15 Jul 2014

HOW TO BE MARRIED.

HOW TO BE MARRIED by POLLY WILLIAMS.

SOURCE: Ex-library stock.

THE BOOK {According to the back cover}: Sadie Drew thinks she must be the world's worst wife. She only needs to walk into a room to make it untidy. She wears flannel pyjamas in bed. Furry things breed in her fridge. But she's a busy working mother not a wifebot and husband Tom loves her as she is. Until he gets a hot new job and things change. There are alpha-wives to entertain. Nuclear rows. Unsettling secrets. And the smell of another woman's perfume on his suit. Sadie risks losing everything if she can't transform herself into the perfect wife...

But what is a perfect wife anyway?

FIRST SENTENCE {Chapter One}: I wake up with a jolt.

MEMORABLE MOMENT {Page 83}: Everything in Perfect Pam's is Brilliant! Fantastic! and comes with exclamation marks.

MY THOUGHTS: A likeable enough novel, ideal for those occasions when a light read is needed to bury oneself in.

Definitely one for those readers for whom characters are just as important as plot as it is quirky and eccentric characters such as Sadie, Enid, and Perfect Pam who carry the story.

A feel good book with just a tinge of sadness. Whilst How To Be Married isn't exactly laugh-out-loud fodder the scrapes Sadie got herself into certainly provided some welcome chuckles.

Warm, engaging and just that little bit improbable but then so are some of the fixes I've gotten myself into, with its floristry side-story this is just that little bit different from your usual chick-lit.


16 comments:

Kelly said...

I wouldn't have thought this would interest me from reading the book description, but your comments make it sound much more appealing.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sounds like a nice, fairly light read! Thanks for sharing.

Brandi Kosiner said...

Quirky and eccentric characters are def something that I love.

Literary Feline said...

I like quirky characters. :-) This sounds like a fun read.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

This one might be just a bit too chick-lit for me, however parts of your review and description did interest me....

I trained as a florist when I first left school all those years ago, so will always have a soft spot when I hear mention of it, even though I didn't stay with the profession after my marriage.

I also like the line 'What Is A Perfect Wife Anyway'. I have a funny feeling that my idea of the perfect 'Domestic Godess' may not stack up too well against other people's! It used to, but I think that over the past couple of years I have definitely changed my outlook on life, which sounds a bit like the problems Sadie might be experiencing!!

Nice review and a nice bit of light relief reading ... we all need it sometimes!

Yvonne

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

I like that there are some twists in this one and quirky characters. Sounds like a unique light read. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Alexia561 said...

I like the sound of this one, as it sounds like a light, fun read!

Melliane said...

Cute cover and it sounds like a fun book, maybe I can like it too.

Brian Joseph said...

Based upon your commentary this one sounds light. It sounds like it could have really been a book full of really interesting characters with interesting things to say about the world, while at the same time being funny. The so sounds like it had that potential.

Lindsay said...

Sounds like a nice enjoyable read with some good characters, thanks for sharing it with us.

chitra said...

Back after a break. when I get time to blog I like to visit all too. was doing lot of balancing act. I was launching my own website and wedding bells have started ringing in the family so going to be more and more tied up. But as usual love the visit here.
Chitra

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Sounds like something I would enjoy. I so like quirky characters! Great review!

Karen said...

I like the sound of this one. It sounds light but with some substance.

I'm definitely one of those world's worst wife contenders. lol

Naida said...

This sounds like nice chick lit. I've just finished up a book in this same genre myself.

Charlie (The Worm Hole) said...

Sold, as it were. I want to get back to reading chick lit and this looks a good place to begin.