Do you have a flower that has a special significance in your life?
I have a few! I love Daisies and Lilacs – they remind me of home! I don’t love Roses cause they remind me of my parents fighting – who, you guessed it – are divorced.
BUT, don’t be fooled my this title my friends.
Divorce is usually not pretty – but this book is so lovely!
You think a book about divorce is going to be about screaming and fighting and anger. And OK, there’s a bit of that in here – but there’s so many gorgeously intertwined stories of relationships and life in this book. And in a really cool added feature, Leanne Treese IS actually a divorce attorney, so you know she’s seen the gamut of divorcing couples, and has some stories to tell!
Hannah and Will seem to have the perfect marriage. I adored these two, but under the surface, they’ve got some really unfortunate, but relatable issues. When they each begin to suspect the other of infidelity and divorce attorneys become involved… all hell breaks loose. Numerous conflicts arise, Hanna flees with the children, and Will becomes the social media sensation “Hot Hubby”. And it all ends with a reality TV show!
The characters are so relatable as we delve into not only Hannah and Wills life, but their attorneys lives as well. Everyone is in different stages of love and life and marriage and it’s so interesting to see how navigating relationships can be such a tricky trail.
And my Jersey peeps! This one is set in the Garden State and the references to local places like Princeton and New Hope are SO fun!
I do hope you’ll check this one out! I really loved it.
This book is available now! And you can get it here!
- Paperback: 404 pages
- Publisher: Filles Vertes Publishing; None edition (September 10, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1946802395
- ISBN-13: 978-1946802392
About the Book:
Hannah and Will Abbott define the American dream: two kids, a home in the suburbs, and a seemingly perfect marriage. But discontent lurks under the surface of their outwardly happy lives. Both Will and Hannah suspect the other of infidelity. When they independently consult divorce attorneys, the conflict escalates and Hannah flees with the children against a court order. This snap decision starts a social media firestorm and, suddenly, the Abbott divorce is big news. With family stress and legal fees rising, Will and Hannah accept an invitation to appear on a reality television show for divorcing couples. During filming on the beautiful island of St. John, the Abbotts must decide once and for all: can their love survive their past? The story unfolds through viewpoint of four characters: Will, the affable boy-next-door everyone loves; Hannah, the fastidious wife still in love with her husband; David, the tough-talking attorney with a heart of gold; and Rachel, the insecure novice lawyer infatuated with the Abbotts. Written with both humor and heart, The Language of Divorce is a captivating debut featuring deeply-drawn characters who will stay in readers’ hearts long after the final page.
Leanne Treese lives in New Jersey with her husband of twenty-five years and their three wonderful children. When Leanne is not cheering her children on in their activities, she can be found running, watching Philadelphia 76ers basketball, and spoiling her two beloved dogs. Favorite locations include the Jersey shore, Martha’s Vineyard, and any place that sells books or coffee, preferably both! A passionate student, Leanne’s dream life would include going back to college and majoring in everything. Leanne is a graduate of Lafayette College and The Dickinson School of Law. A former attorney, Leanne is now lucky enough to write full-time!