The Goddess Rules: A Novel by Clare Naylor

The Goddess Rules: A Novel

byClare Naylor

Kobo ebook | March 1, 2005

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Here’s the delightful new novel from Clare Naylor, whose sleeper hit Dog Handling was one of Cosmopolitan’s Best Beach Reads for 2002. Fresh and fun, The Goddess Rules is an outrageous, wry, and razor-sharp portrait of a girl who thinks her life is just fine–until she meets a woman who swears by the belief that life is meant to be fabulous.

When obsessed pet owners have pooches or kitties they want immortalized on canvas, Kate Disney is the artist of choice. From her shed (which doubles as a studio and apartment) in London’s Primrose Hill, Kate caters to the whims of the rich and famous while herself living a decidedly bohemian existence. The problem is, she has a tendency to cater to her on-again, way-off-again boyfriend as well. Jake is so erratic, that most of her friends don’t understand why she even bothers. But it’s hard to fall out of love with a man who writes her songs and calls her “Angel”–even if he disappears for weeks at a time.

Luckily for Kate, Mirabelle Moncur isn’t buying any of that claptrap. Mirri was an actress, a legend in her time. Now, at age sixty, she’s given up on fame and men and lives in Africa, where she raises lion cubs. But her reclusive nature has done nothing to dull her beauty, mar her incredible figure, or dampen her outrageous joie de vivre.

After sweeping into London to have Kate paint a portrait of her favorite cub, Mirri seizes hold of Kate’s life–from the baggy wardrobe to the hopeless taste in men. Under Mirri’s tutelage, Kate learns to dance on tables with abandon, drink like a dockworker, and flirt like a goddess. And when her old friend Louis reenters the picture, she begins to see things in a whole new light. But Mirri has secrets that hint at a less than divine future. Now it’s Kate’s turn to teach Mirri a thing or two about life, love, and being fabulous.

Title:The Goddess Rules: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:034547872X

ISBN - 13:9780345478726

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Loved the characters. Every girl needs a friend like Mirabelle to entertain you. The ending was not enough for me; Naylor has a habit of giving a short finish. There was not enough details in the final pages about Kate as she claims true love. Enjoyed the book tho' but an epilogue would have lifted the characters into a 5 star realm........
Date published: 2009-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a read! Loved this book. Clare is quite the author, she writes with intellligence and her books are funny, entertaining and very readable. This novel with kate as our heroine, was engaging. The journey that Kate makes to get to where she wants to be is intriguing and will relate to most women. The femalr characters are very strong - but so are the male characters. I loved Clare's Second Assistant so now I cannot wait to read the rest of her books. Have fun!
Date published: 2006-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read! This book is a really great read. It is well written, and provides humour and intrigue. It is very unpredictable, and has you hooked until the last page. The characters are interesting and unique, and they provide a solid foundation for a good story. It will appeal to all strong-willed, modern females..
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! This book was a really funny book with lots of turns and twists that happens in this young woman's life. And when Mirri steps in, well, that's when all the fun begins! Read this book because it leaves you cheering her on and hoping for the best! You feel as if you're one of her good friends and you're just dying to know what's going on in her life! The only downside to this book is that I felt it was qutie long and at some points I'd just want it to end -- but if you can deal with length, then go out and read it!
Date published: 2005-10-30