The Nothing Girl

The Nothing Girl

The Nothing Girl Getting a life isn t always easy And hanging on to it is even harder Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heart warming tale of self discovery Known as The Nothing Girl because of h

  • Title: The Nothing Girl
  • Author: Jodi Taylor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Getting a life isn t always easy And hanging on to it is even harder Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heart warming tale of self discovery Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horseGetting a life isn t always easy And hanging on to it is even harder Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heart warming tale of self discovery Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see Under his guidance, Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland and for her, nothing will ever be the same again With over protective relatives on one hand and the world s most erratic spouse on the other, Jenny needs to become Someone And fast Fans of Jodi Taylor s best selling Chronicles of St Mary s series will adore the quirky humour in this new, contemporary novel.

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    Fantastic read - I am kicking myself for having had it months on my kindle waiting.I loved this story.It was beautiful. It made me laugh, cry a little, fall in love with Russell and his menagerie, and I couldn't put it down.It has a romance - sweet and sooooo good. But like with the St.-Mary's-series, this novel is character-driven. And it is rich in fantastic, English characters, banter and sarcasm.I enjoyed this immensely.

    4.5 Re-read in time for sequel"Don’t stop believing. Ever. Without belief, there is no hope. And without hope, there is nothing. Always believe and then you’ll always have hope.”Let’s start by saying that this is a brilliant novel! Yes, brilliant. I can appreciate that the blurb would lead you to probably run for the hill (a talking, invisible, golden horse!?) but put your disbelief on hold just long enough to read the first chapters, and I dare you not to be taken in by the captivating [...]

    At the age of 13 Jenny's parents are dead and she's living with her evil aunt, uncle and cousins. With a stutter and low self-esteem she is a bully target at school and home isn't any better. Then just as she's about to end it all a magical horse appears in her room and persuades her to go on. Thomas becomes her constant companion and her only friend. As the years go by she finds a small niche for herself in the attic with her books and Thomas the horse who nobody but her can see. Then in her la [...]

    Recommended to me by: AntonioThe first half of this book had me like, “what is going on? I don’t get it. WHAT IS THIS BOOK?” I was ready to give up on it, but I’m glad I didn’t. The second half definitely made up for that.The Nothing Girlfollows the life of Jenny, who has a terrible stutter since childhood that has caused her to become somewhat of a social recluse. But after she meets and marries an exuberant Russell (in quite a short amount of time), her mundane life turns into a seri [...]

    This was a fun book to read. I'll have to read more by this author. She took every opportunity to add interesting side notes and details without straying off into the land of 'overdone'. Well okay, there was a time or two where it was a little on the wordy side, but I'd rather have that than blandd this was definitely not that. I loved the quirky characters, especially Thomas and Russell. They were all well drawn. This was romance wrapped in mystery. Most of you know how I feel about romance, (n [...]

    My heart wept for the little girl. My chest swelled for the grown woman. I would give this book 10 stars if I could. It has touched my soul.

    The sign of a good book is that you don't want it to finish and this story will be a personal favorite of mine for ever.

    A lovely light comic read about a girl brought up to consider herself of no importance, who marries a man she hardly knows because he needs the money. Of course he has a heart of gold, she has a steel core, they pick up a lovely found family including a donkey, romance blossoms, and the whole thing is ridiculously feelgood and made me sniffle at the end. Some laugh-out-loud lines too. It is very hard to write light comedy with such effortlessness and this is very good indeed. Slightly weird sett [...]

    I love chick-lit. It’s easy to read with little emotional involvement on my part, and in a way its rather like an adult fairy tale. There’s the wicked stepmother, (usually an ex-wife/girlfriend etc) the handsome prince (a lonely/repressed/forlorn and definitely handsome man) and a fairy godmother (the best friend etc). There is usually some humour, a touch of romance (not too much this is chick-lit not erotica) and they all live happily ever after. Perfect.So, here was ‘The Nothing Girl [...]

    Having enjoyed some St Mary's stories I thought I'd look at this and downloaded a sample. Read the blurb, decided it really wasn't for me but I wanted something to read for 10 mins before I went to sleepThis really shouldn't work - Jenny, who has the self esteem of a tea bag!) has a "friend" in the shape of a large horse who no one else can see, touch or hear. She moves from one dysfunctional setting to another among people who are funny, unpleasant or somewhat mad or maybe all three in some cas [...]

    I want to be friends with Jodi Taylor. I love the worlds and characters she creates, and I want to hang out with her so she can tell me stories and make me laugh.Someone mentioned that Taylor's main characters have a tinge of the Mary Sue about them, and even brought Bella Swan into the mix, but I don't think that's the case at all. Max (of the St. Mary's books) and Jenny are unhappy people who find their ways to happier lives by finding the place where they can be their best selves; I don't thi [...]

    4.5 starsI loved this book. I adored Jenny. Thomas the invisible golden horse was my favorite character of the year. The book was funny and heart warming and heart breaking and just generally lovely.I dinged it a quarter of a star for one portion near the end where I obviously misunderstood what was going on, and Jenny's behavior made no sense. I dinged it another quarter star for some of Russell's character flaws that I personally couldn't have gotten past very easily.

    I wasn't really motivated to read this book but wow did it surprise me. I loved the simple storyline and how each character was so unique. And then there was always Russell to keep on my toes. PS. That feeling when you find a book you love is a series and the next book comes out the day after you've finished the previous book!

