TLC Book Tour: The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes

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Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcee sounded like a light, fluffy, fun read – and who doesn’t love those?

TLC Book Tour: The Debutante Divorcee by Plum SykesThe Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes
Published by HarperCollins on August 19th 2014
ISBN: 9780062355829
Genres: Chick-Lit
Pages: 275
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher

From New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes comes the delicious follow-up to Bergdorf Blondes, a hilarious tale of marriage, friendship, and divorce.

Filled with wit and charm, The Debutante Divorcée stars Sylvie Mortimer, a recently married socialite who is quick to discover that her marriage is far from photo-perfect. Her best friend, Lauren Blount, the chic-est of the Debutante Divorcées, is basking in her freedom, taking solo honeymoons, having divorce showers, and pursuing any man she chooses as part of her “Make-Out Challenge.” And Sylvie’s perfect Town & Country life is about to be rocked by a divine and dangerous predator—the very rich, very young, very thin, and very divorced Husband Huntress.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

drey’s thoughts:

I was looking for a little fun and light chick-lit when I picked this tour. And I definitely got light. The fun, I’m not so sure about. Why? Because while The Debutante Divorcee is entertaining, it’s also quite annoying. Frustratingly annoying.

I blame it on my sensible side. Reading about a group of gals who divorce because it’s the latest “in” thing, going all out to celebrate it (a divorce honeymoon, really?), encouraging their friends to do the same – none of it spells “fun” to me. But maybe it’s the green-eyed monster speaking. Wouldn’t we all want to be rich enough to walk away from things that aren’t making us happy, and flit to a beautiful beach paradise or exclusive spa resort to recuperate?

As I was reading, one common theme kept running through my mind – I don’t get them. I do not understand their outlook or attitudes, and this was a major block in enjoying The Debutante Divorcee. Yes, even Sylvie, who’s worryingly married. Why have friends who’ll do nothing but plant horrid images of infidelity in a just-married, getting-paranoid, young wife? And why believe them, never mind listen to them? Aargh!

I’ll admit I’m most likely not in the demographics for this type of story, which in itself is quite the revelation – I read just about anything after all. Now I’m wondering what I signed up for, I have Bergdorf Blondes on my list, too… o.O

Anyone else feel the same way? Or am I getting closer to ornery old age?

drey’s rating: Pick it up!

Have you read The Debutante Divorcee? What did you think? And if you haven’t, read on to win your own copy!


Thanks to the publisher and TLC Book Tours, I have one copy of The Debutante Divorcee for you. This one’s open to US & Canada residents only; no PO Boxes please. To enter, fill out the form below before September 5th. Good luck!

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About Plum Sykes

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Plum Sykes was born in London and educated at Oxford. The author of the novels Bergdorf Blondes and The Debutante Divorcée and the Kindle Single memoir Oxford Girl, she is a contributing editor at American Vogue, where she writes about fashion, society, and Hollywood. She has also written for Vanity Fair. She lives in the English countryside with her husband and two daughters.

6 Responses to “TLC Book Tour: The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes”

  1. I doubt I will enjoy this one. But The Divorce Papers was a very enjoyable read – all about divorce and tongue in the cheek humour! very nice one.

  2. Kate I.

    I don’t want to hang out with the rich and glamorous. The desire to see and be seen is not my scene. I’d be more interested to get acquainted with the people who work behind the scenes.

  3. anne

    A delightful idea but I doubt that I would want to associate with superficial individuals. Many thanks for this giveaway.

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