Reviewed by: BigAl
Genre: Chick lit
Approximate word count: 60-65,000 words
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Besides having written a library of books, Donna Fasano has won many awards and, most impressive, wrote our first guest post. She has a website and a blog that will fill in the gaps.
Lauren is divorcing her husband with one thought, get off the merry-go-round. Others — her ex-husband-to-be, her hypochondriac, meddling father, and her office assistant — are not cooperating.
Imagine a generic storyline about a marriage gone astray. Then flip the male and female roles. What you'll have is a high-level outline of The Merry-Go-Round. Lauren, the protagonist, is a career-oriented lawyer in the midst of a divorce from husband Greg. While Lauren is trying to save her finances, Greg, the romantic, is trying to save their marriage. While Lauren is pulling out all the stops and looking out only for herself, Greg is trying to do what he thinks is right. A supporting cast that includes Lauren's cantankerous father and her old-but-not-dead assistant keep things stirred up and Lauren on edge. The results are a romantic comedy that works so well because it turns the clichés upside down.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five stars