Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein on Bette’s Bookshelf

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 by Marilyn Simon Rothstein on Bette’s Bookshelf

A delightful debut novel. I loved this heartbreaking yet laugh out loud funny book. It is about the main character Marcy’s husband (Harvey the Bra King) leaving her for a younger woman and Marcy finding herself after the heartbreak. Lift and Separate covers it all and is a story told with drama, emotion and humor. Author Marilyn Simon Rothstein uses a unique outlook and colorful details to enrich this moving tale of heartbreak and healing. A top of the month for me. Highly recommended.

As an aside… Ms. Rothstein’s follow up novel “Husbands and Other Sharp Objects” is due out in March of 2018. I have been lucky enough to read an early ARC and loved it. She is an author to watch.

About Bette Lee Crosby

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal, Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer’s Choice Award.

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