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Writing workshops. View all. Events Podcasts Apps. Contact us Contact us Offices Media contacts Catalogues. Buy from. Read more. Share at. More from this Author. Inspired, she persuades her fellow dieters to form a new club, with secret weigh-ins at her house - while pretending to Trudie, of whom they are all petrified, that it is the New You! Fabulous Italian recipes gradually begin to work their magic, but can Violet the duckling really become Violet the swan in time for her wedding? I have to say this book is realistic and relatable all the way through, the characters are well thought out and developed.


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So definitely a win in that department. I think this book is such an easy and enjoyable read, and that has definitely been a theme in my reading recently! I loved the way that this book developed and ended I think it was the perfect ending. It was definitely a rollercoaster of emotion when it came to the different character journies. This has to be the most motivating part of the book, and it was probably the thing I enjoyed the most.

Once again I picked this up to get some pointers for my own wedding planning and instead found such a great novel with so many different avenues and twists that you would never have expected. Its a great story.

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Loved this book I wonder has she ever been fat? I think so Proper page turner Loved this book from start to finish. You can easily identify with the characters with there weight loss and there daily struggle.

A great read. Funny any heart warming A real heart warming funny and true of the struggles of weight loss. Loved it perhaps it's inspired me to continue the weight loss journey myself. May 15, Ann rated it really liked it. Loved the way characters developed slowly. Brilliant read Couldn't put down. Related to story. Had me sitting reading well into the night. Would highly recommend this book had some great comedy lines that made me laugh. Another great book by Alison Sherlock Really enjoyed this book as I have all her other books.

Looking forward to reading the new willow tree hall book. Not just a love story, but a story of true life. So many colourful characters all blended together to make this rollercoaster of a book. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Lovely story Loved this book Really enjoyed it all the way through.

The Desperate Bride's Diet Club by Alison Sherlock (Paperback, 2012)

A great gripping read with a few laughs in it. Fantastic read For anyone who's battled weigh issues Uplifting and emotional Relatable characters Didn't want it to end , highly recommend. Apr 06, Claire rated it it was amazing. Very light hearted and entertaining, and so true in many aspects of dieting. Friends are the family we choose A slow start ,but once the story Line got going, it was an enjoyable read. When friendship and support can change your existance.

Heart warming g Lovely story of people struggling with how they feel about themselves. Also their journey to being more positive and helping each other. Brilliantly written. Mar 06, Marjorie rated it it was ok. Such a shame that the writing is actually quite good for the genre. Full of wit and moves the tale along at a good pace without feeling rushed. Why is this a shame? Simply because the underlying "message" in this tale is that unless you are slim then you cannot be attractive, unless you are slim you cannot have a valid emotional attachment with people, unless you are slim you cannot enjoy life, unless you are slim you can never be truly happy - it is all just a front, the curse of the jolly fat Such a shame that the writing is actually quite good for the genre.

Simply because the underlying "message" in this tale is that unless you are slim then you cannot be attractive, unless you are slim you cannot have a valid emotional attachment with people, unless you are slim you cannot enjoy life, unless you are slim you can never be truly happy - it is all just a front, the curse of the jolly fat person if you will. The members of the diet club Violet, Maggie, Lucy, Kathy and Edward don't really start getting their lives together until they start shedding those pesky pounds and this irritated me beyond belief as it is such a superficial expression of Humanity.

The pity is that the characters themselves are well observed and feel all too real. They are easy to empathise with on the whole but then something jarring will happen that does not ring true. The best example of this is in the opening scene when Violet steals a portion double chocolate gateau from a stranger in the local store and proceeds to eat it all herself without throwing it back up. Sorry, but that would make even the most dedicated chocolate hog throw up whether or not they were bulimic. It also somewhat misses the point that obesity is caused, more often than not, by having too many calories in each meal and being sedentary as opposed to eating between meals or stuffing yourself with chocolate and cake and biscuits - portion control is the key.

But no, here the downfall for every last one of them is snacking and it irks me a great deal. Not as much as the implication that you are worth less if you are fat but enough.

Maybe this is all written from the author's personal experience in which case I would suggest some sessions with a therapist as your self-worth should not be determined by your appearence. Yes being fat is unhealthy and can cause serious medical complications but what it doesn't do is make you any less valid as a person and this was the message I came away with from this book.

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As thrilling as it was to see the characters all rekindle their relationships or start new ones there was always this little voice cursing away in my head at the message being given. I have given this 2 stars because the writing itself is good and the characters are wonderfully drawn but I can't give it anymore due to the handling of the subject matter.

Jul 09, Di rated it really liked it. At size , she can't think why anyone would want to marry her and euphoria quickly turns to horror as she contemplates squeezing herself into a wedding dress. When a leaflet from dieting club New You!

Things go from bad to worse; everyo Violet Saunders is astounded when her boyfriend gets down on one knee and proposes. All at once Violet experiences an explosion of beautiful tastes and textures. Jan 13, Agi rated it really liked it Shelves: This book started very slowly for me and I was a little confused with the thema and the way Sherlock was writing about obese people, it looked for me as if she didn't really had a good idea for the book, it was so dull and not inspiring and very, very sad.

It started with a kick when our group of heroes decided to start a diet - group of their own. Although it is all veeeeeerrrry optimistic, and they all have such a strong will, I found it, from this moment, really interesting and I just cou So. Although it is all veeeeeerrrry optimistic, and they all have such a strong will, I found it, from this moment, really interesting and I just couldn't wait to turn the page and see what's going to happen.

It is actually a book with a depth, Sherlock is writing about some very important issues, but she managed to give it a lightness, too. So, forgetting about the beginning: , the book was good. Aug 13, Sammeh rated it really liked it.