    I found this book on my kindle. The first couple of pages, I wasn't convinced I would like the story but within a few more pages I was hooked. A number of funny moments. Definitely a light read which was worth the time.

    Step into the world ofThe Nothing Girl andenjoy an unusual adventure.This is a well written. laugh out loud,make you cry, fictional, fantasy,with a little romance - story.Narrator Lucy Price-Lewis did a nice job.Not Clean but, tastefully funny.Small amount of foul language.

    So I don't know what I was expecting here, but it wasn't this. The story of a marginalized woman, who comes into her own and conquers her demons. I really enjoyed it and am seriously looking forward to the sequel.

    The Nothing Girl is my first novel by Jodi Taylor, and was introduced to me by one of my favorite authors. After reading the small sample provided, I was intrigued. I'm glad I stuck with it because I found a funny and quirky read with lovable characters, and even a bit of mystery.Summary:Jenny Dove has been known as "The Nothing Girl" for quite some time. With her low self-esteem and severe stutter, she saw no way out of a miserable life with dead parents. At age thirteen she is only just preven [...]

    I’ve burned through all Jodi Taylor’s back catalogue this year – her Chronicles of St Marys’ books and her historical fiction under the name of Isabella Barclay– but since I mostly read SF and historicals I hadn’t considered reading The Nothing Girl. At first glance it looked like chick-lit, which I’m not fond of, however, I’ve loved all of Ms Taylor’s writing so thought I should give it a try. I’m not disappointed. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed it, I’m not actually su [...]

    Wow. I had NO inkling that The Nothing Girl would be so wonderful! Absolutely incredible. Every morning and evening, when I finished my commute, I had to hold myself back from listening just a bit longer (either sneaking a listen at work, or listening in the house after work). But, I held back so I didn't use it up too soon.Jenny Dove has always lived a sheltered life, first in a bedroom in her Aunt and Uncle's home, then later in her own attic hideaway. Too fragile to be out in the world, she g [...]

    1st read 10/11/16 4 stars:Oh, my, that was an amazingly enjoyable read! I devoured it. It is quirky and sweet with amazingly flawed and lovable characters. I absolutely devoured it--staying up way too late on a work night to see how it ended. I loved this and will now be frantically trying to get my hands on everything else she has written.I've been in a reading slump for a long time was wonderful to 'happen' across something that brought back that sheer giddy pleasure of unexpectedly enjoying a [...]

    There is a phenomenon in the fan fiction community known as the Mary-Sue in which a writer incorporates themselves as they would like to be. Usually overlooked or unappreciated initially this character , when adversity strikes, finds unknown talents, skills or knowledge to save the day thus proving to everyone the folly of their assumptions about said character. You don't often see it in mainstream fiction, or if it's there it is written in a way that masks what it is. I can only think of Twilig [...]

    I picked up this book as a deal of the day from Audible. Woo Hoo! Lucky me! I just adored this book. If I had to relate the overall feeling of the book, it would be a little Harry Potteresque. Someone taken in by relatives and not really loved and must fend for themselves. That is probably the only similarity. It quickly evolved from a coming of age story into a mystery. The story line change was an odd turn of events and the way the writer wrapped up the story was the only reason for the lack o [...]

    In reading The Nothing Girl, I have discovered a fresh funny voice in relationship fiction. And heaven be praised! She has a back list! I already had The first volume of The Chronicles of Saint Marys on my Kindle for some reason, and, to my surprise and excitement, she has written a sequel to The Nothing Girl, which I quickly bought as well. Hopefully she will fulfill the promise of the first book I read by her. I laughed, I cheered, I cried, I sighed in satisfaction.I always thought donkeys sai [...]

    This was my favourite of Taylor's books. Firstly it's not a trilogy. I like a book just to be resolved and have the whole story included in one. Secondly the issues covered here were sort of everyday but with her compelling style of writing really well portrayed. and she is very funny too. the sense of humour is right up my street so I was chuckling along like a mad woman at some of the bits. easy n entertaining; great holiday read. again the heroine is a little overdramatic sometimes as with th [...]

    OK, this is not so much a review as a recommendation.Jodi Taylor is one of my favourite authors and kudos to Accent her publisher for allowing the British colloquialisms to survive to the US editions of her books. I have read them all with Nothing Girl the latest. It is easy to empathise with Jodi's characters in all her books and mostly all the characters in "Nothing Girl" resonated like crazy! I give it five stars, with pleasure, and I hope others get as much out of it as I did.

    Surprising. And surprisingly good for a book I've never heard of! Lovely English accents on audio.

    Loved it!This was a great book. I laughed, I cried and I honestly didn't want it to end. I highly recommend!

    I adored this book. You'll probably be able to tell, because this review is heavy on the adjectives and light on actual content.I couldn't put it down, and I couldn't believe I hadn't read it sooner. It's been sitting on my TBR shelf for six months. What a fool I've been.The book was by turns heartbreaking and hilarious. The sensitivity with which Taylor writes pain and love constantly impresses me, but where this book excelled was in the characters. They were so incredibly vivid, as was the qui [...]

    Loved this audiobook! I considered it a touch of the old movie Harvey combined with a contemporary romance set on a British farm that would have been right at home in Mitford :) . . . In the beginning, 13-year-old Jenny Dove begins seeing a golden horse named Thomas on the fateful day she feels her life of grief and isolation is too much to bear. Thomas gives her strength & courage to keep on living. He stays with her even when we jump forward 16 years to rejoin her journey as she meets & [...]

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