Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies’ Night!
Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly “divorce recovery” therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday “Ladies’ Night” sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?
Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns. Mary Kay Andrews’ Ladies’ Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on.
MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kathleen McInerney has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Mary Kay Andrews, and Linda Castillo. Her narration of Just One Day by Gayle Forman won an AudioFile Earphones Award. In reviewing Mary Kay Andrew’s Ladies’ Night, AudioFile magazine said, “McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed.”
1. Some of the main themes of the novel are betrayal, revenge, redemption, rebuilding. How would you say that each of these plays a role in the novel?
2. In the opening chapter, Grace explodes into anger. Do you feel she had a disproportionate response? Why do we enjoy reading about such spectacular acts of revenge? How would you have acted under the same circumstances?
3. Why do you think Ben acted so unfairly towards Grace? What do you think is the most unfair thing he did?
4. What are all the things you dislike about J’Aimee?
5. How are Wyatt’s and Grace’s marriages the same? How are they different? What do you think played a role in their attraction to one another?
6. What do you think were some of Callie’s more reprehensible actions? Is she a redeemable character?
7. Why do you think it was so important for Grace to renovate the little beach house? How did it parallel the renovation of Grace’s life?
8. Is Jungle Jerry’s a metaphor in the book? If so, for what and why?
9. At what moment did you dislike Paula the most? Did this ever change?
10. Out of Camryn, Suzanne, or Ashleigh, which character did you relate to the most? The least? And why?
11. Which character in the book is the most wronged?
12. Why do you think the Stackpoles of the world can get away with so much?
13. Which is more heinous: the theft of intellectual property (like Grace’s blog) or the destruction of physical property?
14. In what ways is Nelson an unsung hero in the story? What about Rochelle?
15. If you could have five people (living or dead) at your own weekly “Ladies’ Night” who would they be? What would you serve and what would you talk about?
16. How do you think a group of friends can help in tough times? How does a group sometimes offer support in a way that one close friend cannot?
17. Have you ever had an instance where someone you instantly disliked turned out to be a true friend?
“Kathleen McInerney does a terrific job bringing the characters to life in this witty story…McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed.” —AudioFile Magazine
“Tongue-in-cheek humor, wit, and sophistication are the hallmarks of this eyebrow-raising life adventure, sure to provide a popular pick for public library audiobook collections.” —Wisconsin Book Watch
Ladies’ Night was published on June 4, 2013.The Ladies’ Night Audiobook is 2883 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Ladies’ Night includes the following subjects: Family Life / Marriage & Divorce. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Contemporary Women.
The author of Ladies’ Night is Mary Kay Andrews.
The narrator for the Ladies’ Night Audiobook is Kathleen McInerney.