The morning of her nieces wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes shes 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 fleestaking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guestsher mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the brides jilted and justifiably crabby fianc, 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 shes been seeking all along.From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club. Revised edition: This edition...
|Title||:||The Bette Davis Club|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||340 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Bette Davis Club Reviews
I absolutely loved this book! To me, it was a book that appealed to my love of old movies, all things California (old Hollywood, in particular) and books that won't let me put them down! This book has personality and lots and lots of action!
First the characters. Margo is a hoot! She's a boozing 50-something looking for something - of course, she doesn't know exactly what. She's down on her luck because she fell for a man that she could never have, yet could not let go. Her friends are hilarious ...more
Thank you to NetGalley.com and to the publisher for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Because of Tom Hatten and the Channel 5 (LA) Sunday Family Film, I fell in love with classic movies. And like Margo Just, I idolized that time period in cinematic history – especially Cary Grant films. Since I had such an immediate connection to the main character, I thoroughly enjoyed The Bette Davis Club and devoured it in about 2 days. The plot is that from a screwball comedy of the ‘50s ...more
Please note that since Goodreads does not allow for half stars that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to a 3 on this site.
So here's the thing. I feel like a shit person for this but I did not like this book. I feel terrible about it because the foreword written by the author's daughter is touching and moving. And I really wish, sincerely wish that I had liked this book. The author passed away right before this book was published and the family was overjoyed at it being picked up by L ...more
I couldn't remember why I'd bought this book, but then it came to me. It was mentioned in a NYT article about a woman who'd written her own obituary. That made me feel bad about my urge to trash it, but, OTOH, she's dead and presumably her feelings can't be hurt. Besides, I paid perfectly good money for a self-published book that, but for the NYT story, no one would have bought, so her estate is presumably better off.
I suppose it's not a terrible book. But it is a bad one. Clearly written with a ...more
A “road trip” book for the “over forty” set. So much fun!
The Hollywood elite.
A runaway bride.
A vintage sports car.
A cross country romp.
A flawed heroine.
A damaged hero.
Not one, but two, mysterious manuscripts.
A maniacal bad guy.
A lesbian dance competition.
A tragic love affair.
The voice of reason in the form of an always-rational best friend.
A failing business,
And the chance at a multi-million dollar payoff at the end of it all.
What more could you possibly want in a quick, fun read on a Sunday aft ...more
The Bette Davis Club was written by Jane Lotter. It is her only novel and she self-published it shortly before her death. However, after her death, her daughter was approached by a publisher and it was republished by them. Jane simply loved writing and did it for the sheer joy of it. She insisted her children read good literature, heard good storytelling, and watched classic movies. The joys she shared with her children show up in her book. This insight into the author makes the book much more e ...more
The forward written by the authors daughter was touching. While reading this book I would stop and think about the passion for writing the author had until her final days.
I enjoyed this book. I liked the writing, the characters, the references to actors that have passed but are not forgotten, the old classic movies, the locations, all of it.
It took me a few days to read only because I wanted it to last knowing that the author had passed away and there wouldn't be another book of hers to read. ...more
30 שנים מרגו חייה בצל אהבתה הגדולה לפין. היא פגשה אותו כשהייתה בת 19 והוא בן 39. הם היו החברים הטובים ביותר ואז משהו קרה (שהוא בגדר ספויילר עצבני והרסני ) ומרגו נוטשת את פין בחופה.
היום. בגיל 50, מרגו לבד, מרוששת, שתיינית כרונית של ג'ין והיא מגיעה להוליווד לחתונה של אחייניתה ג'ורג'יה. אבל החתונה לא מתקיימת, ואחותה למחצה, שרלוט, מבקשת את עזרתה באיתור הבת הסוררת.
למסע מצטרף טאלי, החתן הנטוש. במכונית ספורט משנות החמישים, רכב לאספנים בלבד ללא חגורות בטיחות ושאינו עובר 80 קמש, הם יוצאים לפאל ...more