Slighted by the infidelity of Mr. Grimm, Mrs. Grimm wants to have her day in court, -a routine request for anybody coming to see Portia Porter and her team. But Mrs. Grimm also has demands that are not so routine in a divorce lawyer's office: she does not want to involve any lawyers. Or to air her laundry in court. Or to sue her husband. Impossible, you say? Maybe not forSlighted by the infidelity of Mr. Grimm, Mrs. Grimm wants to have her day in court, -a routine request for anybody coming to see Portia Porter and her team. But Mrs. Grimm also has demands that are not so routine in a divorce lawyer's office: she does not want to involve any lawyers. Or to air her laundry in court. Or to sue her husband. Impossible, you say? Maybe not for Portia Porter and her faithful legal team. This time, they even might get paid. Or will they? Portia explains intrigue of Judges' Chambers. The Raccoon explains high fashion.A limited number of electronic review copies becomes available each month. Please email email@example.com....
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Alienation of Affections (Family Court, #2) Reviews
I enjoyed the stark realistic humorous look at the unfairness and quirkiness of the legal profession. Judges that are more willing to go off the record than provide a clear playing ground for the actual trial. There were frustrations that were felt by the attorneys and rightfully so. I found myself rather annoyed with the processes myself. Human nature rears its fickle head several times in the telling of this witty case. I liked how Ms. Porter wound up the book so that it made quite an impact. When reading it, I certainly did not see the directions that it might take. I laughed at some of the visuals that were so obvious at the start of the book. With character names like Raccoon, and the description of him along with several other clever and descriptive names it made me laugh from the first chapter. The court scenes were a little more aggravating than funny. But the last portion of the book once again had me invested in the comedy. That an inanimate object had so much to share, made me laugh. It was more literate than the person with whom it was conversing. It was rich. I like the recurring cast of characters and I can see that there is more to the legal profession that I ever thought possible.
Well, if I've learned anything after nearly 55 years of marriage, it's that when in divorce court, never trust a living soul. At this point, though, I'm in full agreement with the wife of the philandering husband in this, the second book in the author's Family Court series: I've invested far too much time in the one I've got to get rid of him now.And in this case, that wife - Martha Grimm - is willing to pay handsomely to accomplish exactly that. But what she wants to avoid at all costs is suing her husband. When she puts that challenge to her attorney, though, the initial reaction is something like, say what? Putting their heads together - and realizing that no solution to their client's request means no fees - the attorney and her associates come up with the notion of putting the state's little-known (and probably never used) law called "Alienation of Affections" into play. As such, the firm can sue the wayward husband's mistress - herein known as "The Floozy" - thus taking the husband out of the equation and allowing for a trial by jury instead of the more typical judge's decision.What happens behind the scenes in divorce court is revealed in this very short novel (I read it in one sitting and one-and-a-half glasses of a decent sangria). But most interesting to me were the characters, beginning with the Floozy, who's desperately trying to dress the part in court (using her paramour's credit card, of course) and the height-challenged judge who's just trying to get in 10 years so he can retire with a hefty pension for life. Then there's the Great Negotiator, a.k.a. the Floozy's lawyer, who always delivers results (whether or not he'll manage that here I'll never tell). Even "The Dress" - the ill-fitting number Floozy picked for her day in court - plays a significant role.All in all, it's a fun look inside the workings of divorce court. I thank the author for providing a copy for me to read and review.
I read an ARC of this continuation of the "Family Court" series that starts with Beaver vs. Beaver, a legal comedy. I'd definitely recommend starting there (or the expanded version Can You Stiff Your Divorce Lawyer? Tales of How Cunning Clients Can Get Free Legal Work, as Told by an Experienced Divorce Attorney, which is what I read) so you know the characters. These novellas have the feeling of a serial television drama. Each one takes you through a complete story, but they aren't long enough to let you really dig in to the characters. I find that both disappointing (there is a new character in this story with whom I immediately fell in love, despite her only being "on screen" for a few pages), but also engaging, since I'm sure the best characters will get reprised in following books in the series. I want to "binge watch" these stories, but alas I need to wait for the next one to be written! One thing I particularly like about this author is her use of language. She has a vocabulary to die for, and her grammar is damn close to perfect. It's refreshing to read words not targeted at a sixth-grade reading level. This series is a must-read. You'll love it. And once she has 13 of these written, I can't wait to watch them adapted for Netflix.
This book kept me laughing from the beginning, although there were also some points to remember thrown in there. This story involves an older wealthy woman (Martha Grimm) who wants her philandering husband to just come home (he has been seeing a younger, gold-digging girl). Thrown in is an example of how a television wife, Sue Ellen Ewing, gets her so-called day in court with her philandering husband, J.R. This is exactly what Martha wants - her day in court. As the story unfolds, it is interesting yet humorous how each character unfolds and becomes exactly who they are. It was a fast read and fun as well.
Hilariously superb. Well written and well crafted, this book had me in stitches. I truly enjoyed it!