Fiction – Chick Lit
After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched—just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Harvey, is desperate to get back together. When her headstrong daughter announces a secret engagement to Harvey’s attorney, Marcy finds herself planning her daughter’s wedding as she plans her own divorce.
Now with two huge events on the horizon, the indomitable Marcy soon realizes that there’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in everybody. From petty skirmishes over an ever-growing guest list to awkward confrontations with her sticky-fingered new in-laws, pulling off the wedding is going to be a challenge; seeing her divorce through is going to be a trial. And trying to make everyone happy might prove to be impossible—because in the end, Marcy alone must make a choice between something old and something new.
Husbands and Other Sharp Objects is filled with witty humor and a light-hearted storyline. Recently separated Marcy is sassy, hysterical, and straightforward, making her a very likable character for me. Some of the supporting characters were a little over the top, but I think that’s what the author was aiming for. With a plot filled with family drama and antics as well as laugh out loud humor, I think you will find this story both entertaining and relatable. This book would be a great one to pick up in between more intense reads when you just need a little break from some heavy content. After reading this, I have no doubt that I would get along with and love Marilyn Simon Rothstein because I have to imagine she is one hilarious woman!
Additionally, I did not realize that this is a sequel to Rothstein’s Lift and Separate. While I wasn’t confused by plot or characters even though I did not read the first book, I’d recommend reading Lift and Separate first if you would like to gain more insight into the life of Marcy and her family.
Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours and Marilyn Simon Rothstein for my copy of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.