The Hole In The Middle

The Hole In The Middle I Don t Know How She Does It for the This Is generationSophie Whelan is the epitome of the modern superwoman When she operates at peak performance she can cajole balky employees soothe her cranky

  • Title: The Hole In The Middle
  • Author: Kate Hilton
  • ISBN: 9781443429559
  • Page: 214
  • Format: ebook
  • I Don t Know How She Does It for the This Is 40 generationSophie Whelan is the epitome of the modern superwoman When she operates at peak performance, she can cajole balky employees, soothe her cranky children, troubleshoot career disasters, throw a dinner party for ten and draft an upbeat Christmas letter all in the same day.But as Sophie s fortieth birthday looms, her sI Don t Know How She Does It for the This Is 40 generationSophie Whelan is the epitome of the modern superwoman When she operates at peak performance, she can cajole balky employees, soothe her cranky children, troubleshoot career disasters, throw a dinner party for ten and draft an upbeat Christmas letter all in the same day.But as Sophie s fortieth birthday looms, her seamless life reveals disturbing web like fractures Conflict with her boss, blossoming jealousy of her husband s femme fatale business partner and her feelings of hopeless inadequacy as a mother and daughter are cracking the edifice of her life.Rescue may be at hand when Lillian Parker, a wealthy widow who befriended Sophie during her university days, makes Sophie an irresistible offer Why, then, does Sophie hesitate The answer is the reappearance of Lillian s nephew, Will Shannon, the great unresolved love of Sophie s life As she remembers the vivid drama of their college romance, Sophie confronts the choices she has made in life and in love and looks for the answer to a question that has always troubled her What does she really want The Hole in the Middle is a heartbreaking love story, a laugh out loud portrayal of the twin demands of work and family and a fresh take on the hot debate about having it all It is not to be missed.

    • Best Download [Kate Hilton] ☆ The Hole In The Middle || [Music Book] PDF ´
      214 Kate Hilton
    • thumbnail Title: Best Download [Kate Hilton] ☆ The Hole In The Middle || [Music Book] PDF ´
      Posted by:Kate Hilton
      Published :2020-01-03T18:39:21+00:00

    About “Kate Hilton

    • Kate Hilton

      Kate Hilton is the author of THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE and JUST LIKE FAMILY Before turning to fiction, Kate worked in law, higher education, public relations and major gift fundraising She has an English degree from McGill University and a Law degree from the University of Toronto She has had difficulty deciding on a career.She lives in Toronto with her two sons, who shall remain nameless, and with Shelby, a rescue dog who displays corgi like tendencies When not napping, Shelby assists with plot development.Kate is working on her third novel She is represented by Beverley Slopen of the Beverley Slopen Literary Agency.

    936 thoughts on “The Hole In The Middle


    • Sophie Whelan is approaching her 40th birthday and seems to have it all. The terrible boss, a distracted husband, childcare issues, problematic employees and worries about whether her parenting skills are up to scratch. Sophie finds herself close to the edge and on the verge of a midlife crisis. Then in steps Will Shannon, the great unresolved love of her life. The unexpected return of Will throws Sophie back into the past and memories of their college romance, forcing her to confront the choice [...]


    • This book was an freebie. I will say that it was a well written book which often is not the case with free books. The book has a cheerful cover and I started it thinking, chick lit/women’s fiction light kind of thing…no, not exactly. Everyone is miserable and stressed out. The main character’s life is an essay on everything that can go wrong with a dual working couple’s life. Sophie, her husband, her children, her mother, her co-workers, basically everyone is miserable. There is no hum [...]


    • Hilton has an easy style of writing that makes her book enjoyable. Sophie is a likable character who laughs at herself and lets the reader in on the humor. This novel is sure to be a popular summer read. Read my review at pennyformythoughts-nonasp


    • Bought this book because of all the 5-star reviewsBIG mistake! Kept reading to try to figure out what everyone liked about it? Conclusion: Stiff characters. Predictable plot. Nothing new.


