14 Jul HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy By Kathy Lette | Book Review
HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy is Australian author Kathy Lette’s most recent novel. It is a laugh-out-loud romp through the joys and tears of family life.
The main character, Ruby, is usually the sensible one in her family of 3 sisters, but, after a devastating call from her doctor, decides to let fly at everyone she knows at her 50th birthday bash, including her husband who she thinks is having an affair. She decides to immediately shout her sisters a cruise to the South Pacific to try and reconcile their differences, and escape for a while. Little does she know that she has booked them all on a Cougar Cruise, with lots of good-looking young men on offer. What follows is a hilarious sequence of mishaps and toe-curling adventures, along with a dash of romance and poignant moments.
Each sister learns just how much they mean to each other, and how their mother has been manipulating them… or does she have a good reason to act like this?
This book is not for the sensitive reader, that’s for sure. There are no holds barred, but there is humour on every page.
It is a great read if you’re a fan of modern chick lit.
This book, and others by the author, can be borrowed from Gladstone Regional Libraries.