The Goddess Rules

Version: Abridged
Author: Clare Naylor
Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: March 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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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 hassecrets 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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (2)

The Goodess Rules

Written by Kasia Jodon on June 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The plot of this book was predictable. The story some what boring.

Goddess Rules

Written by Diana Nunn from Gig Harbor, WA on December 15th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a good book. I was engaged from the very beginning. While this is somewhat of a classic love story, the telling was superb. I loved the English voice person, it really added to the story. I found myself cheering for our heroine all the while. I really wanted her to get "the guy". Also, Miri was a wonderful character...aloof and yet in the moment that really mattered, wonderfully human. Please read this book. It is so worth it!

Author Details

Author Details

Naylor, Clare

CLARE NAYLOR worked as an editorial assistant at a major publishing house. When her first novel, "Love: A User's Guide," was bought for the movies, she left her job to write full-time. Her other novels include "Catching Alice," "Dog Handling," and "The Second Assistant" (co-authored with Mimi Hare)," "She lives in England.

"From the Hardcover edition."