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SUZY APPROVED BLOG TOUR: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

By Debi Lantzer @debiL1611

SUZY APPROVED BLOG TOUR: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon RothsteinHusbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
Published by Lake Union Publishing on March 6, 2018
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Pages: 302
Format: ARC, Paperback
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A heartwarming, hilarious novel for anyone who has ever had a family, from the author of Lift and Separate.

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.

This is my second post as part of a Suzy Approved Blog Tour! Woo-hoo!! I was excited when I got the great news that I was part of this tour too because the name of the book itself sounded sooooo cool – Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein!

I honestly had no idea this was a sequel to Ms. Rothstein’s previous book, Lift and Separate, so I was a little worried, but from my point of view, I didn’t have to read that book to appreciate this one. 

Marcy Hammer was such an unlikely heroine and following her story was really a blast! With the help of her friends, Dana and Candy, Marcy is helping to plan her daughter, Amanda’s wedding, while also divorcing her husband, Harvey, who has had a change of heart and wants Marcy back. 

Despite the heavy topics of divorce, cancer, infidelity, sticky fingered in-laws, sibling rivalry, and the oh-so-fun task of wedding planning, I was laughing out loud from the beginning to the end of this book.  Ms. Rothstein captured a very authentic family dynamic of a separated couple and their three kids. She also provided readers with the true loyalty of female friendships and how they can be quirky.  It was the really an awesome blend of dysfunction and fun.  The writing is sharp and quick witted, and I was completely entertained from start to finish.

SUZY APPROVED BLOG TOUR: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein Marilyn Simon Rothstein is the author of Lift and Separate, winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association for Outstanding Debut. Husbands And Other Sharp Objects is her second novel. 

Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, married a man she met in an elevator, and owned an advertising agency for more than twenty-five years. Marilyn received an MA in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut. She enjoys speaking at book festivals and community events.

SUZY APPROVED BLOG TOUR: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

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Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours, Marilyn Simon Rothstein and Lake Union Publishing for my review copy of this book and including me on this book tour!

SUZY APPROVED BLOG TOUR: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

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