The Bette Davis Club

  • by Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.
When the young bride flees - taking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guests - her mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the bride's jilted and justifiably crabby fiancé, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what she's been seeking all along.
From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club.

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Wonderfully read

I downloaded this book knowing near nothing about it and was pleasantly surprised. It was a delightful story about getting to know one's true self. I enjoyed this ride, and only wish Lotter could tell us another tale.
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- J. Benson

Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

This is the story of a life changing adventure. It is unavoidably feminine and could rightly be branded as "chic lit." But it is also an intriguing, historical, cultural and delightful tale that is bound to keep you up late. (I would say heart warming, but whenever I read a review with those two words, I cringe.)

Mostly I read mystery novels. But there are common denominators that make up a 5 star experience for me. Charasmatic characters, characters I am instantly drawn to. Clever banter and intrigue. Great narration. The Bette Davis Club has all of these.

There are three cultural aspects that heavily influence the novel. Hollywood wealth and power. New York relationships. And a curious and hillarious view of the Dinah Shore Classic weekend in Palm Springs.

I am also grateful to the author for introducing me to Colleen Moore 's Fairy Castle. I am a former model railroader, so I looked up this masterpiece and was mesmorized.

Regardless of your favorite genre, give yourself a treat and listen to this book!
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- Charles Atkinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-29-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio