One Plus One

One Plus One

Large Print - 2014
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Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell -- until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages... maybe ever.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine Thorndike Press, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410466716
141046671X
9781594138270
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION MOYES JOJO
Characteristics: 593 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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JCLDebbieF Jan 20, 2017

I don't know if I'm biased, but I haven't met and read a Moyes book that I've rated less than 5 stars yet. You can't go wrong!

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Einer2
Dec 06, 2016

Loved it!

AL_SHERRI Dec 03, 2016

This author has done it again! This book reminded me a little of Little Miss Sunshine, which is a good thing. Two unlikely characters meet and travel with two misfit children and a huge dog across the England into Scotland. Warning: I cried several times throughout the book.

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cknightkc
Jun 04, 2016

This was my second “road trip” with the quirky bunch of misfits in ONE PLUS ONE, but I enjoyed this book as much as I had when I first read it almost 2 years ago. Yes, the story is kind of a modern day fairy tale, full of romantic comedy cliches, but it works. Author Jojo Moyes skillfully creates 4 engaging, believable characters (Jess, Ed, Nicky, and Tanzie) and in alternating chapters, each one relates the story from his/her own perspective. This narrative style adds a rich depth to the plot line. Like real life, ONE PLUS ONE has its moments of humor, love, heartache, and sadness, but ultimately it is a story of hope and family. With Moyes' bestseller, ME BEFORE YOU, now released as a major motion picture, can a film adaptation of ONE PLUS ONE be far behind?

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louv2000
Mar 11, 2016

I took off 1/2 a star because the book was too short. I could have read about this family for another 300 pages! loved it.

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claire1953
Oct 01, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am surprised that some of the comments by other readers fail to mention that, beyond some of the funny situations in this book lies a study of human nature and the positive effect one individual can have on another. It shows that good can come out of adversity and that forgiveness is the greatest gift. Go along on the incredible journey taken by Jess, Nick, Tanzie, Ed and yes, Norman the dog.

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lilyofthevalley3
Sep 19, 2015

I've just discovered this author and love her!

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daysleeper236
Aug 21, 2015

Although not as good as "Me Before You", this is a mildly entertaining read.

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creeker868
Aug 08, 2015

I have now read three books by Jojo Moyes. They have all been different yet wonderful stories with believable characters.

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trincm
Jul 27, 2015

I really did enjoy this book. Besides the hardships of a single Mom, loved the car trip scenario and was a nice enough read.

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M_ALCOTT Dec 12, 2014

"First rule of Geek Club. There is no Geek Club."-Nicky

M_ALCOTT Dec 12, 2014

"Look. Here's the thing. I haven't had sex in three years. I sort of need to get back on the horse, and I think it--you--would be great."-Jess

M_ALCOTT Dec 12, 2014

"You want me to be a horse."-Ed

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bixby
Jul 09, 2014

Everything seems to go wrong for Jess, her two kids, and a large slobbery dog, trying to survive bullies, two jobs, and a genius for a daughter. You would think that life has her beaten but, with a little help from a friend, she "sorts it all out"!

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