The Girlfriend Curse: A Novel by Valerie FrankelThe Girlfriend Curse: A Novel by Valerie Frankel

The Girlfriend Curse: A Novel

byValerie Frankel

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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Beloved author Valerie Frankel spins a funny, unforgettable novel about a woman determined to become "The One" instead of always "The One Before."

Peg’s got a gift. Now how does she get rid of it…?

Within six months of breaking up with her, Peg Silver's ex-lovers always meet and marry the women of their dreams. Even worse than being the eternal bridesmaid, she's the last girlfriend, the one who awakens in a guy the knowledge of what he's always wanted in a relationship...and it's never with Peg. Obviously, a major lifestyle change is seriously called for, which is why the distraught interior landscape designer says good-bye to Manhattan and late-night lattes with pal Nina, and hello to a farmhouse on ten acres in tiny, backwater Manshire, Vermont, hoping to meet the ultimate, all-organic country man (without too much facial hair) to keep her warm in those frosty New England winters.

Instead, Peg finds herself at Inward Bound—a proactive adult-education retreat for the hapless and hopelessly lovelorn—to try to lift her dreaded "girlfriend curse." Perhaps there is a secret to be unearthed in the crunchy Green Mountains, one that will magically transform Peg Silver from the 

Valerie Frankel has finally created a website for herself. She certainly took her time about it, but now proudly displays her thoughts, reviews and pictures at Besides writing and getting good use out of her new digital camera, Frankel plays Snood, stares at the wall, goes running and prepares healthy yet satisf...
Title:The Girlfriend Curse: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006243151X

ISBN - 13:9780062431516

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average chick lit Peg is getting over her ex when he calls her for a reunion. Thinking they may be getting back together, she agrees to meet with him but when he brings his fiancee, Peg can't take it anymore. Looking back at all her ex's, she finds that almost all of them got engaged with the next person they started dating after Peg. Peg is the chronic last girlfriend. She decides she needs to get out of New York and start fresh. Peg buys a home on a huge plot of land in Vermont and moves there. On the train, she almost settles back in to her old habits when she finds herself attracted to a guy on the train, but instead ends up at Inward Bound, a camp to help those develop better relationship skills. I'm not usually much of a chick lit reader but I wanted something a bit lighter to read and this hit the spot. It didn't invoke any cringe from me, which I find some chick lit can do. It's not going to win any awards but it serves a purpose and didn't commit any throw-able offenses!
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