The Marriage Break Paperback – 14 January 2020
- Paperback : 424 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008355983
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008355982
- Publisher : Avon (14 January 2020)
- Language: : English
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Praise for Claudia Carroll:
‘Hugely enjoyable.’ Heat
‘A guaranteed laugh.’ Hot Stars
‘It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne.’ Patricia Scanlan
’Hilarious, effervescent, heart-warming…Claudia Carroll has another winner on her hands.’ Irish Independent
‘Filled with energy…and brimming over with enthusiasm.’ RTE Entertainment
‘Imaginative, funny…pure escapism.’ News of the World
About the Author
Claudia Carroll was born in Dublin, where she still lives and where she worked extensively both as a theatre and television actress.
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For me, the book didn't really get going until over half way through but when it did I found it quite an enjoyable read. The plot is different enough and I did find I cared what happened to Annie and Dan
Three main gripes though!
Like other readers, the overuse of the word "anyroadup" really irritated me! Also "bad burning feeling like indigestion" is lifted straight out of 'This Charming Man' by Marian Keyes. Finally I felt like she repeated herself too much - okay so Annie needs "half a can of serum to tame her hair otherwise she looks like sideshow bob" but did this really need to be repeated in its entirety every time Annie was doing her hair? It's as if the author thinks she's written something amusing and is repeating it in case the reader missed it the first time!
All in all it was ok but it hasn't convinced me to read anything else by Claudia Carroll
Annie is an actress who took some time out when her husband's, Dan, father died and he has to take over the vet clinic. Annie has to deal with the crazy mother-in-law, a woman who wants her husband and the little exaggerating sister. She also ha to deal with a husband who never speaks to her, or listens.
Annie then gets a job, however there's a catch. She has to be in New York for a year.
In that year several things happens, as well as marriage sabbatical, or 'gap year' where they can do as they please. Things happen in that year that makes both or them realise the silly mistake they have made.
When I was reading the book, I noticed that quite a few phrases had been repeated, sometimes several times in one chapter. Other than that I thought it was a magnificent read and can't wait to read more of Claudia Carroll's work.