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Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
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really liked it
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The vast majority of women’s fiction (or chick lit, whatever label you want to put on it works) features a lead character in her thirties, at the oldest. Nothing wrong with that, I’m in my thirties and can usually relate to these types but it does get a bit stale sometimes. In Lift And Separate Marcy is in her late fifties and I really loved reading things from the perspective of a woman with more life experience than me. She was wickedly funny, resilient and totally genuine, exactly the type of heroine that you want to root for. She finds herself in a bit of a cliched situation when her husband of thirty three years cheats on her with a much younger woman. But this book is far from cliched, it was authentic and sharply funny.

I really enjoyed the authors writing style, there was so much humor in the storyline despite the fact that Marcy was experiencing the hardest time in her life. She’s extremely vulnerable and she protects herself by being sarcastic which is something I do myself, so clearly I loved that! I also loved watching her growth throughout the story, even though life threw her several curveballs in a short amount of time she handled herself with humor and grace, a total class act.

This was a highly entertaining read, perfect to read on a weekend afternoon. There was something really satisfying about the authors style, a fluidity that had me turning the pages quickly. I can definitely recommend this one to fans of women’s fiction, especially anyone looking for a fresh spin on the genre.
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Reading Progress

July 13, 2017 – Started Reading
July 13, 2017 – Shelved
July 13, 2017 – Shelved as: tbr-already-owned
July 17, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I'd love a fantasy novel featuring an older woman...


message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy Jennifer wrote: "I'd love a fantasy novel featuring an older woman..."

Oh I bet that genre is generally really young women!!


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