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A bitter divorce from a two-timing husband leaves Sarah with no money to fend for her daughter, but she won't be beaten, so she opens The Divorce Club, a meeting place for women who want to divorce their cheating husbands, but don't know how.

Soon things start to go seriously wrong. A fake client and her rising interest in him isn't Sarah's only worry; there's a

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Published June 20th 2011 by Smashwords (first published June 18th 2011)
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Jane Stewart
Relationships were not developed. Conflicts were forced. I did not enjoy the conversations.

Examples of weak conflicts:

Sarah has a stalker. When he sends her text messages she acts strange, but she won’t tell anyone about it. That bothered me. It wasn’t believable.

Jamie has a secret. When Jamie tells Sarah he wants to confess something, she says “tell me later.” That annoyed me. It was artificial. And then later when she found out, she was furious, stomped off, and would not let him explain - not
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Misha
Jul 12, 2011 Misha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: chick-lit, contemporary womens readers
Okay, so I'm the first to review this. Picked it up and couldn't stop reading. There's something intoxicating about Sarah, who's 34, a single mother to thirteen-year-old Sam, and unable to pay for the mortgage, her daughter's education and basic needs since the ex, Greg, decided to leave the family for a younger work colleague. Angry at the entire male population, Sarah (with the help of her friend PR guru Mel) opens a club for women who want to divorce their husbands. On the first day four wome ...more
Ian
I don’t know what to say. So much about this book annoyed me, and yet I stayed up till 1am so I could finish it.

The premise is a bit strange. Sarah, a qualified psychologist starts a business to help women who want to divorce their husbands. She offers advice like, ‘stop shaving your legs’, ‘nag him’ and, ‘put on weight’. So here am I expecting a book about empowerment and women overcoming difficult circumstances and what I get is a book about manipulating men.

When the enigmatic Jamie joins the
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Catherine
This is my first book by this author and it was difficult to put down. I was skeptical at first, being unfamiliar with the author, but I am now a fan.
Had all the aspects I love, lots of suspense, an interesting plot, so I am looking forward to reading her next book. I would definitely recommend this book to the people who enjoy suspense.
LouiseC.
This book was amazing and a beautiful read. I don't want to repeat the summary, so I will say this: I was very impressed. I generally don't read about marriages or divorces, because I'm only 19, still unmarried, but I thought the story was really unique and original. Single woman in the process of a divorce tries to help 4 other women pulling through with humor, wit and a strategy to strip their men of their title " husband". It's almost like a case of " I am not that into you", turning the tabl ...more
Julie C
Such a good story! I love the concept and really know the challenges you have to go through and struggles during and after a divorce to pay the bills and to afford a living with your children. Although I am not a mother, I have experienced this before with my mum who had to pull me and my sisters through after our father left my mum after 18 years.
It was heartbreaking and traumatic to see my mother going through the dark time left with debt and no support. Still our mum tried to do everything t
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Manna
The Divorce Club, by Jayde Scott, is about Sarah Baxter, a recently divorced mom of a teenager, who must learn to make her make her own way in the world. After going through her divorce, she decides to open a members-only club for women who are going through a divorce, thinking of divorcing, or unsure of what path to take in their current relationships.
Sarah faces an unexpected event when a man, Jamie Bower, who comes to the club, seeking membership. Sarah, not planning on catering towards men
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Saphrina
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Amy Sperry
I liked the premise of the book. A psychologist starts a business to help women get through their divorces after she has gone through one of her. The drama begins when a man joins and she is forced to add him to the group. Hijinks ensue as she tries to run this business. For a licensed psychologist she seemed to make a lot of poor professional and personal choices as she leads her group. The ending left me wanting. It was all chaos until the end and in the last page it gets wrapped up in a littl ...more
Anne
Jan 04, 2013 Anne rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
Ok, this is a book I got free for my Kindle. It sounded good; the reviews were favorable. I hated it. I kept wondering when it was going to get better - it didn't. I didn't believe or care about the characters. There were things that made no sense. Sarah, the main character is 34. It is mentioned at one point she is married 20 years, then 15, then 13. Which is it? 20 is unbelievable, she would have been 14. Her daughter is 13 which makes 13 or 15 more believable. I had hoped for some humor and I ...more
Dani G
OMG. Loved it. So here is the deal: I've read other books by Jayde Scott, but The Divorce Club, I think is just the best. The voice is very convincing, the divorce just reminds me of my own. It was terrible. Even the cheating ex Greg reminded me of my own lying bastard. Were we married to the same guy? I wouldn't be surprised.

