The Cactus

The Cactus

In this charming and poignant debut, one woman's unconventional journey to finding love means learning to embrace the unexpected.

For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an "interpersonal arrangement" that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control.

Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan's due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

Title:The Cactus
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780778369073
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    The Cactus Reviews

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com4.5 starsThe Cactus is a book that comes with such a visually stunning cover, it is filled with flourishing cactus plants, set against a shimmering metallic backg...

  • Emily

    Oh boy. I would have DNFd this, but at a point it became personal and I wanted to be able to make a fully formed opinion of the book. The main character was not prickly or quirky; she was rude, condes...

  • Ali

    Ah well, somewhere between 2.5 and 3 stars.And please, please, never ever spell "bin" instead of "been", it does not add any quirkiness to the speech, it just looks stupid.I have to say this book did ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ After seeing a couple of low-ratings from my Goodreads friends I opted to put The Cactus on the backburner and made my request to the libr...

  • mindful.librarian ??

    ­čîÁ ­čÄž Yay for great audiobooks with fabulous narrators with ACCENTS! British, in this case.THE CACTUS was my latest listen and it was a great one ­čĺŚ I adore quirky characters and this one has th...

  • Ioanna

    I really loved this one!­čśŹ...

  • Jaye Berry

    Hours of my life I will never get back.The Cactus is about a prickly woman named Susan who lives her life by the order she's created. When her mother dies, she ends up in an inheritance battle with he...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    An unconventional protagonist facing life-changing events. This was a quick and enjoyable read. The main character has a particular and structured personality which I could relate to (a bit) and which...

  • Holly

    3.5 stars rounded up.I was a little disappointed by The Cactus and cannot really understand the comparisons with Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Don Tillman from The Rosie Project. In fact, I ...

  • Laura

    This is an absolutely beautiful book. A real treat, from start to finish. Can't believe it's the author's first novel. I have become a real fan of books that feature quirky main characters. Susan, the...