Sunday 3 May 2009

Book ~ "My Husband's Sweethearts" (2008) Bridget Asher

From Amazon ~ Faced with the imminent death of her charming, cheating and estranged husband Artie, Lucy Shoreman decides to call the names in his little blackbook and invite the ladies to his Philadelphia home to say a final farewell. For her part, 30ish Lucy, who's 18 years Artie's junior, can't decide whether she loves or hates the man, while her much-married mother insists he deserves forgiveness. As a broad spectrum of his ex-lovers arrives, including a surprised mother-and-daughter duo and a troubled young woman Lucy takes under her wing, Artie's previously undisclosed and estranged grown son, John, shows up and seems as wickedly appealing as Dad. Asher, a pen name of prolific author Julianna Baggott, takes the edge off her sharply drawn characters with a succession of familiar sentiments. But flashes of wit and a parade of memorable women keep pages turning as Lucy grows increasingly and endearingly confused about her feelings toward Artie, John and the rest.

I thought the storyline was dumb. Her husband is a dog yet she takes care of him when she learns he is dying.

Plus she becomes close to two of Artie's ex-flames.

And I don't want to tell you what else was dumb cuz that would give part of the story away.

I enjoyed the writing style, though, and that kept me reading this book.

Would you move back in with your estranged cheater husband and take care of him if he was dying?

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hypothetically speaking, no...I don't think I would do that.