I felt like broken glass and vowed to myself at that time never to give my heart away lightly. Ever. If I had read such a book at the time of my divorce, I think I would ha
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Anjana
It's categorized as chicklit.
While it had a story that could've gone in that direction, this book didn't make me feel warm and gooey inside!
Also, I felt there wasn't a smooth flow from one scene/chapter to another. Definitely not even close to being a really good chicklit novel.
I've read much better. Gemma Burgess is way better than this. Hell, even Julie James (while her stories focus more on the romance) is more entertaining.
This is just my opinion, I really don't think it deserves the ratin
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Esther
This book is the first in a long, long time that I haven't been able to finish, and I read a lot of books. Sarah, the main character, has behavior that is so irritating and immature that I just wanted to slap her. I also expected more about the actual club. The characters there seem like they could be interesting, but there is just so little from them in the third of the book I managed to get through. Basically this book is just plain not good and definitely not for intelligent people. Purely ag ...more
Sylvia
I found this book VERY predictable and somewhat boring. I only finished reading it because I paid all of $0.99 for it. The characters are rather shallow other than the lead, and never fully develop. Bad english throughout, misspelled words, and discrepancies! The main character mentions being married 20 years, then 13 years, then 15 years... and she's only 34! The worst is that even though the book ends you are left with a "that's it?" feeling... I wouldn't recommend this book to any one...it's ...more
Mandy
Best chicklit book I've read in ages. Seriously, if you have not read this book and Beelzebub Girl by J.Scott , than you've missed out big time! This book sends you on an emotional journey. The main character Sarah is strong with a heart for the people she cares for. I could not put it down because it pulls you in. There are a lot of deep themes. It makes you think about how we live and love. I would definitely recommend it to anyone young and old- no matter if you ever had a divorce or not.
Kathy
You will love it. This book grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go! I do want to say that this is a must read for those who enjoy a good romance/ humour/ drama/ mystery. Well thought out and written. Draws you right in from the very first chapter!
Samantha Janning
The Divorce Club by Jayde Scott is a book for the women. While the story follows Sarah, a young mother whose husband has just taken off to be with someone even younger, I fell very easily into the story even though I am not married, divorced, or a mom. I think Sarah will be very compatible to many readers, and her journey pulled me in right from the first page. On her own for the first time and having to support herself and her thirteen-year old daughter, Sarah comes up with the idea to start a ...more
Patricia Puddle
Jun 24, 2011 Patricia Puddle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Women of all ages and men might like it too. Teenage girls will love it.
Recommended to Patricia by: Goodreads
Shelves: recomendations
I loved this book. It’s so funny and brilliantly written. Jayde Scott is a fantastic writer who always adds humour to all of her stories.

The story tells of the struggles of a young mum, whose husband takes off with a younger woman, leaving her to bring up their thirteen-year-old daughter on her own. Her husband is a rat, who wants his cake and to eat it too, though he refuses to pay anything towards his daughter’s upkeep. Sarah's had enough of his selfish ways and has to find a way to make a liv
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CK
If you're looking for a book filled with humor and witty dialogue, look no further-you've found it. This is the perfect recipe of romance, chick lit, friendship, offbeat characters with distinctive voices, hilarious situations, surprising plot twists, and wit all rolled into one. I found this book impossibly hard to put down. It was so fun to read and so well written I couldn't resist the urge to keep reading late into the night!

There are support groups for people with a gambling addiction, food
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Josie Ann
Once again, Lucy has done a great job!! I really enjoyed this book; I enjoyed it so much that I was ready to get a divorce, and I"m SINGLE!!! Sarah Davis, the main character, is a 34-year-old divorcee and a mother to a 13-year-old girl, Sam. When the story begins, Sarah is purchasing a building for her business, The Divorce Club. The Divorce Club is a business that Sarah decides to start to give women moral support through their divorces. After a week of being opened, The Divorce Club has 4 memb ...more
Michelle
Sarah Beaver is quite the character, down to earth and hilarious, with real life problems!
Her husband leaves her for a younger woman. With no money left and a difficult daughter on her neck, she decides to open the divorce club with her best friend. Things were supposed to take off, but as is usual trouble never is far away:

4 different women, each with their own problems. Sexy businessman Jamie, who insists on joining. A secret stalker, who tries to ruin her business plans. Family Drama with h
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Sue Dooley
I tried. I really did. But after 52 pages I still wasn't sure I really gave a crap about the characters. The h was clueless and the H was too stalker-like for me. I mean she doesn't know this guy at all and she invites him to sleep on her couch while her teenage daughter is home?!?!
Jody
The Divorce Club ~ Volume 1 is a funny story about Sarah, recently divorced single mother of a teenage daughter that is a trained psychologist that starts a business called The Divorce Club to help other women through dumping cheating husbands. She may be a trained to help these women but she is not a businesswoman. Some of the services she offers leads to some pretty funny situations; add her ex-husband turned stalker and a guy that wants to join the club, thinking it is a massage club. The sto ...more
Tracy
The only reason I read this book was because it was a free download for my Kindle. I only finished it because I have 'a thing' about finishing books. I would not recommend it.
Ally C.
It was such an awesome pick-me-up story any girl should read! I read the book in just 2 days which I normally read like around 5 days.

I love the main character, Sarah. She is funny, witty and down to earth divorcee who loves her clients so much that she would go over her limitations just to help them. And of course there's no good story without a love interest, Jamie. A fake client to pretends to be on te process of divorcing his wife and eventually falling for the main character.

A fun light re
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Iria
Very cute and lite read.
Janelle
This is an interesting book as it weaves the meaning of love through the story of a struggling young woman. She faces heart break, betrayal, divorce and a yearning to just find love again. I really enjoyed the writing and the characters - story of loss, struggle and love. I also enjoyed the style of writing alternating between the past and the present time. I loved how she found new love and the struggle to let go off her old life and old love.
Highly recommend this one
Tishke
A quick read.

There were part of this story that I loved and there were certain parts that really bugged me. I enjoyed the mother, teen daughter relationship after a divorce, it was very realistic. I adored Jamie, the hero. The ex-husband's role in the book and his manipulation tactics were fine. What I had trouble with were some of the advises given by a registered psychologists to the members of her club. It made the book cheezy.
Crista
While sometimes trite, which wasn't unexpected given the title and synopsis, this story kept my interest up to the last page. I occasionally wanted to reach into the pages and smack Sarah, however I could totally relate to her reaction to her ex husband trying to insert himself back into her life and manipulating their child at the same time. I wish I had had the opportunity to fire sale my ex's crap like Shannon did!
Ginny Rose
I liked the idea of the book, a recently divorced, single mother who opens a business to help other women wanting a divorce.

What I didn't like...the heroine for a being a life coach she lacked a sense of self empowerment. She gave in to her daughter 's whinning, her best friend was down right rude and really didn't exactly act in her best interest.

I finished the book because her clients made it worth while.
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