    • Sophie Whelan is the epitome of the modern superwoman. When she operates at peak performance, she can cajole balky employees, soothe her cranky children, troubleshoot career disasters, throw a dinner party for ten and draft an upbeat Christmas letter—all in the same day.But as Sophie's fortieth birthday looms, her seamless life reveals disturbing web-like fractures. Conflict with her boss, blossoming jealousy of her husband's femme fatale business partner and her feelings of hopeless inadequac [...]


    • Originally reviewed at Novel EscapesKate Hilton’s novel was completely engrossing and all consuming- I felt like she was talking directly to me. I won’t pretend that I’m half as busy with a career as Sophie and I don’t have to negotiate some of the things she had to with her husband. But even without an office to go to I do find that the negotiation of timing regards to child care with your spouse takes over your life even more than the children themselves invariably do. I loved that Sop [...]


    • I loved my look at the corporate world, from the viewpoint of a woman who is trying to do it all. She's an executive in a large hospital as well as being a wife, mother, and friend. She is struggling to be it all for all those people in her life who are counting on her.More alarming, I can feel an aching weariness in my chest. I've noticed it with some regularity lately, and it makes me nervous. Some days it's just a knot of anxiety, but today it feels like the hole in the middle of a donut: emp [...]


    • Story Description:HarperCollines|November 4, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-1-44342-953-5Sophie Whelan is the epitome of the modern superwoman. When she operates at peak performance, she can cajole balky employees, soothe her cranky children, troubleshoot career disasters, throw a dinner party for ten and draft an upbeat Christmas letter - all in the same day. But as Sophie's fortieth birthday looms, her seamless life reveals disturbing web-like fractures. Conflict with her boss, blosdsoming jea [...]


    • Kate Hilton’s protagonist, Sophie Whelan-Walker is exhausted from struggling with her life as career woman, mother of two children and wife to a man whose own career is on the up and expects Sophie to sort out the domestic part of their lives without him. After all, he has important meetings with investors to attend to.Everyone (her mother, the women in her book club, her boos, the people she supervises, parents at her son’s school…) want a piece of her time. What I liked about the novel, [...]


    • 4.5 stars. Hilton reaches right into the hearts, minds and insecurities of women and lets them know that they aren’t alone in their struggles. There is something in Sophie that everyone will identify with — sometimes painfully — and seeing her come to terms with her life will give hope that it can happen for all. The friendships, work relationships and struggles are so beautifully depicted that you will want to read it again to pick up on the wisdom you missed the first time through.Sophie [...]


    • Good, thoughtful, funny, heartfelt women's fiction, cleverly plotted and very well written. My favorite parts were the awful work experiences that gave me flashbacks to some of my worst days in the corporate world (but made them a lot funnier). I didn't sink into it quite as much as I wished, distracted as I was by watching the author's ambitious construction techniques, but that's just me and the hazard of being a fellow writer. Readers -- especially over-burdened professional moms -- should th [...]


    • I had a hard time relating to this book, perhaps because I have never felt the need to "have it all". I am not career driven, and in fact, stayed at home with my children until they were all in school. I didn't connect with the characters at all. I did enjoy some of the humourous aspects of the story, though. Some of the reflections on marriage were interesting and I was able to relate to that. All in all, this wasn't a bad book, just not the book for me


    • Overall I liked it. I enjoyed reading the frenzy in her life and the struggles she dealt with at work were very relatable. I think the ending was a little too neatly wrapped up which made it a bit disappointing.


    • A truly enjoyable read, and some fun innuendos that may - or may not - be related to Kate's time in Development at UofT.


    • Well-written, smart, funny - the perfect book to inhale on a Sunday when I'm stuck in bed with wicked PMS. The ending was very satisfying and I loved the cast of characters.


    • I reviewed this book at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley. Shel: This was a refreshing change from some of the things we've read lately. Our protagonist is a 39 year old woman--married with 2 young sons, and a stressful job. The narrative goes between her last year in college and the last few months of her 30's.Shel: I think many women who have a spouse, kids, and are stressed out at work can identify with the anxiety and exhaustion that Sophie exhibits. I know I've had those moments --t [...]


