Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lift And Separate
by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 296
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Marcy Hammer’s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, didn’t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy’s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.

Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey’s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.


Kritters Thoughts:  If ever there was a book to make a cheating husband make me lough out loud this was it!  Marcy Hammer has been mostly happily married for 33 years and somewhat out of the blue her husband decides to leave the home citing stress and maybe a mistress!  

Let me first say I don't tend to read books with characters that are a generation before me - I just can't relate and usually can't connect with the character and the things they are experiencing, so I avoid.  I chose to review this one because I was intrigued by the synopsis and of course the cover!  I am so glad I did!  I was laughing out loud and even interrupted my mom reading a few times to share the funny quips by the author - I loved her outlook and hope that I can look at life the way she does.  She reminded me that even a stressful time in life you can find laughter.  

This is a great debut and I will anxiously await her next one!

Rating: perfect beach read (although it isn't beach weather right now!)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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