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Posted December 15, 2009
If you like surprising twists and turns this book certainly will offer you some. Right from the very first sentence on you are supplied with one jaw-dropping-moment after another. Keeps you reading - kept me up the first night until 5:30 am. I believe that this book would make a great movie.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2009
We first meet Shelly and her husband Ed as they are getting ready to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. While getting dressed for the big party, Ed drops the bombshell that not only is he not going to the party, he has a love child and has asked the mother to marry him. Happy anniversary Shelly!
To be honest, I wasn't sure I would like this book. I mean, who wants to read about a 60 year old being dumped by her husband for a much younger woman? But Slater is a skilled writer, and we come to care about Shelly and how she handles this major upheaval. We sympathize with her struggle to get back her equilibrium, and cheer when she overcomes the various bumps along the way. But don't get the wrong impression, as this book is also very funny!
While I didn't agree with all of the decisions she made, Shelly was a totally believable character and I understood her motivations. I wound up envying her friend Patrice, and would love to hang out with these two ladies!
I really enjoyed this book, and gave it 4 out of 5 stars.