Overall I did like the book. While there were several few funny moments or lines, I don't know that any of them were quite as funny as I anticipated after reading the reviews by others. Also, I think the Publisher is a little misleading on what the story focuses on. I would consider it a funny book about a woman figuing out what she wants to do after finding out her husband cheated on her and she filed for divorce. It ends up being a good, believable story but I think the publisher's summary is slightly misleading. It takes a very long time to get through the "introduction" to finally end up where the Publisher says we are headed for the main part of the story. As long as you don't focus too much on the summary and looking for humor, you will very much enjoy this book.
Another five shining bright stars for Molly Harper, who can entertain, humor, tell a wickedly delicious story, and actually have real depth with her plots. If you haven't gotten on the Harper bandwagon yet, my only question is: WHY NOT?
And One Last Thing . . . had me in stitches, nearly crying, and nodding my head at how spot on this story is. After being in love with Harper's paranormal books, this was a different change of pace. However, Harper keeps up the witty remarks, fun characters, and over-all sense of feeling as if everything is happening to you. Only if I was that funny. I think what really made me love this book in particular was the fact I'd gone through a divorce myself, and if I had it to do all over again, I would have sent out a hilarious and not-the-least-bit contrite newsletter to all our friends/family.
As far as the narration, Amanda Ronconi is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. It's Ronconi's voice and characterization that gives all of Harper's books that little extra bump. She has such a finesse with brining books alive that I don't know if reading Harper's books will ever be the same without Ronconi's voice.
Keep on writing, Molly, for I am forever your loyal book-reading servant. Same goes for Amanda, because I'll buy just about any book she narrates!
I love Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. I have bought ever single one of her books and Ronconi always makes her stories entertaining. The lead character is sassy and with all the stuff that keeps happening to her, well, it makes your problems just seem so much smaller.
The other thing I love about Harper is that her leads have flaws. They aren't perfect, they develop throughout the story, and they learn from their mistakes. They are also independent strong women that know when to just give into guilty pleasures.
This book is different than Harper's usual fantasy books but her style and flare is still all there. Fans of Harper and Ronconi will NOT be disappointed. I loved this book. This book was heart warming and you really get beind the lead character. The lead character is just hilarious. I love how she takes a bad situation and turns it around. She develops inner strength to stand up for her self and show respect to herself. Fantastic books and great performance.
I love Amanda Ronconi, and teamed up with Molly Harper's writing it is a devastating duo of awesome!
It was hilarious! I love to listen to books while I work off shifts to keep me awake, as well as while I am cleaning. I found this book to be light, funny, and charming.
Yes! And I already have to many! I recommend all of Molly Harper books to people I know. This book is really no different from her others. Sure, the story is completely different; however HER brilliant formula is there! The perfectly flawed main characters, the totally screwed up family, the laugh out loud wit and of course the exceptional narration by Amanda Ronconi. I truly find myself angry, giggling, sad, turned on... I guess, living the emotions of the character as the author intends you to do, but is not often achieved. When I find this I devour every one of their books. In Molly Harper’s case, I just truly enjoy a good time!
Reading the book yourself would be fantastic! However Amanda Ronconi does an excellent job! She has definitely done her homework on all the books she narrates and does not just "READ" them. She is acting them. The emotions are spot on! The only thing I struggle with is she could improve on her male voices. I can get past it though because I think she does so well in every other aspect.
Believe me, you will feel ever emotion these characters go through. You will be angry, but you will crack up too! You will find yourself smiling while listing through most of it.
Maybe it was because I had my own messy divorce... but, I really liked this journey through the stages of healing. And it was done in such an amusing way! Ms Harper's unique humor and personality shine through, just as it does in all of her books. Excellently done, superbly narrated, and well worth the credit! I highly recommend it!
I love it. She's gutsy and real. I wish I could have pulled a stunt like hers before my divorce. If you've ever had a cheating ex that you wanted to string up, then you're going to love this.
As far as I'm concerned, Molly Harper can do no wrong. The characters are always funny and refreshing. And the narrator, Amanda Ronconi, is brilliant.
I love a good book but thanks to dislexea i suck at reeding speling and ya. so bring on audio fiction!
YES! I love thiss book everything was perfect if you like the auther and the voice matched perfectly with the story. I love a hummors strong femail leed.
Anny of her other books really. Check them out!
Yes. She is perfect for thiss book would not change a thing!
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lissen you will not regret it!
I've always liked to read. But I've become addicted to Audible and average 5 or 6 books a week. But everybody has at least one vice right?
This book is one of my favorites. Although I have yet to read a book by Molly Harper that I didn't completely enjoy. Her main character Lacy finds herself oblivious and caught off guard by her husbands affair. And while I think her initial reaction to this was pretty normal shock, crying and anger. Lacy picks herself up and decides to figure out what it is that she wants and needs to have a healthy and somewhat normal life. The main character is funny and thoughtful. Her family reminds me of my own. In fact I can honestly say I enjoyed the conversation and personalities of the secondary characters as much as the main one. You will grin and laugh out loud and still want more at the end. Read this.
I love Amanda Ronconi as narrator. She does a great job on all the voices and makes the characters real people.
This is not a paranormal type story like Ms Harpers other books. But it is without a doubt equally entertaining and a story I have enjoyed more than once. Molly Harper rocks. I would suggest reading all of her books.