Country Club Wives by Sandra Gurvis Online

Country Club Wives
Title : Country Club Wives
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Language : English
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Sex. Money. Murder. Drama. Housewives...And homeless animals! All run amok in the affluent suburb of New Wellington! Tish McLean has been left high and dry, both financially and emotionally, by Brian, her husband of over 20 years. To make matters worse, Brian is about to marry the social chameleon Susan, Tish's one close unattached friend. As Tish struggles to realize herSex. Money. Murder. Drama. Housewives...And homeless animals! All run amok in the affluent suburb of New Wellington! Tish McLean has been left high and dry, both financially and emotionally, by Brian, her husband of over 20 years. To make matters worse, Brian is about to marry the social chameleon Susan, Tish's one close unattached friend. As Tish struggles to realize her dream of opening a shelter for homeless animals-and her love with a very married veterinarian who has big problems of his own-she strips away the cubic zirconium studded underbelly of country club society. What she finds may shock you-and make you laugh!


Country Club Wives Reviews

  • Byron Edgington

    Here we have a book that dives into the old point-counterpoint between Fitzgerald and Hemingway. The alleged Fitzgerald quote is: "The rich are different from you and me." To which Hemingway famously did not really reply: "Yes, they have more money." Country Club Wives indulges readers in this milieu in such a way that, despite the travails of Tish and Brian, CeCe and Brett, Jack and Mable and the rest, we're not about to feel sorry for any of them. Tish says it herself halfway through, that wit [...]

  • Amelia

    the writing is terrible, plot cliche. author comes across as bittergretting the purchase!

  • Carla Terrell

    Volvos, Lexus, Beamers. . . Either keep up with the Jonesus, or move away—back to working-class!Susan’s late husband, Gary, had been a leading OB/GYN in Columbus Ohio. And with his respectable reputation came perks, such as season tickets on the 50-yard line to Ohio State football games. Susan had obtained those tickets upon her husband’s death. Now, Patricia’s (Tish’s) ex-husband, Brian McLean, was the beneficiary of those coveted tickets. How did that happen?Tish had a degree in nurs [...]

  • Kelly Pinella

    It's everything I thought it would be and more: Witty, humorous, believable, and entertaining. Tish is a 48-year old woman who makes fun of the rich snobby country club life; she finds herself one of them, yet not really. Tish and her country club friends each have their own personal problems to hide - or face. With serious real life situations such as cancer and death, Tish finds a way to acknowledge what is happening around her while finding humor and experiencing a devastating reality, even w [...]

  • Gail Harkins

    Country Club Wives starts with a “wow!” moment and continues the momentum throughout this well-paced story. This country club Peyton Place left me thinking, “Goodness! I know these characters!” -- some very well, others by acquaintance. Throughout the romantic turmoil, the bright spot, for me, was the quest to build a no-kill animal shelter. This was where Tish McLean was strongest. Here, her true self was really evident, with her passion and insecurities in full view as she struggles to [...]

  • Jessica Ross

    You really CAN'T judge a book by its cover. I was drawn in by the clever cover and the reviews I read on . I should have checked this account first. The writing is atrocious and the book is littered with typos, incorrect grammar and punctuation, and the writer ping-pongs between scenes. It feels like I'm reading the work of a high school student. She tries to incorporate large vocabulary words that only further take away from her credibility as a good writer. Big words do not a good writer make. [...]

  • Steve Bridger

    Country Club Wives is up there with Desperate Housewives. This hilarious saitre of upper-American society moves from Wisteria Lane to practically any country club in the land where keeping-up-with-the Joneses is the sole reason for being. Sandra's take on Country Club Wives - the lying, deceit, shallowness and excesses flows from the nib of a very insightful pen. It is also very astute piece of time-lapse writing where you accompany Tish, the main character, through a series of experiences that [...]

  • Leigh Hunt

    She was an outsideruntil she wasn'tTish was an outsider who thought these women were ridiculous, until the moment she wasn't - but she still felt like an outsider. Country Club Wives deals with similar lines of drama that you would see in Desperate Housewives or Stepford Wives. Laced with comedy, witty banter, and the bitchiness of a 'Keeping up with the Jones' type society - this is a very enjoyable read. Tish is a fantastic character, that we follow through trials, tribulations, and some fairl [...]

  • Sara

    Quite a fun and entertaining read. I laughed through many of the pages, with the descriptions and witty one-liners twined throughout this. Tish is an interesting character, who manages to be lovable with her personal struggles and challenges as her entire life is overturned when her long-time husband divorces her. She's part of the upper society (a nod to the title of Country Club wives) and goes about showing what really happens beneath all of the glam and glitter, without making it dark and de [...]

  • Karen

    Country Club Wives follows Tish’s journey from wealth and status through divorce and self-discovery. Tish, one of the Drama Queens at the Country Club tells the story her fall from wealth . She feels trapped by catty friends and an unhappy marriage but assumes her marriage is typical. Only when her husband asks for a divorce does she begin to see there might be a different life. The ins and outs of the country club crowd as well as the ins and outs of animal shelters add substance to the story [...]

  • A.A. Abbott

    AMUSING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKINGThis is an amusing story of social distinctions and hypocrisy among a monied section of US society. Wryly observed, often bitchy and always humorous, it is very much a page turner. As a Brit, I found it an eye opener - US society may be "classless", but Gurvis describes a well-defined pecking order among the country club set. Highly readable.

  • Arlene Lagos

    I couldn't put this book down! It was a guilty pleasure to say the least. It reminded me of desperate housewives but even better! Great writing, excellent characters- the kind you love to hate, and of course my favorite, major sarcasm!

  • Cathryne

    Just fun because I know all about "New Wellington".

  • S. Willett

    This story of love and loss, life and family, money and desperation will, even though it’s fiction, display many life lessons. Loved it!