20190106_122155.jpgHappy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the Husbands and Other Sharp Objects blog tour! Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the invitation!

My Thoughts:

Husbands and Other Sharp Objects is the follow-up to Lift and Separate, the zany and endearing story of Marcy Hammer when she finds out her husband is cheating on her. That said, Husbands and Other Sharp Objects can completely stand on its own. 

Marcy Hammer has been married to Harvey for most of her adult life. They are now separated due to his cheating, and Marcy has a boyfriend, Jon. Harvey decides he wants her back at the same time Jon decides he wants to settle down with Marcy. And on top of it all, Marcy’s daughter announces her engagement, and Marcy has a wedding to plan with an impending divorce also on her calendar. 

Instead of the wedding bringing out the best in others, it brings out their claws. Marcy has her hands full with that while also trying to move her divorce forward. Ultimately, Marcy will decide her own fate and how (and with whom) she will move forward. 

Marilyn Simon Rothstein has a way of handling serious topics with heart and candor balanced with fun. The dialogue is witty and smart, and the writing is smooth. There’s something lovable and completely relatable about Marcy- she really could be anyone’s mom, and it’s admirable how she shares her trials with us, as she grows into a new stage in her life. 

Overall, Husbands and Other Sharp Objects is a fun, funny, and entertaining read that leaves Marcy’s story on a high note. I’m so grateful we heard from her again. 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 


A heartwarming, hilarious novel for anyone who has ever had a family, from the author of Lift and Separate.

After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched—just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Harvey, is desperate to get back together. When her headstrong daughter announces a secret engagement to Harvey’s attorney, Marcy finds herself planning her daughter’s wedding as she plans her own divorce.

Now with two huge events on the horizon, the indomitable Marcy soon realizes that there’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in everybody. From petty skirmishes over an ever-growing guest list to awkward confrontations with her sticky-fingered new in-laws, pulling off the wedding is going to be a challenge; seeing her divorce through is going to be a trial. And trying to make everyone happy might prove to be impossible—because in the end, Marcy alone must make a choice between something old and something new.

Have you read Husbands and Other Sharp Objects, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR