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Lift and Separate
Lift and Separate | Marilyn Simon Rothstein
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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 clich 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.
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Sweetdgabe87
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Such a good book! Great storyline and had lots of funny moments while still having drama. Enjoyed reading and listening to this one!!

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Jules7
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Cute story about marriage and the struggles of mid-life. About forgiveness, strength, and the courage to rebuild yourself after 35 years of marriage.

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Eggs
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Witty but believable: Marcy's husband heads up a bra company but has a midlife love affair with the lingerie model resulting in pregnancy. During all this, Marcy's mom is diagnosed with cancer, but dies shortly after with heart attack. I could truly identify w MC, thinking back to my own situations 10 yrs ago

RedSox1983 Nothing says irony like a man being a CEO of company that sells bras! 9mo
Eggs @RedSox1983 Yessss 9mo
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bookaholic1
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I enjoyed this book, about the main character's strength as she her husband leaves her and gets a younger woman pregnant. I enjoyed following the character continue through her life, and how happy I was at how to handle the situation. A great book for me to recommend!!

RaimeyGallant Sounds really interesting, thought-provoking. 1y
bookaholic1 @RaimeyGallant It is pretty good 1y
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BookNAround
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The wood in the wood box is gone, the fire is dying down, and it's raining cats and dogs and other small animals outside. Might be time to take my book and retreat to my bed, at least until the power goes out.

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Kshakal
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Such a cute summer read... Also, a good reminder that you can start the life you want anytime and under any circumstances!!

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Kshakal
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Curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and good book!!

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AmbityScambity
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This book is a perfect summer read and I can‘t recommend it enough. If you love genuine characters, read this book. if you enjoy being able to relate to the characters‘ situations, read this book. If you like following characters on their journey to becoming stronger better people, read this book. If you love smart, sassy, and truly witty women‘s fiction, you need to read this book. I can‘t say it enough: read it. You won‘t be sorry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MelindaOtt
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Enjoying my last chance for "waiting in the pick up line" reading for the next 3 months. #books #tlcbooktours #liftandseparate #marilynsimonrothstein #lastdayofschool

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MelindaOtt
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Finally getting the chance to read this one. If the author is half as funny in the book as she is on Facebook, it will be a hit! #books #tlcbooktours #liftandseparate #marilynsimonrothstein

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AmbityScambity
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#bookmailisthebestmail! And my new favorite justification when my husband comments on my book problem: #itsnothoardingifitsbooks 😂

Desha ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
angrylilasian I need that mug! 3y
AmbityScambity @angrylilasian I found it at Barnes & Noble last week. They really get me. 😂 3y
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MyNamesParadise I completely ageee! 3y
Cinfhen Love your mug❤️ 3y
AmbityScambity @Cinfhen Thanks! 😊 3y
EricQiao Err...how's the book? 😅 3y
BeaG I just finished Lift and Separate. I really enjoyed it. 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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Mehso-so

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Books about women putting their lives back together after their husbands walk out to have a mid-life crisis affair have never been in my wheelhouse, so I did not have high hopes for this novel. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Rothstein creates complex characters, showing how important it is to surround yourself with family and friends who truly have your back and understand you.

TheNextBook This title is everything! 3y
JacintaMCarter @TheNextBook The husband owns a lingerie company, which also explains the cover art. 3y
BeaG I thoroughly enjoyed this book. 2y
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DebinHawaii
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A pick-humorous & moving, smart & witty about a woman starting over when her lingerie company owning husband strays & life knocks her down. I posted a very quick review of this novel already when I finished it for #24in48-but my book tour review w/ a GIVEAWAY for a copy (U.S. & Canada) & a super-delicious😋 recipe for (Cape Cod) Potato Chip-Crusted Cod Fillets is on my blog post today (link in comments). Stop by & enter to win! 📚👍🐟🍴#litsycooks

saresmoore Delicious! Thank you for sharing! 3y
saresmoore I just commented on your post and was having trouble, so if you get about a bajillion of the same comment, my apologies! It was me! 🙋 3y
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DebinHawaii @saresmoore No worries! It can be a pain but when I take the comment moderator I get bombarded with spam. I don't see comments yet though but I'll let you know. 👍 3y
LeahBergen Yum. That looks amazing! 3y
ninjypants looks great! 3y
Cinfhen Yum 😋 3y
DebinHawaii @saresmoore I sent you an email but wanted to let you know you won the book! 🎉📚🎉 Congrats! Email me with your mailing address & I'll get it to the publisher. 😀 3y
saresmoore Fantastic! Thank you! 🍾 3y
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WordyForever
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Funny and moving. A little more serious than I thought it would be but it had that happy ending I love so much. Never read a book from the point of view of an older woman before, very interesting. #24in48 third finished book

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WordyForever
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You, my friend, are more than a business. You are your most important business.

