I reluctantly picked up Marrying the Mistress from the
lending library at work. I quickly hid this trashy book in my bag. I figured it
would be a quick, fun weekend pool read. Yet,I did not want to
publicly promote this book pick.
provides a glimpse into a family’s reaction
to divorce. She develops an authentic portrait of domestic friction.
Surprisingly it is full of realistic sibling relationships, generational
differences, midlife crises, nasty family dynamics and lightly woven subplots.
The story veered far from trashy. The title and cover were very
misrepresenting. Besides my extreme dislike that the characters used the
first names when referring to their parents rather then mom or dad, Trollope
creates an interesting novel.