Review: Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Good Evening All,

It looks like I’ve been radio silent for some time, however I have been busy reading. I recently read a Marian Keyes ARC which I thoroughly enjoyed. The review for that one will be posted a little closer to the time. Otherwise, life has been plodding along nicely and my TBR list keeps getting longer and longer so I expect my blog posts to go up and up in the very close future.

Book πŸ“–

Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

I can’t even remember how this book made it onto my TBR list it was added that long ago. I was looking for an easy going audio book to listen to in the car so went to the deep depths of my TBR list and found this. And that is literally as far as that story goes.

Description πŸ”–

Marcy Hammer’s life tasks a very unexpected turn for the worse when she finds out that her husband of over thirty years has been cheating on her. Now that Marcy is going it alone, she has some soul searching to do and she needs the support of her friends and family around her.

General Thoughts πŸ€”

I hate writing a review like this, but not every book you come across is going to do it for you. Unfortunately this book was that book for me. I can’t tell you how much I struggled to write the description above, because genuinely, I don’t know what else happens. I mean I know what happens, but there’s no real point to it. No real flow or purpose and for me, that meant that my interest wavered fairly early on in the book.

Characters πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

I think Marcy’s children were the only characters I found to be believable. Their reaction to the breakdown of their parent’s marriage was as expected and I did feel a little sorry for them when there were times they had to make a decision between Mom or Dad.

Marcy annoyed me. Harvey annoyed me. And I didn’t find either of them to be believable, realistic or genuine characters.

Writing Style ✍🏽

I’m not going to labour on this too much as I’ve already mentioned above that I just didn’t get the point of the story; or lack of it. The timeline didn’t quite make sense to me either. At times where I thought the story could have been developed more, there was a huge jump in time and it was on to the next subject. Whereas mundane, unnecessary parts of the book seemed to go on and on.

Conclusion & Scoring πŸŽ–

I don’t think I need to keep anyone in suspense with this one. I won’t be going any higher than 2 stars unfortunately. Those 2 stars are awarded purely because I managed to stick with it and finish the book. Lift and Separate and I just weren’t meant to be!



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