Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One True Theory of Love by Laura Fitzgerald


One True Theory of Love


  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Genre : Romantic Fiction
  • Publisher: New American Library 2009
  • Source: Bookcrossing Bookring
  • A Favourite Quote: “It’s hard to end a relationship, especially when the person you are with is a great person. He probably did love you even as he left. just not in the way he needed to in order to make it work.”

One True Theory of Love disappointed me, after having been on a Bookcrossing Bookring list waiting to read for two years. I assumed it was something I must have wanted to read because I had enjoyed her previous novel Veil of Roses. To be honest I could not remember much about it, so I checked back to my review before writing the review for this one. It seems that did not meet my expectations either.

I do seem to be in the minority with my opinion on this one though, if you take a look at what the other Bookcrossers who read it before me had to say.

There is nothing to dislike or criticise about the writing or the characterisation, it was just I personally found the storyline a little too perfect and I am sorry to say I got bored. The protagonist Meg a single parent who was abandoned by her husband when she was pregnant with Henry her nine year old son is an intelligent and independent woman. She is a very complicated character, who seems to find it difficult to be completely truthful, in a relationship that seems to be so important to her, I found this disconcerting. The other thing that bothered me was just how easily Henry accepted his mothers relationship with Ahmed.  Maybe I was just never going to become emotionally engaged with a novel whose opening line is ‘It’s easy to look at men and think they’re idiots’ as I do not happen to agree!

I would still recommend One True Theory of Love  to those of you that enjoy this genre and her previous one Veil of Roses.

As for me I expect given the opportunity I will still read her recently published novel,  Dreaming In English, published February 2011, a sequel to Veil of Roses as disappointment does not equal dislike. 

Laura FitzgeraldImage of "Laura Fitzgerald"

Laura Fitzgerald, is the author of the three novels already mentioned. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with her husband and two children.

More information can be found about Laura and her writing on Goodreads or her Official Website 


  1. Thanks for the review. I have not read any of her books. I read romantic fiction, but I am a bit picky about what I read. I will investigate Veil of Roses first.

  2. I know how it feels when despite reading an almost flawless writing, sometimes the book fails to establish any connection with the readers.

  3. Ricki Jill@ Yes read Veil of Roses first, however if you like romantic fiction you will probably like this one as well. I seem to be very much in the minority in my thoughts.

    Vibha@ It is strange that I made no connection with this one as it seems to have had so many great reviews.

  4. Perhaps it really was the opening line that "broke it" for you. I happen to not like that line either.

  5. Bookquoter@ It was certainly not a good start as I was cross immediately!

  6. Oooh I have read books that start good but then get boring after awhile. That's why I don't read to many romance books. I would have to agree when a book opens with that kind of line, it would be hard to get into it but it still sounds interesting to me and if I run across it I'll probably read it. :0)
    How do you like Bookcrossing? I used to be really involved with that site, the forums and the rings but quit after awhile because I couldn't get the books I wanted.
    Nice review!
    Natalie :0)

  7. Natalie@ Let me know what you think if you do get round to reading this one. As for Bookcrossing, I register all books that I am not planning to keep and I set them travelling in various ways once read, as I enjoy reading the journal entries as the books travel the world. I have also made lots of friends via BC some which I have gone on to meet in real life.

  8. The problem with reading book reviews is, I always want to read the book, even when the reviewer doesn't like it. Don't know why that is but more often than not, I agree with the reviewer. Then I'm irritated at myself for spending time reading a book that I was pretty sure I wouldn't even like, LOL.

  9. Forty Pound Sack@ I am delighted that I have inspired you to want to read this title and I look forward to you coming back and letting me know what you thought.

  10. Hmm. I do love the cover -- I probably would have picked it up on account of that!

  11. Talli@ I hope you still do pick it up as I would love to know your thoughts.

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