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Thursday, July 23, 2009

REVIEW for Divorce Party

A big thank you goes out to FSB Associates

www.fsbassociates.com for sending this book to me!

TITLE: The Divorce Party

AUTHOR: Laura Dave

GENRE: Contemporary Fiction

RATING: 4 Stars

I am a fan of chick lit and usually don't really enjoy reading contemporay fiction written for women - but I made an exception for The Divorce Party because I thought the premise sounded so intriguing. I am soooo glad that I did. Author Laura Dave is wonderful, wonderful and creating characters that are touching, realistic and pure joys to read.

In Divorce Party - we get to read about two women who are, technically, at exact opposite places when it comes to their love life. Gwyn has been married for 35 years and instead of celebrating her 35th year, she is planning a divorce party. Gwyn is at a place in her life where she needs to re-evaluate herself and her own belief system about love, companionship and men in general and where they fit into her life.

Basically where does love for the man in your life end and where does the love for yourself begin?

At the same time, her soon to be daughter-in-law Maggie, who is supposed to be in the early stage of her relationship with the man that she wants to marry and this is supposed to be the best time of her life. She is in love and nothing can stop her - but yet, Maggie seems to be at a place in her life where she needs to re-evaluate herself and her own belief system about love, companionship and men in general and where they fit into her life.

Basically where does love for the man in your life end and where does the love for yourself begin? This premise had me completely involved and Dave manages to tell both of their stories, in alternating chapters, in such a respectful and moving way that I fell in love with this whole storyline and the two strong characters who are not afraid to look at what they really want/need in their life.

This is definitely a book written from a woman's point of view and it is extremely touching (and I HATE to cry when I am reading).

This is a definite read.

2 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I love to cry when I am reading.
I think that if a book can make me cry it must be a good book.

Cheryl said...

I have this book on my tbr list. I now need to read it next.

Nice review

 
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