July 26, 2017

Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein - Review

I received this book free from the publisher

About this book:
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 1, 2016)

What this book is about:
Marcy Hammer’s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, didn’t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy’s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.

Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey’s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.

Praise for this book:
“Lift And Separate is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming story that begs to be a blockbuster starring Nicholson and Keaton and shares the vulnerability, wisdom, and brilliance of Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.” —Jennifer Belle, bestselling author of High Maintenance

“Lift And Separate takes us on a funny but moving journey through heartbreak, hilarity, betrayal, and healing. Marcy Hammer is a hammer indeed! Rooting for her all the way, one is exhilarated by the journey Marilyn Simon Rothstein gives her without ever burning a single bra! Hip-hip hurrah!” —Lanie Robertson, writer of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the Tony Award–winning play

Meet the author - Marilyn Simon Rothstein:
For more than twenty-five years, Marilyn Simon Rothstein owned an advertising agency in Connecticut. Lift And Separate, released by Lake Union Publishers, is her debut novel. Her second novel, also contemporary women’s fiction, will be published in December 2017.

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What I thought about this book:
This is the first book I have read by this author and it was rather enjoyable. It has been awhile since I have read what I consider a chick lit book and I needed this change of pace for me. From the first page I loved Marcy. I think I liked that she was not your typical twenty-something main character. She did not just roll over when her husband went through his "mid-life" crisis. It was also nice to see her adult children support her through her journey to rediscover herself. The author did a good job of telling the story of a real life situation in a laugh out loud way. I thought this book was a quick read and a great way to spend a lazy day. I will be looking for more books by this author.

Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Thursday, July 6th: BookBub Blog– 6 Books That Will Have Women Laughing
Monday, July 17th: Novel Gossip
Wednesday, July 19th: West Metro Mommy Reads
Monday, July 24th: Bookchickdi
Wednesday, July 26th: A. Holland Reads
Monday, July 31st: Girl Who Reads
Tuesday, August 1st: Why Girls are Weird
Wednesday, August 2nd: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, August 3rd: Readaholic Zone – author guest post
Friday, August 4th: BookNAround
Monday, August 7th: Must Read Faster
Tuesday, August 8th: Just One More Chapter
Wednesday, August 9th: Jathan & Heather
Sunday, October 1st: Writer Unboxed

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this book! I love the cover - it's so cute!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.