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  • Posted December 31, 2013

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    Not one of her best

    Back in the Game was not one of my favorites by Holly Chamberlain; however, may be worth reading for some women who relate.

    The novel is about four women who find themselves going through a divorce. They share their miseries with one another along with some tops about divorce. One man turned gay, another had his wife cheat on him, another wants a baby and he doesn't and another has found his own true love.
    Of course, they go through the dating scene and not really my type of escape as too many problems and not a lot of substance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2013

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    BACK IN THE GAME Holly Chamberlin I enjoy reading Holly's works

    BACK IN THE GAME Holly Chamberlin
    I enjoy reading Holly's works and this is another good one.
    Starts out with alternating chapters of four women who are getting or going through a divorce.
    They share their triumphs and days of misery with each other and some even find online or group sessions to help them over the problems that arise.
    Also at the beginning of every chapter are tips or quotes from other publications about divorce.
    One man turned gay, another had his wife cheat on him, another wants a baby and he doesn't and another has found his own true love.
    Their life's go through the dating scene again and what they find and how they cope with it all.
    I did find with the very short alternating chapters (some are long chapters) it was hard to follow each of them and keep them straight as to who was who.
    Love the locale and descriptions of the Boston area...
    References to Sex and The City are made and you can see the connection. Love how it all ends up where everything is tied together in harmony.
    Excerpts of The Summer Everything Changed is included at the end of the book.
    I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    OK read.

    This is a good time-killer book. Characters seem fairly stereo-typical. VERY LOOSE plot, if there is one at all. A lot of scenes of divorced women sitting around having lunch whining about their lives. Not a lot of depth and nothing really HAPPENS to drive a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2009

    Horrible

    I should have known how bad this book was going to be just by the cover. The characters were so annoying, I could have cared less if they ever found "Mr. Right". Please. I don't understand why Holly Chamberlin was so hard on Laura. Strange. There was a darkness there that fell flat. Laura was the only reason why I did not toss the book altogether. The other women was so boring, had no spark. This book will be back in the game after I toss it in my public laundromat library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2006

    A good tale

    In Boston, the four women are recently divorced, but not as upset by the split as expected. Perhaps that is because the quartet knows that fifty percent of that sacred institution that need amendments to keep pure end up broken. Each of the women is concerned whether to dive into the icy depths of dating.------ Matt and Jess Marlowe married in love, but divorced in hate as she became an adulteress. Richard and Nell Keats stayed together through two decades plus and two children until he informed her he loved Bob Landry. Laura (Nell¿s sister) and Duncan Costello disagreed vehemently over having children as she wanted rugrats while he wanted to remain a dink (double income no kids) family. Grace and Simon Henley ended their marital relationship because he slept with others, but she still supports him financially and emotionally especially when he breaks up with his latest flavor of the hour------------- These four single females want to take Boston like a northeasterner, but that dive into the harbor is so frightening yet each takes the plunge seeking the right man or men this time around.-------- The ensemble lead female cast rotates perspective in this fine look at relationships after the marriage is over. That approach provides the reader with a wider scope of reactions, but also feels slightly disjointed. Though well written with interesting protagonists struggling with to date or not to date, the aptly titled BACK IN THE GAME would have been better suited as four novellas to ease tracking of the stars, all of whom are worth knowing.----------- Harriet Klausner

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