About A Little Love Story. Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the. Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts. In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant.

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Oct 30, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another great thing is that Merullo books are quick reads.

Jun 30, Carol rated it really liked it. And I like the themes of life and death, love and heartbreak, healing and rebuilding, family, and spirituality.


Lttle 23, Katie rated it it was amazing. My very favorite love story. The ending probably pisses some people off: There is something to learn from all of them.

One of the things Jake enjoys most about his relationship with Janet is the comfort of the shared moods that make words seem unnecessary. But his labors are far from over.

This is the kind of story that could be very sappy or become a soap opera, but it n I have read a few of Merullo’s books and have always enjoyed them very much. And I pray that someone out there does find a cure for cystic fibrosis for all the little Elyses and Alainas out there.

After finishing the book, you have to go back and reread the prologue. In fact, several love stories converge into a sense of urgency in the main story.

Why does Jake take Janet to Shanksville? Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. I loved the quirky sense of humor of litte main character, the several references to Greek Americans, the medical aspects meullo the pove, as well as how the story took place in Boston lots of references to Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, the Charles River, etc. No trivia or quizzes yet. When he meets the beautiful Janet Rossi by accident, sttory timing seems right to take another chance at romance.


In that sense, she was right. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The title had two means for me: There’s nothing mushy gushy about it. Before taking his painting of Ny to Dr. May 03, Laura rated it really liked it. This story is the title, A Little Love Story. Personally, I could not be on a date with someone who was coughing so badly that they required long enough in the restroom for me to think they’ve left me mid-date and not ask a single question lihtle their return.

A Little Love Story – a review

Lirtle 26, Jan Risher rated it really liked it. Among other virtues, Merullo displays his abilities as a writer throughout. Also learned a mwrullo about cystic fibrosis and the effects on the body of the victim of this awful disease. Janet explains to Jake the reasons she is drawn to politics, and also a list of reasons she would not wish to hold an elected office herself.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books litttle want to read. You as the reader WANT to “watch” these two people meet, get to know each other, tenderly discover the many nuances of a new relationship while also navigating all the secret hurts we carry that make us “broken” to the next person who may come along. If you’ve ever wasted time dwelling on the past or stroy planning the future this book can help show you how to be grounded and appreciative of the present.

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The protagonist was too quick to fall for a woman with a terminal illness, and too stable in those feelings. Mar 12, Peggy Sandstrom rated it it was amazing. Merullo is a writer who not only writes well; he creates a unique take on our recent shared history through the narrative. I thought that the ending was really effective too.

A Little Love Story

He meets Janet after a fender-bender brings them together one night. Go to your library and give it a whirl. Quotes from A Little Love Story. Feb 22, Amy rated it liked it Recommended to Amy by: Of his mother, Gerard, and Ellory, is there one character who you think provides Jake with the best moral support?


Little Love Story has: Please provide an email address. I felt Merullo was right on about his characters. However, the author really takes you through the story with empathy, humor and hope.

It is a classic love story—with some modern twists. In fact I am going to try some of Merullo’s other titles!! I have read a few of Merullo’s books and have always enjoyed them very much. This is the fourth book I have read by this author. Then again, I’m not a big romance reader, so someone who likes that genre might have a more positive experience with the book. I highly recommend this one and am curious about other novels by this local author.

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