I received a review copy
Four days into their honeymoon in Greece, Bernice and David Dando have yet to consummate their marriage and after having accepted his almost non-existent desire for sex throughout the relationship, Bernice finally discovers the reason; he is addicted to porn. Learning that the love of her life chooses the cheap thrill of fantasy over her is devastating but then, ‘every man does it; it’s just looking, right?’ If she leaves the relationship because of virtual adultery, will she be labelled as pathological, overreacting, or even worse, frigid?
When funny, feisty, forty-something Bernice plans the adventure trip of a lifetime, she doesn’t expect to be spending it alone. But as it turns out, unintentionally contributing to a Greek fish explosion, nude karaoke and hilarious misadventures with volcanoes are exactly what she needs to stop fretting about errant husbands and really start living. But when Mr D tries to win her back, Bernice has a decision to make: is this a holiday from her humdrum life, or the start of a whole new adventure?
“The New Mrs D is a refreshing, sharp-witted and empowering romp that reflects real life, delves into unspoken about subjects and slaps the reader in the face with honesty.” Fleur Ferris, author
It is a story about one woman’s midlife awakening… on her honeymoon alone.
Looking at the cover, I figured I was in for a feel-good chick lit story, probably with a lot of laughs. While that is all true, this book had so much more depth than what I initially had thought. Bernice and David’s marriage is simply a hot mess. I felt so terrible for Bernice and what she had gone through, and frustrated with David that he couldn’t seem to understand how he made his wife feel. The core of this novel was filled with funny yet touching moments, lessons to be learned, and wonderful friendships and bonds formed while Bernice spends her honeymoon alone, wondering what to do about her marriage. The ending actually had me shaking my head, as I didn’t agree with the decision Bernice made, and when there was the final turning point, I wanted to pump my fist in the air and declare “I knew it!” A truly touching novel that will have a lot to offer readers, and I recommend this to you.
Heather Hill is a Scotland based comedy writer, author and mum of five (not the band). She is one of a rare kind; the rare kind being one of only 0.5% of women who are colourblind. She has been known to leave the house with blue eyebrows on at least one occasion. Her debut novel, ‘The New Mrs D’ is being pitched for film by a British TV comedy producer and Snipper Films.
Twitter & Instagram name: @hell4heather
Links to buy The New Mrs D:
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P4D57KQ
Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Mrs-Heather-Hill-ebook/dp/B00P4D57KQ
Also available to order at all UK Waterstones, Foyles Bookstores & WH Smiths branches
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