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Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

The Divorce Papers


Thanks to Blogging for Books for this copy. I like their system, you read one of their books, post the review and then ask for the next read. Helps in maintaining some kind of discipline (for me anyway!).

Sophie Diehl is a happy go lucky, clever 30 year old criminal lawyer in a small but modern law firm. The absence of a matrimonial lawyer to handle a divorce propels Sophie into the messy world of divorce with its problems of alimony, custody and what happens to Fido.

Mia thought she had a reasonable marriage of 17 years. Shocked into realizing that everything is not as smooth as it should be, she knows she can no longer be the simple wife. She has to fight for her corner and more importantly for eleven year old Jane -bewildered, frightened and feeling guilty that it is somehow her fault. Mia comes out of this with slight changes to her personality!

We go through chapter and verse of the Mia/Daniel divorce - quotes from the law books, inter department memos and the funny and stark correspondence between Mia and Sophie.  Bringing the nitty gritty of a messy divorce when there is a lot of money, property and assets involved (think fighting over one Persian carpet), the ups and downs following the saga was so nice to read about.

Meticulous in detail, very dry, tongue in the cheek humor, I loved this book. 

9 comments:

Nise' said...

I enjoyed this book too. I was surprised at the humor.

Blodeuedd said...

It sounds fun :D

Laura Fabiani said...

I wouldn't have picked up this book but your review made me think twice.

Teddyree said...

Yours is the first review that actually has me wanting to read it and I like dry humour ... thanks Mystica

Harvee Lau said...

Have had my eye on this book. Great to know about the humor in the book though a tense situation.

samstillreading said...

I want to read this book - so glad that you enjoyed it, I'll look out for it.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I enjoyed this too Mystica, lovely review.

Keep calm and read on!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Loved your review! Will add it to my To Be Read list.

stacybuckeye said...

I've been wanting to read this one. Glad you liked it!