Declaring Spinsterhood

  • by Jamie Lynn Braziel
  • Narrated by Johanna Parker
  • 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Emma Bailey is fed up with the dating scene, and if she hears her mother nag one more time about getting married…well, she’s had it, and she wants everyone to know it. In a moment of clarity (or insanity?), she announces to the world that she will never marry. No husband and no kids; no worries about diapers, driving lessons, or divorce. Her friends are there for her, but they’re also involved in their own lives and loves, so off she goes into a world of casual dating. But what happens when the avowed spinster, the woman who has supposedly tucked her heart into a safe little space, suddenly realizes that her best friend Brian means more to her?
Jamie Lynn Braziel’s Declaring Spinsterhood delivers with this enjoyable romp through dating, friendship, and passion.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Juvenile and poorly written

What disappointed you about Declaring Spinsterhood?

The main character (Emma) acted like an overly dramatic, eye rolling, ice cream eating pre-teen.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jamie Lynn Braziel again?

Not likely

Would you listen to another book narrated by Johanna Parker?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Declaring Spinsterhood?

All of the scenes in which the main character interacted with her mother. They made her (Emma) seem petty and juvenile.
Oh, and all of Emma's scene's with her best friend and love interest (forgot his name). They were superficial and cringe worthy.

Any additional comments?

I know it seems harsh, but I would really advice others against spending their credit on this book. It's really not worth it.

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- Guiselle

What century is this?

I didn't read other reviews before buying this book, I judged it by its cute cover. I did finish the book, but just barely. The reader is fine, it's the story that bothered me. The main character is unrealistically chaste under the guise of being a Christian preacher's daughter while at the same time being an incredibly manipulative sexual tease. Her family is unforgivingly rude and unaccepting. Some of the dialogue is, I think, meant to be funny, but I just found myself feeling offended and disbelieving that this story is supposed to take place in modern-day Texas.
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- marea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-28-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio