Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “How to Marry Your Husband” by Jacqueline Rohen, Arrow, July 9, 2020
Jacqueline Rohen author of “How to Marry Your Husband” has written an entertaining and witty novel. The genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Domestic Fiction. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her characters as quirky, dysfunctional, complex, and complicated. This is a witty story with secrets and betrayals that have a major effect on the characters. In this story, both Rachel and David have certain interpretations of the events and share them as alternating narrators.
On Rachel’s anniversary, the last thing she expects to see is her husband David kissing a beautiful and young woman. She notices that they take off together and is convinced that her marriage is over. How is she going to go through the weekend of anniversary celebrations? After the weekend, on the advice of her friend and employee, she contacts a divorce lawyer, who mentions upon investigation, that the proper forms were never filled out years ago when they got married, so she and her husband aren’t legally married. Now how can you divorce your husband if he isn’t legally your husband? Rachel decides that she will make him fall in love with her again, and get married, so she can divorce him.
This leads to some entertaining shenanigans and planning, which leads to some dramatic and complicated adventures. I appreciate that the author also brings other characters’ relationships into the story as well. This is a light and entertaining read which I recommend.