I received a copy of Lift And Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. I found this book amusing, entertaining, and ultimately uplifting as the main character becomes her own woman.
“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.”
Being that Harvey is the head of a bra company, plenty of bra related puns can be applied to this book – even the title refers both the bras and to Marcy’s ability to lift herself up and separate herself from the past. Although having her husband cheat on her was not amusing, and other difficult things happen to her, Marcy finds ways to move past them through humor, friends, her children, and her own developing self-confidence. Any woman who has been through a heart break can relate to Marcy and her struggles and strengths.
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