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...

  • Ioanna

    I really loved this one!😍...

  • Kate ?? Olson

    🌵 🎧 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 💗 I adore quirky characters and this one has...

  • 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 ...

  • Anne

    So, let's talk about that cover. It's absolutely sublime, and I have to admit that as soon as I opened up the envelope when it dropped through my letterbox, I bumped this one to the very top of the 't...

  • Ruthy lavin

    Oh my word, this book is bloody brilliantl!!!!It starts off a bit like Bridget Jones, and ends a bit like Four weddings - someone please adapt it into a film!!! I didn’t think anything could top Ele...

  • Laura Peden

    The Cactus by Sarah Haywood, narrated by Katherine Manners is the character study of a British woman named Susan. If you enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine you will most likely enjoy The Cact...

  • Amy | Foxy Blogs

    The Cactus didn't hit the spot for me. I picked this book up because it was Reese Witherspoon's June book club read and I had watched her IG stories about how funny this book is and how much she loved...

  • Emily B

    From reading the first few chapters It was very easy to predict the rest of the plot of this novel. However I still really loved the ending. I was over halfway into reading it before I whole heartily ...

  • Julie Parks

    This book in the definition of English humor. It should even come with a warning: Don't read it on a rainy morning!I loved every chapter. But the character can get to be a bit too bitter at times. She...