I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
This book is a signature Molly Harper novel: Entertaining and hilarious, with situations and one-liners that will have you wishing you were just as cleaver with words and lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) to be in or able to witness those situations. Her characters are similar across her novels, yet different enough to have a fresh story line to enjoy.
This story follows Lacey Terwilliger, soon to be Lacey _______(insert maiden name here)due to a floral mis-delivery that leaves Lacey well aware of her husband's extramarital affair with his secretary. Being the writer of her husband's newsletter for his accounting firm, she depicts his short-comings and ineptitude in the next issue and sends it on its merry way into inboxes of family and friends. The proverbial poop hits the fan and she finds herself a hero and an outcast in her small town. Forced to take some time away to let the smoke settle, she closes herself up in her cabin by the lake in hopes to pull her life together. It is there that she meets her very sexy and very male neighbor, Monroe, who makes her rethink the no-penis policy she had instituted following the revelation of a failed marriage.
As you would expect, a story about a cheating spouse is sad at times, but not at all enough to warrant the need for tissues or even a second glance. The story is light and easy and has some good points about moving on and living your life after a heartbreaking event.
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Ronconi is a great match with Harper's characters. She does a great job with the voices and the accents.
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't life altering. Yet, it was a fun escape from reality.
Ms. Harper allows her readers a look into one woman's betrayal and how she handles this injustice. I laughed aloud several times while listening to it. One can't help but pull someone who has been wronged. I would suggest this book to almost anyone. It was simply a fun and relaxing listen.
This book is hilarious! I was actually laughing out loud in the car, driving! I love the antics, funny phrases and dynamics of the characters. For any female that has gone through a divorce, you will totally relate.
The newsletter and how Lacey comes to polite grips of her emotions.
At the top so far.
Wolverine, because I want one!
The 2am swimming in the lake and suicide attempt
Yes, this book was addictive.
Anyone who has ever been done wrong by a lover should read this book. This is a good story of: life falls apart, you run away, your pissed, you return home, your pissed, you find Wolverine!
I am a 62 year old mail carrier who has had her sanity saved by audiobooks
molly harpers way with words... she is ust flat out funny
oh yes... great fun escapist fiction
i listen to so many of your audiobooks that for me to say no would be a guess.. but she certainly did an excellent job with this one
oh i laughed...and unlike others who thought she was treated shabbily at first after her big "splash"... obviously they have never been divorced in a small town...there might be things more brutal... but not many
this is a killer vacation read... just make sure it is an all girl vacation... u need to be over being mad at all men b4 u go home...lol
I have loved and continue to love everything Molly Harper has put out as an audiobook. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this one since there is nothing supernatural in it, but I loved it just the same. Great Book!
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It is in my # 1 file.
All her stories are entertaining but this one is one of the funniest.
The whole story is my fav. I just can't pic just one scene :)
I love Molly's witt ! ! ! I haven't laughted this much since I saw "A Baby's Day Out" !!!
I just love her stories and she just happens to get the best voice for them too. :) Amanda Ronconi Keep up the goos work. I especially love the voice you created for the snobs :)
The whole concept that she freed herself from the demise of anger to moving on and realizing she got the best in the end
Her and Monroe apologized @ the same time
Equally as great
Laugh and relate
I think this is my favorite
I love Audible.... Someone reading to me all day while I'm working, driving, cooking, etc. Amazing.... I wish every book was this way. I finally get a chance to be involved in literature without reading the same chapters over and over and still not completing them. I must admit although I love classics.... Molly Harper is sooooo funny to me right now. Perfect answer for a stressful day!
This book should just be an automatic read for ladies over 27 or so ..... Laugh out loud fun as usual with Molly Harper. The forth book of hers' I have completed. Not one have I been able to put down for more then an hour or two!!!! Thanks again Molly and please don't ever stop writing or using Amanda Ronconi as the magical voice of your stories.......
I thought my favorite would be the reading of the Newsletter out loud....cracked me up!!!It turned out it was actually when she sat down to write her novel though.... Recovery is so much more fun......Oh and new beginnings :)
Amanda is the best Narrator ever!!!!
She can tell a story in a way that makes me never want to read again. I laugh because her voices for the characters and the way she speaks is so perfectly in tune with this author that I will listen to any available book by this combo... probably multiple times....
Everything about Molly's writing style promotes extreme reactions..... It's just so much fun to listen to her work!!!!
What will Molly write next?????
Love reading great books, and I am so grateful for the talented individuals who, by writing wonderful books, enhance my life immensely.
I love Ms. Harper's snarkiness anyway (not to mention her storylines, characters and the spot-on brilliance of Amanda Ronconi's performance - no one else should EVER narrate one of Ms. Harper's novels, in my opinion; she's that perfect), but this book, in particular, was laugh out-loud funny and clever! There are ways of making a story about a lying, scheming, cheating spouse funny, but Ms. Harper nailed it to perfection! I only wish I'd read this book BEFORE my own similar story...the imagination of her main character's hijinx was inspired! I would highly recommend all of Ms. Harper's novels (there isn't a dud among them), but this one is my favorite. Unless your funnybone has been surgically removed, you won't regret it!