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Readers' Comments for Ladies' Night

In May, a select group of readers who participated in one of our Women’s Fiction Author Spotlight contests won copies of LADIES’ NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews. It’s the story of Grace Stanton, whose 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. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Take a look at some of the readers' comments to give you more insight into this story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.

This is the first book I have read by Mary Kay Andrews, so I was very excited to read it.  Once I got past the idea of such judicial corruption, I really enjoyed the read. I work as a social worker in Family Court in my city and have never personally experienced such judicial conduct, though I am aware that such corruption exists. The book took only two days to read while lying around the pool. It was a perfect read, as I found myself lost in the world of blogging, new friendships and relationships. I have always been a big blog reader and it was really interesting to get a look inside the world of blogging --- to see how successful blogs make it work, and how they can become a business. The book was so well written and vivid. I felt like I could start a blog despite my complete lack of design or DYI expertise! I will certainly check out other works from this author as fun summer reads!

I just finished reading LADIES’ NIGHT and I am writing to tell you my impressions about the book. First, I really liked it! I’m a first-time reader of Mary Kay Andrews and was pleasantly surprised. I think the book is a perfect summer read because it dealt with a timely issue --- wives’ and one husband who have been wronged by their spouses. Even though their divorce recovery therapist had many problems of her own, I could see she moved these angry women and man along the road to recovery.

I loved the first session where she took a picture of each one of them with their angry-sad faces and had them staple their pictures to the first page of their journal. My only suggestion for the author would have been to incorporate these pictures at the end of the book --- Paula could have taken one last picture of them, with the exception of Ashleigh, and their photos would have shown how much they had grown.

I felt all the characters were believable and well thought out. I had compassion for all of them. The pace of the story was perfect --- going back and forth between characters and their stories.

I loved LADIES’ NIGHT! It pulled me in from the very beginning and held my interest throughout! I loved all the characters! Great beach read! Definite five stars!

LADIES’ NIGHT is a great, fun beach read that would appeal to women young and old!

Janis A.
I received the book LADIES’ NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews a few weeks ago. I was asked to give my impressions of the book and tell who I would recommend it to.

I really enjoyed this book. This was the first book by Mary Kay Andrews that I have read, but it won't be my last! The story was easy to read, but definitely kept my interest, and I did not want to put it down! The writing was very good and the characters described well so you felt that you knew them. This story brought in several of my favorite types of themes --- girlfriends, relationships, romance plus a bit of intrigue and "figuring out!" The author let the characters' stories play out just enough to make you wonder, but not get you frustrated with "not knowing."

I would definitely recommend this book, probably to a few members of my book club who would also enjoy this type of story. I would tell them some of what I wrote in the above paragraph.

At first I had to force myself to start reading --- LADIES’ NIGHT is 458 pages and has a bright pink cover with drink umbrellas on the front. However, once I got started, I quickly got caught up into Grace's story and couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.

I have a retired schoolteacher friend who will just love this book. She is an avid reader and wintertime Florida resident who follows many decorating and lifestyle blogs. When I give her the book, I will stress both these facts and then tell her it is a love, mystery and happy-ending book --- the perfect beach read.

I won a copy of LADIES’ NIGHT and I really enjoyed it. It was well written and I wanted to know what was going to happen even though the ending was pretty predictable. It was a very good summer read. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends. I would describe it as a light read about a woman who seems to have everything --- great husband, job and lifestyle. She faces a betrayal that rocks her world, but with the support of family and friends manages to reinvent herself and find happiness.

LADIES NIGHT is a funny, perfect-for-summer read. It's a novel about love and revenge. The story is full of action and offbeat characters. It's a funny and witty story. It's as fun as if I had gone out with the "girls" for the night.  Don't miss it!!! I am recommending this book to my girlfriends and other book lovers.

Mary Kay Andrews didn't disappoint --- LADIES’ NIGHT was a great read. As in real life, we incur many twists and turn. Its funny what can draw people together and forge a bond that will last and I think these ladies and gentleman did just that or so Mary Kay led you to believe. It was a good story told with a lot of heartache, humor and some mystery. I very much enjoyed reading it.

I have just finished reading LADIES’ NIGHT and consider it to be an enjoyable, pleasant and certainly different kind of book. The book takes place around Sarasota, Florida and describes the events that take place for four women and one man who are forced to attend divorce-counseling sessions on orders of a judge. They all have one thing in common ---they were upset and confrontational to their spouses when they found them having affairs.  The sessions are quite unusual. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a light summer read with a taste of surprises.

Southern books, beach books and chick lit are always summer favorites! Mary Kay Andrew’s book, LADIES’ NIGHT, has just the right formula. I really wanted to love it, but it came up just a bit short for me. From the beginning, it was predictable and it felt like the characters were stereotypes --- just not believable enough for me. Also, I am not a fan of dropping unnecessary "F-bombs" when they seem to be thrown in to reach a younger audience. The setting was interesting and I liked the Sandbox and Rochelle --- both were important characters that made the story worthwhile. Overall, I would give it three stars out of five.

I have enjoyed other books by Andrews and enjoyed this one as well. However, I found it a little long, and a bit of a prolonged "rollercoaster ride" for the protagonist Grace. Just when something started to go well for her, oops, here comes a curveball, and that got a little tiresome. I also wish there had been a little bit more about Grace's background in the beginning of the novel --- I really didn't buy that she was tired of her fancy life and all she really wanted was a little house to call her own. I also didn't buy how fast the relationship moved between Wyatt and Grace, but I guess you have to suspend your disbelief for a little bit and just escape with the story sometimes! The mystery of the therapist seemed a little odd sometimes as well.

I did love Andrews' descriptive voice and it was great fun learning what life is like for a lifestyle blogger. It made the story very timely. I also like Andrews' humor. As a writer of a blog and as a woman about Grace's age, the story hit close to home on some counts.

I would recommend this book to women ages 30+ looking for a fun summer read. I would describe this book as the story of a lifestyle blogger who loses everything and how she works hard to get her life back on track --- part romantic comedy, part mystery and part life lesson. What does having it all really mean?