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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Fitzgerald Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781441839671
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Meg Clark believes in the “hokey pokey” theory of life, which demands that you put your whole self in; she even teaches it to her kindergarten students. But after the love of her life betrays her, and her father takes a flying leap off the pedestal she set him on, Meg has a hard time putting this theory into practice. What’s the point of opening yourself up if your heart comes back a little more broken each time? Now only one man receives Meg’s full devotion: her nine-year-old son, Henry. She’s happy with her single-mom life. She and Henry are taking on the world in their own lively way, and it’s enough. Still, sometimes love finds you, whether you’re ready or not. Love comes to Meg in the form of Ahmed Bourhani, an exotically handsome Iranian-American who befriends her and Henry over a game of chess in a coffee shop. Meg knows that second chances require a leap of faith, and the result is more often a complicated mixed bag than a neatly packaged happily-ever-after. Sometimes in order to heal you have to hurt, but most of all you have to live your life and put your whole self in. . . . “A promising author.” — Booklist Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Bradish | 2/9/2014

    " This book inspired me. A women who has a younger son, and also just divorced was able to find a man to fall in love with. That almost never happens. Especially to single mothers. She did good finding someone to love her forevr. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 2/8/2014

    " This is a nice romantic chick story about a gal who's overcome a divorce with a husband leaving her when she found out she was pregnant. 10 years later, she finds someone else and at the same time, her family has issues of their own - she is working through them. This is an easy read book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Wagner | 2/6/2014

    " I love the characters, just wish there was more of a story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Hykes | 2/6/2014

    " I picked this book up at a discount store mainly due to the price - however, it has become one of my favorite books of all time. I have read it several times in the past few years...it's a cute, love story. I guess I mostly enjoy reading it because it gave me hope. After a divorce & leading a life as a single mom, I can relate to the main character and her love of her son being the number one concern in her life. She has no expectations of finding love again and one day it just simply appears. Such a great story when you are feeling down in the dumps! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/5/2014

    " Kind of a "stupid" book, but very entertaining! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 2/4/2014

    " I thought this story was a little too lovey-dovey and predictable. I liked the author's first book, "Veil of Roses" so much better!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 2/2/2014

    " A friend recommended this book to me because she said that the main character reminded her so much of me and I just had to read it. I'm glad I did. It was a quick and easy read--great for summers at the beach or by the pool. It's not a book you need to study but it is a beautiful little story. If I'm anything like the main character I hope my ending is like hers (yeah, if you've been reading my reviews, I very much prefer happy endings). Another great thing about this book is that it explores (in a very easy no-nonsense way) the intricacies of family--between daughter and father, mother and son, etc. I also loved the light shed on the difficulty a single mom has with dating and all that she has to give up to raise her child. But my favorite part about this book was the cross-cultural link. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melisa Kjellander | 1/23/2014

    " A little fluffy, but still really engaging and well-written. I read it quickly and was sad when it was over. Really great characterizations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janeal | 1/18/2014

    " I shockingly really enjoyed this book. It was a great love story with a few twists that tugged at my heart and in the end had a great ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 1/16/2014

    " Liked the "Hokey Pokey" idea to life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karin | 12/21/2013

    " This felt like it was written for a younger audience, and not in a good way. I felt like all the characters were flat and predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigitte | 12/1/2013

    " I enjoyed this book and wanted to give it 3 1/2 stars. I liked the single mom, divorced and refinding love again. I would have given it four stars if the author had left out the physical attraction descriptions of bulging muscles etc. That part detracted from the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/30/2013

    " Not earth shattering. Just sweet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/13/2013

    " Easy read and pretty short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/3/2013

    " I bought this book for $3.99 at HomeGoods-what a deal! It was a nice quick read. I was sad when I finished it because I want to know what happened to the characters next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/31/2013

    " The love story Meg and Ahmed and Meg's nine year old son Henry. A very easy book to read, not too deep or complicated! Enjoyed the story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 10/30/2013

    " Didn't enjoy this as much as Veil of Roses probably because I thought the characters spent too much time acting way too immaturely. I would have like more focus on Meg and Ahmed because it felt like to me they met in one chapter and then were in love in the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mer | 9/21/2013

    " Like a fun chick flick - no real depth, but a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 8/1/2013

    " The story of a divorced mother of a nine-year-old son and her first major relationship since the break-up of her marriage. Her parents and sister are prominent characters and the relationships are realistically drawn. Set in Tuscon - you can almost feel the heat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story and these characters. I liked Laura Fitzgerald's style of writing and I think I will look into more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 7/2/2013

    " Unexpected sweet book. A different perspective on a love story and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 5/23/2013

    " The Hokey Pokey Theory to life is a good one. You put your whole self in. There is no other good way to live life. A very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 10/20/2012

    " If you're a big fan of love stories, you will really enjoy this book. I loved Laura's "Veil of Roses" and am looking forward to reading "Dreaming in English" by her. One True Theory made for great vacation reading! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trish | 9/16/2012

    " I hated this book. The main character was not relatable at all. I agree with Liza Gilbert"s review of the book. She sums it all up. If I could have given this book a zero I would have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 11/20/2011

    " This was definitely a quick read - start the book on Sunday and finished on Monday. Story was a bit predictable but I liked "hanging out" with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indigoflowers | 3/2/2011

    " Very cute. I got some great quotes from this book too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 2/23/2011

    " I did think this was a pretty cute book and even more delighted to see that it takes place in Tucson. I loved the Hokey Pokey theory of life and the relationship Meg found. I just thought the resolution between Meg and Ahmed was too quick considering how much description the author puts out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indigoflowers | 12/24/2010

    " Very cute. I got some great quotes from this book too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/30/2010

    " The love story Meg and Ahmed and Meg's nine year old son Henry. A very easy book to read, not too deep or complicated! Enjoyed the story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 5/31/2010

    " This was definitely a quick read - start the book on Sunday and finished on Monday. Story was a bit predictable but I liked "hanging out" with the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/15/2010

    " this should really be a 2 1/2 star rating... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/8/2010

    " this book was really great. a lesson on second chances. although i wish they were more in detail about the relationship of the characters and the characters themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 1/17/2010

    " The Hokey Pokey Theory to life is a good one. You put your whole self in. There is no other good way to live life. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/11/2010

    " The story of a divorced mother of a nine-year-old son and her first major relationship since the break-up of her marriage. Her parents and sister are prominent characters and the relationships are realistically drawn. Set in Tuscon - you can almost feel the heat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 mELT | 12/15/2009

    " I expected so much more out of this book. It's a quick, light read, but it also lacked a lot of depth. Meg also annoyed the heck out of me! She seemed like she didn't know what she wanted all throughout the book, and it dragged on for what seemed like forever. It could've been much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 12/9/2009

    " Liked the "Hokey Pokey" idea to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 11/3/2009

    " The story of a divorced mother of a nine-year-old son and her first major relationship since the break-up of her marriage. Her parents and sister are prominent characters and the relationships are realistically drawn. Set in Tuscon - you can almost feel the heat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 10/29/2009

    " This is a nice romantic chick story about a gal who's overcome a divorce with a husband leaving her when she found out she was pregnant. 10 years later, she finds someone else and at the same time, her family has issues of their own - she is working through them. This is an easy read book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aspayman | 10/8/2009

    " the author's writing reads like a teenage romance novel..it is definitely not on my recommend to read list :) "

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About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.