Narrator: Pamela Almand
Published by Brilliance Audio on 06 March 2018
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
Source: Narrator, Submitted
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.
©2018 Marilyn Simon Rothstein (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Marcy Hammer had it all – a husband, three children and a life that many would envy. Then her husband had an affair. Now, during her divorce, she has to deal with the most obnoxious, self-centered Bridezilla (one of her lovely daughters) who is fixed on the family being the way it was – before the impending divorce. Not to mention her husband wants to come back and is eating himself into a health scare, and her new boyfriend wants some commitment and her best friend has cancer. This doesn’t even cover what her new in-laws are like!
Marcy tries to make everyone happy, play a major role in her daughter’s wedding and convince herself that she can keep moving forward – scary as it is.
I enjoyed this book. It was well written, light and fun. There were a few points where I told Marcy to drop it and do what she really wanted – kids are wonderful but little Ms. Bridezilla needed a reality check a lot sooner.
Marilyn Simon Rothstein developed each of her characters with care and depth. I especially loved her friend, Dana! Each of her characters was relatable and captivating – well, except the Bridezilla. Even she was expertly developed capturing how often our children have blinders on when it comes to their parents. The story flowed smoothly and was highly entertaining.
I have never heard Pamela Almand narrate before but she was very good! I loved her storytelling voice and she was perfect for these characters/story. She had the “mom” voice to a T!
There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.