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Publisher's Summary

Named one of 2021’s Best Beach Reads by BustleCountry LivingCosmopolitanAugusta Chronicle ∙ E! Online ∙ PureWow ∙ SheReads ∙ and more!

Breakups, like book clubs, come in many shapes and sizes and can take us on unexpected journeys as four women discover in this funny and heartwarming exploration of friendship from the USA Today best-selling author of Ten Beach Road and My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding.

On paper, Jazmine, Judith, Erin, and Sara have little in common - they’re very different people leading very different lives. And yet at book club meetings in a historic carriage house turned bookstore, they bond over a shared love of reading (and more than a little wine) as well as the growing realization that their lives are not turning out like they expected. 

Former tennis star Jazmine is a top sports agent balancing a career and single motherhood. Judith is an empty nester questioning her marriage and the supporting role she chose. Erin’s high school sweetheart and fiancé develops a bad case of cold feet, and Sara’s husband takes a job out of town saddling Sara with a difficult mother-in-law who believes her son could have done better - not exactly the roommate most women dream of.

With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin, and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.

©2021 Wendy Wax (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

One of Cosmopolitan’s 20 Books to Read This Summer

"The Break-up Book Club is everything we've come to expect from Wendy Wax - a heartwarming, witty and compulsively readable tale that makes you feel like you're spending time with your best girlfriends. I loved it!" (Colleen Oakley, author of You Were There Too

“Wendy Wax knows what readers crave most - to surround themselves with good friends and great books. The Break-up Book Club gives us a diverse group of southern women challenged by life, but with the strength of new friendships, they learn to stand strong, leap faithfully, and fight back. After reading this one, you’ll be either looking for a book club or thanking your lucky stars you belong to one.” (Liz Talley, author of The Wedding War

“Witty and warm, The Break-up Book Club is a delightful journey through the changing lives of four strong, fascinating, independent women. I want - no, NEED - to join this book club!” (Karen Hawkins, New York Times best-selling author of The Book Charmer

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Audio Errors

I haven’t finished the book yet, but wanted to warn others before they may buy this. This audiobook has multiple editing errors where the narrator repeats the same sentence over again. Needs to be fixed.

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Audio is not edited

This book is a nice easy read, however the audio recording is not edited in parts (example Chapter 15), so there are lines read more than once or lines read in the incorrect character voice, etc. It takes me out of the story.

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Awful reading, good story

The book is good, Wendy Wax always is, but I highly recommend reading instead of listening to this audio book. There are many editing issues where it stops, repeats itself or you hear actors speaking amongst themselves. Also, they are completely uneducated on the southern setting of the story. They pronounce many words differently than they are pronounced in southern culture (sir-rup vs sir-rip). The absolute worst is the pronunciation of the city of BirmingHAM as BirmingGUM.

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Fun book

I thought it started a bit slow but then it got good and then better and better makes you want to join a book club or two for the friendships you make

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They forgot to edit this

I loved the book and still really enjoyed listening but it’s shocking how many performance takes they forgot to edit out! I hope someone at Audible or on the production team sees this and gives the book an actual listen to clean it up so that others can fully enjoy!!

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An enjoyable, light hearted novel

The story takes place in metro Atlanta, has a couple of unexpected twists & a happy ending. A rom-com that can appeal to anyone in their 20s, 30s, 40s ....and up. Kept me engaged as I walked & worked around the house.

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Great story. Editing needs fixing.

I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the narration. The performances were great but the audio seemed to skip multiple times. The editing should be corrected. That is why I'm giving a three-star rating for performance.

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Great story. Terrible editing!

Very heartwarming story about friendship and camaraderie. I loved so much if it. Maybe a little slow during parts but overall it was great. I loved the very separate stories of each character that were flawlessly intertwined with the commonality of Bookclub.

The audio on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired. The editing was awful - many parts repeat; you get some of the voice actors talking to themselves. Lastly, it’s obvious that the narrators didn’t talk to each other about how they would voice certain characters. For one Dorothy sounds like and frail lady, and another voices her like a southern belle. I didn’t hate it but it needs some work!

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loved it

Comfort food for the soul, I enjoyed the story and it was read beautifully. special

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great story, great performance, weird editing

Wendy Wax writes another wonderful book about women dealing with life's complications with humor and friendship. The performers were excellent! the editing, however, had some problems. There were several times when lines repeated with different readings (like the artist was testing out different ways to read a line, and the editing didn't cut one of them), but the moment that gave me a chuckle was at about 7 hours, 30 minutes, when the artist reads dialogue in one voice, says something like "oh wait, she's still talking" and then reads it again in another voice.

The editing quirks were not enough to take away from the book, though, which is worth a listen.

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  • 06-18-21

Great book about the importance of good friends!

Really good. Narrators bring characters to life . highly recommend for a book about friendship and life.