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DebinHawaii
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#24in48 Update: 5PM here, just 2 hours left & about 54 min reading to hit 24 hrs. Finished #readathon book 5-formal review + recipe pairing to be posted on Wednesday but in short it's a good quick read that I thought would be funnier but leaned toward moving, about a woman facing life when her marriage ends. Now: read my Harry Potter chapter or get in more of book 6 that I won't finish in time?🤔Chips & salsa snack (or maybe dinner-lunch was late)

Graciouswarriorprincess Fantastic! Way to go!! 3y
Dragon 👍 3y
GlitteryOtters Awesome! You are kicking so much butt on this readathon! 💪 3y
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WordyForever
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Definitely not going to get to 24 hours but still giving it the old college try! Decided to open a blind date with a book that I got for Christmas, and it ended up being Lift and Separate. Let's give it a shot #24in48

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DebinHawaii
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#24in48 Update: It's 11:30PM, I just hit 17 hrs & think I'm done for today. Finished 2 books (I'll review the last one tomorrow-have to think on it) I'm 1/2 thru the book pictured & have about 2 hrs left in my audio book-not too shabby but I slowed down at the end.😲This was my 9PM snack break-white choc peppermint tea, LU cookies (I prefer the milk choc but tell myself the dark choc ones are healthier!)😆& a foodie magazine to relax. Nite all!💤

Texreader Impressive!!! 3y
TrishTheBibliophile Way to go! 3y
Sue Wow, well done!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Soubhiville You're doing great! 3y
awishman Impressive! You're doing awesome! 3y
jessberk13 Amazing!! 3y
Reviewsbylola That's fantastic!! 3y
Lucindaisreading Well done! Love that to relax after all that reading you read a magazine 😂😂😂 3y
auntie_jenn all that AND a power outage? yay, you! 3y
Samwise_Gamgee Mmmm that tea sounds good 3y
GlitteryOtters Dang, you are a rockstar! 😎 3y
Jaimelire Love those cookies. Well done! 3y
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DebinHawaii
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#24in48 update: 10 hours & some change & taking a quick break to do some spine poetry & my #readjanuary photos. The power finally went out about 11:15 AM and it's about 1:20 PM now. I switched from audiobooks & Kindle to print while it's daylight to conserve my power just in case it doesn't come back on soon. So I am in the midst of 3 books right now. Still nursing my latte...😬 How's your day going?! #24in48readathon

Bookwormjillk Wow! So impressed! I'm no where near halfway. 3y
UwannaPublishme Way to go! Hope the light holds out. It's been stormy here. Perfect weather for staying indoors and reading. Read on! 🤗👍🏻 3y
ReviewsandReadathons Nice job! I'm currently sitting at 8.5 hours. Going to babysit for a bit but hope to get at least 11 in today! 3y
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DebinHawaii
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Turns out I suck at taking a shelfie! This is the bed hair, non-showered, no make-up, looks like I have black eyes, I have a headache and look like hell picture, just sliding under the wire for #24in48.

sprainedbrain Right there with you! 😴 3y
saresmoore Well, you are beautiful in spite of it all! Sorry for the headache, though. 😔 3y
kalinichta I think you look great. So good to see (part of) your face. 3y
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LauraBrook Sorry about your headache. 👎🏼 But it's a great picture! How do you like the book so far? 3y
DebinHawaii @sprainedbrain Love the solidarity! 😆👍 @saresmoore @kalinichta Aww. Thank you! That's very sweet! 🤗 @LauraBrook I'm only a chapter in-I was enjoying it but the print was bugging my head. Hope to get back to it later! 🤕 3y
BethFishReads Hahahaha. I covered most of my face too. Hope the headache is gone 3y
melbeautyandbooks Love this! 3y
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DebinHawaii
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Here's the #TBR stack I'll be reading from for #24in48 #readathon + some loaded on my Paperwhite & Fire. I'm a very moody reader & need LOTS of options-so it's a big stack. A few are for upcoming reviews that I'll make a priority & we'll see what happens w/ the rest. I'm going to start at 7PM here, (12AM EST) & see how far I get. I'm under the weather & only got 2 hours sleep last night + a short nap today, so I may not last long! Happy Reading!📚

UwannaPublishme Hope you're better! I have an ambitious stack too. 😊 Good luck!! 3y
britt_brooke Nice stack! What's the title of the Starry Night spine? 3y
Bklover Have fun!! (I'm a moody reader too!) 3y
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DebinHawaii @UwannaPublishme @Bklover Thanks! You all enjoy too! @britt_brooke That's actually my Kindle Fire case which when I have it next to my Paperwhite case makes the plain PW case look really sad! 😬 I have a couple audiobooks & a graphic novel on the Fire & some ARCs on the Paperwhite. 3y
Bette Nice stack! 👍 3y
britt_brooke @DebinHawaii Such an awesome case! 😁👏🏻 My paperwhite also has a plain black case, probably the same exact one. 😉 (edited) 3y
DebinHawaii @Bette Thank you! @britt_brooke Thanks! Mine's plain navy. I keeping thinking it's time for a new one! 👍 3y
SaraFair Love the name of that book. Reminds me of the old Jane Russell commercials. 3y
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DebinHawaii
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Max is hiding his head so he must be embarrassed about the lingerie on the cover of today's #bookmail. 🙀 I'm reviewing this one for a book tour in January--always a good time for humorous reads in my opinion. 😀📚

Lakesidemusing 😂 love it! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Best title ever! 3y
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UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 3y
stacylee That looks like a cute one! 3y
Zelma 😂 he is totally embarrassed! 3y
DrJAdMerricksson Snerk. Poor kitty. 3y
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