Tuesday, June 25, 2013

AUDIOBOOK WEEK! LADIES' NIGHT: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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AUDIO BOOK WEEK!
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....
GIVEAWAY ENDED 
LADIES' NIGHT
BY MARY KAY ANDREWS
Read by Kathleen McInerney 
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies' Night!
Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool.  Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style.  Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal.  So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality.  When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined.  Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.  Mary Kay Andrews' Ladies' Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues.  A former journalist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 

AN EXCERPT FROM LADIES' NIGHT:
If Grace Stanton had known the world as she knew it was going to end that uneventful evening in May, she might have been better prepared. She certainly would have packed more underwear and a decent bra, not to mention moisturizer and her iPhone charger.
 
But as far as Grace knew, she was just doing her job, writing and photographing Gracenotes, a blog designed to make her own lifestyle look so glamorous, enticing, and delicious it made perfectly normal women (and gay men) want to rip up the script for their own lives and rebuild one exactly like hers.
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She peered through the lens finder of her Nikon D7000 and frowned, but only for a moment, because, as Ben had told her countless times, a frown was forever. She made a conscious effort to smooth the burgeoning wrinkles in her forehead, then concentrated anew on her composition.
 
She’d polished the old pine table to a dull sheen, and the available light streaming in from the dining room window glinted off the worn boards. With her right hand, she made a minute adjustment to one of the two deliberately mismatched white ironstone platters she’d placed on a rumpled—but not wrinkled—antique French grain-sack table runner. She replaced the oversized sterling forks, tines pointed down, at the edge of the platters. Should she add knives? Maybe spoons? She thought not. Spare. The look she was going for was spare.
 
Edit, edit, edit, she thought, nodding almost imperceptibly. Less was more. Or that’s what Ben always claimed.
 
Now. About that centerpiece. She’d cut three small palmetto fronds from the newly landscaped driveway … No, she corrected herself. The builder’s Web site referred to it as a motor court. The palmettos were giving her fits. She’d arranged them in a mottled, barnacle-crusted pale aqua bottle she’d plucked from a pile of random junk at the flea market the weekend before. They should have looked great. But no. They were too stiff. Too awkward. Too vertical. 
To finish reading this excerpt, visit Macmillan's website HERE.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW: 
Mary Kay Andrews has done it again with LADIES' NIGHT! She has given readers a story that one can treasure, laugh and cry with, root for characters and boo their enemies. In other words, LADIES' NIGHT is a story you will be emotionally invested in and not want to put down. Along with a timely storyline and authentic characters, LADIES' NIGHT’s setting is written so well that we can create that all-important mental image of it in our head. Readers have all the components to entrench themselves in LADIES' NIGHT and take off for a delightfully enjoyable summer read.

With the story’s protagonist, Grace Stanton, readers will find the kind of person they want to have as a friend. With hard work, talent, and determination, Grace takes what was her hobby and turns it into almost an empire that is starting to really take off. Grace and her husband move from South Florida to her hometown in Florida’s Gulf Coast and practice what she preaches by setting up a fabulous home for them there. Ben, Grace’s husband, is an advertising executive and you may make your own judgment of him as you read the book. From the start of the narrative, readers find out that Ben is well placed in Florida as he is surely a snake in the grass. When Grace realizes this by witnessing it first hand, she leaves her home that night rather than getting more physically/emotionally involved than she does after her initial reaction.

What follows will probably anger you like it did me as we watch Ben tie Grace up in legalities and underhandedness, so that she has no access to those things she created and paid for. The plotline from here takes Grace through stages of anger, hurt, and pain, and back again. As Grace discovers friends in a therapy group, she realizes she isn’t the only person with problems (although it will seem like it when you read all that happens to her).

Just when one might not be able to stand anymore, things begin to turn around for Grace and bless Mary Kay Andrews for her delightful way of showing how a strong woman can persevere and through self discovery, can start to trust again. This is a wonderful book and held my attention the entire time I listened to it. I found it to be my relaxation each night after a long day’s work and welcomed my time with Ms. Andrews and her delightful characters. As always, Mary Kay Andrews has proven with a book, in this case LADIES' NIGHT, that readers can’t go wrong with her. 


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 GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ESTHER AND THE FOLKS AT MACMILLAN
AUDIO BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS DELIGHTFUL
AUDIO BOOK, LADIES' NIGHT, TO GIVE AWAY

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136 comments:

Patricia said...

I'm very much in the mood for a story that mixes heartache, humor and a dash of mystery.
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I love all of Mary Kay's books and I have this one on my wish list. Her books are so entertaining.

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I liked the idea they formed their own "ladies night" therapy sessions.
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