    • Another book I picked up because it was so relatable. My 40th was around the same time and I can relate in terms of the career, kids, and just a million things to fit in. Along with the mid-life crisis/review of lifeIs this all its going to be? Can it be better? Should I have made other choices? Can I make a better choice (daaa, that took a weirdly long time to make??). And a happy ending, which is all we can wish for in our own lives when we make a big decision. The love stories were a little p [...]



    • This was good, but just know that you feel,like you're living her life and feel the same stress. Sheesh. I liked it, but was glad when it was finally over.



    • I won this book through a Giveaway and somehow never received it. I contacted the author and she was sooo very gracious to send me out another copy, thank you so much!! You are Awesome!!! :) From the moment I started reading, I was drawn into the story. The chaotic life of a working Mom and her crazy work life! The anxiety of trying to balance kids, husband, a horrid boss, meeting after meeting, added job duties and then an old flame from the past that she still has unanswered questions about. [...]


    • I was incredibly eager to read this book, as it feels like it's been ages since I've picked up a new book. I expected that it would take me a long time to read, as I'm currently busy with two jobs; however, I managed to read it in just two days. I will say that this was a good book, as I do tend to enjoy these sorts of chic-lit novels; however, I had many issues with the characters:Sophie is the main character and she is just a wreck. She is not taking care of herself and is drowning underneath [...]


    • This novel is a story of a woman, Sophie Whelan, in her late thirties with two young children. Her boss is an idiot. Her workload is increasing by the day, her husband seems more interested in his business partner than he is in her, and her children are a handful. So when a man from her past calls her, she can't help but wonder why things didn't work out between them.Sophie is the head of communications for a children's hospital, and she is faced with many challenges at work. Her assistant does [...]


    • There comes a time in a woman's life when they hit the milestone fortieth birthday that causes them to reflect back on their life's journey The Hole In The Middle is Sophie Whelan's story.Sophie Whelan is on the cusp of turning the big 4-0, and as her birthday approaches, this busy professional, wife, and mother struggles to juggle the competing demands of work and family. As Sophie reflects back on her last year of college and the current state of her life, she re-examines an unresolved relati [...]


    • I like the reviewer who compared this to the donut after which the title was named. In agreement with her, it was way too "doughy" to begin with. I was so stressed out reading the first many chapters and I don't even work in an office job! It was really tedious and nerve-wracking to read how awful Sophie's life was and, as another reviewer said, Jesse really was an asshole. There was nothing to like in the beginning, including Sophie herself. I truly found the book so stressy (filled with stress [...]


    • I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from (current price £3.38).It took a little while to fully grab my attention but by the end I was definitely hooked on the storyline. It began with a holiday season letter/email, I thought this was a good way to introduce the main character without an overload of information – it made it more interesting. The prologue indicated heartbreak in Sophie’s past and I found myself trying to guess how it all went down.The main focus of this [...]


    • I will never, thank goodness, look at a holiday letter the same way again. I love the way this novel opens -- with just such a letter glowing and crowing about how each child is an adorable genius, the partner "a perfect husband and father" who is "making the world a better place" and the mom a successful career woman, school volunteer supreme and yoga mastering book reading guru. Then you turn the page and are welcomed to the real world of Sophie as she battles her obnoxious boss, overwhelming [...]


    • I completely LOVED this book. I myself am not a mother but I am a married, career oriented woman who has questioned her choices now and again. I have been in that kind of pressure cooker and can relate to the anxiety of the career and the epic heart break from a past love. This, however, is not the reason I am in love with this book. Kate Hilton is an exceptional truth writer. These conversations felt like they were being overheard. This, while totally fictional, was what actually goes on in the [...]


    • You can read this review and more like it at The Nomadic ReaderA free book I picked up from , I'm not sure what enticed me to read it, but I'm glad I did. The basic story was not that profound but the characters and their decisions throughout really hit home for me. It's about Sophie, who is about to turn 40. She is married, has kids, has a stressful job, and of course has a past that involves another man. Throughout the book she is constantly questioning herself and her decisions. She wonders i [...]


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *