Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Book Review: Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews



From the back of the book:

"Grace Stanton's life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their "divorce coach" starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life's unpredictable twists and turns. Ladies' Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on."

The summer is the time of year that I spend the most amount of time reading. Luckily for me, I have a few hours each day that I can devote to that hobby! I've finished yet another book, Ladies' Night, and I absolutely love it! It was one of those books where I was crying - yes, crying - by the time I was 4 or 5 chapters in. The way that Mary Kay Andrews writes makes you really feel what the character is feeling, the type of character that takes up space in your brain and stays with you long after the book has ended. 

The book feels real, not just in the way that you can relate to the characters, but in the way where you know someone who's gone through something similar. Divorce is a painful subject for many people, and the bonds formed through the "divorce recovery" group show how important it is to have a strong support system around you while going through such a large life change. This is a great book that I finished in about two days, so I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves an intriguing summer read!

Buy the book on Amazon!

-JMB