Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book Review: The Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter

Hi all,

I can’t say enough good things about this latest book I’ve read. The Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter was such a delight to read. It’s an absolute must-read for those who love a great women’s fiction novel. Here is more about the novel and my review.


The Bette Davis Club

Jane Lotter


Book Description:

The morning of her niece’s wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she’s made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

When the young bride flees—taking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guests—her mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the bride’s jilted and justifiably crabby fiancĂ©, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what she’s been seeking all along.

From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club.

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My Five Star Review:

Margo Just is near the end of her rope with no money in the bank, debt, and no income coming in. When her sister—her wealthy sister—invites her across country to California to attend her niece’s wedding, Margo decides a family celebration is just what she needs. Then, when her niece takes off before the ceremony, a wonderful opportunity comes Margo’s way. Her sister is willing to pay her loads of money to track down the runaway bride and get back the family heirloom she’s absconded with. One catch—the jilted groom will go along, too. So, off they go in Margo’s father’s old 1955 MG on a wild goose chase across country, and Margo learns much more about herself than she anticipated along the way.

The Bette Davis Club is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. Author Jane Lotter is a pro when it comes to writing a hilarious, heartwarming story. The characters are written with expertise and the storyline truly keeps you turning the pages. Such a well-written story! I loved how each and every character was flawed, but also able to win your heart. When you read The Bette Davis Club, you know you are reading a story by a talented wordsmith. Thank you, Jane Lotter, for leaving us this amazing story.

If you love witty, heartwarming stories, you will love this novel.

(I received this novel from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)


About the Author:

Jane Lotter was a Seattle-based writer and humorist whose work has appeared in national publications. Her hilarious column, Jane Explains, ran in the Seattle Sun, winning several awards, including one from the Society of Professional Journalists. Jane’s only novel, The Bette Davis Club, won first place in the Mainstream category in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest.


I hope you will give this novel a try – you will not be disappointed.



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