There is no happy ending here, but the trip is filled with fun and laughter. I could relate to the issues of aging and dealing with death, cancer and dementia. And while those are grim words and issues, the author has been able to bring out the other side of the coin as well, which is that even in dealing with these things, there is joy and laughter. The narrator did a good job with the voices as well, making the plot more believable. The story appeals to what we all hope for in our old age, one last big adventure.
It's as good as when it first came out - and I read it twice then and still have the paperback. The men are delicious, the story compelling, and the narrator superb. It remains one of my favorite romances - up there with Georgette Heyer's books and one I am sure I will listen to again.
I expect better from a veteran author like this, both in terms of writing and plot. The heroine and her friend think they are in danger and need to leave their house at once, so instead of leaving, they decide to drink themselves into a stupor because they don't want waste a couple of bottles of wine! Who does that?? Ridiculous.
I usually hate books told by reading letters and other documents BUT after the first few documents were read, this captured my attention and held it. It is told from both the lawyers perspective as she learns how to handle a civil case and a divorce, and the from that of the woman who's husband is dumping her. Having gone through a divorce, I found it very true to life, with all the craziness and, and yes, humor that goes into to trying to hammer out an agreement. In the end, her husband dumps the smarmy law firm and finds someone decent to represent him, and all ends on a high note. That is the only thing that didn't ring true. More often than not, decency does not prevail, bt it made for a happy ending so I guess it works.
If you like her Retriever stories you will love this one too. It takes a chapter to start to figure our what's going on and then the suspense builds and the mystery unfolds. Wonderful narration adds to the atmosphere.
She's supposed to be a PHD in psychology. Stupider than a 13 year old 7th grade valley girl with the thought processes of the same. If you can get past that, it could rise to two stars.
If you like sex scenes unconnected by any real plot, by all means, buy this book. Otherwise, save your credit. Boring. I couldn't listen more than halfway.
Almost too realistic. Brings back a lot of bad memories about divorce and lying spouses. Mary Kay Andrews can't write a bad book but the beginning of this will leave anyone who's ever dealt with a cheater tense. Victory prevails in the end so it ends well. I would highly recommend it with a warning about flashbacks if you've ever been there and done that!
Yes, the narrator does tend to over enunciate, however it does not take away from the overall charm of these books. If anything, the reader can imagine that Aunt Dimity had a hand in getting her hired so she could learn her trade. After two books, she's starting to grow on me. Either I'm getting used to her, or more tolerant of eccentricities.
One sex scene after another, loosly connected by - oh right - not much, and what there is improbable! Fifty Shades of Gray has a lot to answer for in the field of romance writing right now, authors seem to be forgetting the romance - and sex gets pretty boring without a good story around it. Don't waste your credit.
Started great, and ended with (spoiler alert) breast cancer in all three women. I read to escape the sad realities of life, not wallow in them. The real theme of this story was not revealed before I read half way through.
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