“ Author: Kathy Lette / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 10 September 2009 / Genre: Modern & Contemporary Fiction / Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd / Title: To Love, Honour and Betray / ISBN 13: 9780552775649 / ISBN 10: 0552775649 / Alternative EAN: 9780593060346 „
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After moving to Australia and leaving all her family and friends behind in England, Lucy is devastated to find that her husband, Jasper, would have preferred her to have stayed at home so that leaving her would have been a much easier job. Now, with no husband and no one to turn to, Lucy finds that she can't cope with her life or even with her two children, the stroppy teenage Tally and meek and quiet Ruby.
But when her friendly and very nosy neighbour Susie pops by to find a comatose Lucy passed out from too much booze on her kitchen floor, Susie takes it in her stride to help her new friend get over her bastard of a husband. Introducing Lucy and the children to the gorgeous beaches and relaxed life of Australia, Lucy gradually begins to make friends and get over Jasper. But can she trust another man again or are all men just the same?
~ My opinion ~
As with all her other books, Kathy Lette is such a witty writer but this book is even more packed with wit and humour than any of the others are. There actually isn't a single page that doesn't have at least one witty comment on it. This made the entire book so funny and I found myself laughing out loud so much. But, at times, I did find all the sarcastic and ironic comments getting a little tedious as there were so many of them. And, as the book was written in first person from the perspective of Lucy, I did think that she was a very upbeat and happy person to come up with all these witty comments seeing as her husband had just left her.
I did think that there were a few very unrealistic parts in the book including the way that Jasper treated the wife he'd recently left. He seemed to flaunt the woman he left Lucy for right in front of his heartbroken wife without seeming to have a care in the world that he would simply upset her more. I really can't believe that a guy could be that heartless or even that plain stupid to not realise that he was in the wrong and that his wife would not want to spend lots of time with the mistress as if they were the best of friends.
Other than that, and other than the slightly over the top use of her wittiness, this was another great read from Lette and I still love her writing style. Whenever I've just read a sad book or just feel in the mood for some light and funny reading, I always find myself going straight to my collection of her books on my book shelf as she is always guaranteed to make me laugh and put me in a good mood.
For any girls who haven't read any of her books, I'd really recommend them if you enjoy the chick lit genre and if you need a good laugh and especially if you don't mind hearing lots of very witty comments, mostly directed towards men!