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Your Perfect Year

A Novel
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A man consumed by a meaningless life is going to do something he’s never considered doing before. He’s going to enjoy the day...

For hyper-particular publishing heir Jonathan Grief, the day starts like any other - with a strict morning fitness regimen that’ll keep his divorced, easily irritated, cynical, forty-two-year-old self in absolutely flawless physical condition. But all it takes to put a crimp in his routine is one small annoyance. Someone has left a leather-bound day planner with the handwritten title Your Perfect Year in his spot on his mountain bike at his fitness course! 

Determined to discover its owner, Jonathan opens the calendar to find that someone known only as “H.” has filled it in with suggestions, tasks, and affirmative actions for each day. The more he devotes himself to locating the elusive H., the deeper Jonathan is drawn into someone else’s rich and generous narrative - and into an attitude adjustment he desperately needs. 

He may have ended up with a perfect year by accident, but it seems fate has set Jonathan on a path toward healing, feeling, and maybe even loving again...if only he can meet the stranger who’s changing his life one day at a time.

©2019 by Charlotte Lucas. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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  • Susan M. Jones
  • 17/11/2019

Narration is horrible

The narrator reminds me of an old news reporter. Every word is spoken in the same sing song voice. Pauses are. In all. The wrong. Places. It is indescribably horrible.

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  • N. Male
  • 26/05/2020

Not my genre....

I rarely listen to books that are romance oriented, but this was a Free read (with inexpensive audio to purchase), so I went with it. It held my interest until the end. Am I going for more books in the romance genre? No.

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  • CLL
  • 29/04/2020

Cute story

However, I highly recommend listening at 1.5 to 2 times the playback speed to limit the awkward pauses and to smooth out the deliberate manner of speaking by the male narrator. I assure you that the pauses and deliberate manner of speaking are completely how that type of stuffy male character would speak but I am not that tolerant so when I sped up the playback the book was much more enjoyable.

That being said, I really did like the story. The characters were, in their own way, interesting and friendly, and the narration (once sped up) was pleasant. The story doesn't require a lot of attention so listening while making dinner or doing housework was easy. I will say the ending lacked a good, well, happily ever after ending. it ended well enough but not how it should have.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/04/2020

I liked the book and its audio presentation very much.

I liked the book and its audio presentation very much.
English is not my native language, so for me it is important that the amount of new words I have to check in the online dictionary is reasonable, and that the audio is clear.
Also the plot should be interesting.
The book satisfied my needs. The price of the book 0$ for book and 2$ for audio, relative to its length, was great.

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  • Anne T
  • 01/12/2019

This could have been so much better.

I couldn’t get past my frustration with Hannah, who was absurdly self-centered and just not believable. Anyone with the wisdom to write the diary would have reacted with more compassion and maturity to Simon’s decision. The narrator of the two female voices was beyond annoying- she was fine during regular reading, but when voicing dialogue was so grating I had to turn down the volume. I found the male narrator unpleasant to listen to as well, but warmed up to Jonathan’s character eventually.

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  • Kaitie
  • 01/07/2020

Very cute!

Cute easy read! Great translation! If ur looking for a light story this is for u!

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  • Lanae
  • 30/06/2020

A new favorite

I loved this. The story unfolds so beautifully
And yet so real. I hope to find more by this author translated to English.

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  • C. L. K.
  • 23/06/2020

FUN concept for romance novel

I enjoyed being taken to another country and finding similarities in social convention. And, the concept for the plot was enjoyable. But one thing was rather confusing, why is the diary called a filafax? Using both terms was disconcerting and the word diary is more suited for use in writing romance; in my opinion.

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  • Mary
  • 16/06/2020

Absolutely loved this

So refreshing, unique and well written. Not a fluffy romance or chic flick, but a light hearted read with a thoughtful message about living your life. Narration for the audiobook was excellent

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  • Ashlee Lyon
  • 21/05/2020

Loved the story not the ending

Great story but the ending left something to be desired. I felt like the author could have spent a bit more time giving the reader some closure on the relationship between the two characters.