Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
Book Blurb: Marcy Hammer’s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, didn’t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy’s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.
Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey’s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.
Lift and Separate is a humorous novel about a woman named Marcy that finds out that her husband is trading in their 30+ year marriage for a well-endowed lingerie model. After this unfortunate information is presented to her, Marcy embarks on a journey of self-discovery; from trying to win Harvey back to the slow realization of what her future looks like based on the events that play out in her life throughout the story.
Filled with real-life themes of infidelity and moving on after loss, one of the most important messages is that although it’s not easy to move on, it’s never too late to make a change and find true happiness. I can’t imagine ever being involved with someone that would cheat on me, but this novel gave an entertaining insight on what that must be like.
There’s a determined shopping trip to Nordstrom (which as a former Nordstrom employee I found to be hilarious!), a daughter who is ironically seeing a married man, and a large dose of sadness due to a major loss in Marcy’s life. Add all of these things together and you’ve got yourself an interesting story.
I received a complimentary review copy via NetGalley. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
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