famous Actress Cord, A Handsome Manhattan Venture Capitalist Who Can T Seem To Find A Bride And Regan, A Harried Mother Who Took It All Wrong When Charlotte Bought Her A Weight Watchers Gift Certificate For Her Birthday Charlotte Yearns For The Years When Her Children Were Young And She Was A Single Mother Who Meant Everything To Them When She Wins The Cruise, The Family Packs All Their Baggage Literal And Figurative And Spends Ten Days Traveling From Sun Drenched Athens Through Glorious Rome To Tapas Laden Barcelona On An Over The Top Cruise Ship, The Splendido Marveloso As Lovers New And Old Join The Adventure, Long Buried Secrets Are Revealed, And The Perkins Family Is Forced To Confront The Defining Choices In Their Lives Can Four Lost Adults Find The Peace They Ve Been Seeking By Reconciling Their Childhood Aches And Coming Back To Each Other In The Vein Of The Nest And The Vacationers, Ward Has Created A Delicious And Intelligent Novel About The Courage It Takes To Reveal Our True Selves, The Pleasures And Perils Of Family, And How We Navigate The Seas Of Adulthood To Cruise We Can Only Hope Toward Joy

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Jetsetters
  • Amanda Eyre Ward
  • English
  • 17 August 2017
  • 039918189X

About the Author: Amanda Eyre Ward

Amanda Eyre Ward was born in New York City in 1972 Her family moved to Rye, New York when she was four Amanda attended Kent School in Kent, CT, where she wrote for the Kent News.Amanda majored in English and American Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts She studied fiction writing with Jim Shepard and spent her junior fall in coastal Kenya She worked part time at the Williamstown Public Library After graduation, Amanda taught at Athens College in Greece for a year, and then moved to Missoula, Montana.Amanda studied fiction writing at the University of Montana with Bill Kittredge, Dierdre McNamer, Debra Earling, and Kevin Canty, receiving her MFA After traveling to Egypt, she took a job at the University of Montana Mansfield Library, working in Inter Library Loan.In 1998, Amanda moved to Austin, Texas where she began working on Sleep Toward Heaven Amanda finished Sleep Toward Heaven, which was published in 2003 Sleep Toward Heaven won the Violet Crown Book Award and was optioned for film by Sandra Bullock and Fox Searchlight To promote Sleep Toward Heaven, Amanda, her baby, and her mother Mary Anne Westley traveled to London and Paris.Amanda moved to Waterville, Maine, where she wrote in an attic filled with books Amanda s second novel, How to Be Lost, was published in 2004 How to Be Lost was selected as a Target Bookmarked pick, and has been published in fifteen countries.After one year in Maine and two years on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Amanda and her family returned to Austin, Texas.To research her third novel, Forgive Me, Amanda traveled with her sister, Liza Ward Bennigson, to Cape Town, South Africa Forgive Me was published in 2007 Amanda s short story collection, Love Stories in This Town, was published in April, 2009 Her fourth novel, Close Your Eyes, published in July, 2011, received a four star reiew in People Magazine, won the Elle Lettres Readers Prize for September, and inspired the Dallas Morning News to write, With CLOSE YOUR EYES, Austin novelist Amanda Eyre Ward puts another jewel in her crown as the reigning doyenne of dark secrets literary fiction Close Your Eyes was named in Kirkus Best Books of 2011, and won the Elle Magazine Fiction Book of the Year It was released in paperback in August, 2012.Amanda s fifth novel, The Same Sky, was published on January 20, 2015 It was named one of the most anticipated books for 2015 by BookPeople and Book of the Week by People Magazine Dallas Morning News writes, Ward has written a novel that brilliantly attaches us to broader perspectives It is a needed respite from the angry politics surrounding border issues that, instead of dividing us, connects us to our humanity The Same Sky was chosen as a Target Bookmarked pick.Amanda s new novel, The Nearness of You, was published on Valentine s Day, 2017.Amanda s new novel, THE JETSETTERS, will be published on February 4, 2020