Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jennifer Johnson Is Sick Of Being Married by Heather McElhatton ~ TLC Blog tour with review

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062064398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062064394

This book is also available as an e-book.

No so terribly long ago, Heather McElhatton's flawed, neurotic, yet lovable average American heroine Jennifer Johnson was sick of being single. Now Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Married. The author who brought us the wildly popular Pretty Little Mistakes now favors readers with the next delectably eventful chapter in Jennifer's life, as her new fairy tale marriage (to the wealthy son of a department store tycoon) hits a serious snag, thanks in no small part to a honeymoon-from-hell in a fundamentalist Christian compound and the prospect of a life of bizarre servitude to her devout mother-in-law's church committee. This is outrageously funny, wonderfully edgy contemporary women's fiction in the Helen Fielding and Sophie Kinsella mode that anyone who has ever laughed at the raunchy humor of Sarah Silverman or Chelsea Handler is going to love.

My take on this book:

I don't normally read chick lit so I thought this book might be different from my normal read, and boy was I right! There were several things that I really enjoyed about the book. First of all, I really liked the characters, and the mishaps that seemed befall the character of Jennifer were often laugh out loud funny. It seemed like if something could go wrong it would go wrong.From a bad honeymoon to a wacked out mother-in law there was never a dull moment! The writing is sharp and witty and really captured the essence of the ups and downs of being a newlywed.Overall a story that gave me more than a few laughs. The only thing that bothered me was the anti christian feeling I got from the story, and honestly that could be my fault because I read mostly  christian based stories.

About Heather McElhatton    

Heather McElhatton produced the award-winning literary series Talking Volumes. Her commentaries have been heard on This American LifeMarketplaceWeekend America,Sound Money, and The Savvy Traveler. She lives in Key West with her pug, Walter.


  1. Sharp and witty is good for me. I will be looking out for anti Christian sentiments in the novel as I'm curious about that.

  2. Harvee, I read so much christian fiction that honestly it could have just been me. I have been trying to step outside my comfort reading zone a bit and broaden my horizons. I really did enjoy the story, and if you enjoy humor your going to enjoy this book. Thank you so much for dropping by.

  3. Glad you enjoyed this one overall even though it was outside your normal comfort zone. Thanks for being on the tour!


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