Thursday, June 21, 2012

PROSPER IN LOVE by Deborah Michel

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So, today’s book is Prosper In Love by Deborah Michel and I’ve started it and I’ve got to say it’s really entertaining and seems to be quite mysterious so far – you’ve got this married couple – charming busy traveling lawyer husband Jamie, and then the busy museum curator wife (love books with an art theme – my art history minor going to work for me!), and they’re perfect for one another. 

And in comes this guy, F.X. actually, who seems to be Lynn’s good friend from college, one of those guys who never quite got his way with Lynn, and maybe he’s back in town to do just that? Hmmm? 

Is F.X. the cause or was their marriage doomed from the start?

Read on for the book blurb!

A good marriage lasts forever…until it doesn’t.

From the start, Lynn and Jamie Prosper were one of those couples who seem meant to be—so content with each other that they barely notice the rest of the world nodding approvingly at their wedded bliss. But sometimes, even in the very best of marriages, all it takes is a mischievous outsider to bring the perfect couple toppling off the top of the wedding cake…

True, Jamie has been working so hard and traveling so much as a young lawyer that he hardly has enough energy to show his devotion. Not that Lynn, a junior museum curator, has any reason to question it. But when Lynn’s old college friend turns up at a cocktail party, chinks in their marriage’s previously unassailable armor start to show.

Suddenly, without meaning to, Lynn and Jamie have both acquired divorce lawyers. And those benevolent onlookers—meddling in-laws and competitive friends alike—eagerly bear witness to each new misstep. Is love really enough to make a marriage last?


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97 comments:

Jonita said...

My boring (but true!)answer would be trust, respect and communication. My creative answer would be wine, nights on the couch watching entire TV series on box sets, and dates on the beach!

Jonita

TaraUB said...

laughter, independence, and good food

susieqlaw said...

Love, trust, and loyalty

susieqlaw

Books & Reviews said...

1. Trust 2. Respect 3. Giving

Carol5814 said...

Communication, laughter, and trust. Not too creative but truthful.

Shellybelly43066 said...

Humor, honesty and respect

Ready To Be A Momma said...

trust, respect, and an understanding of each other.
qweska8402

Margie said...

good communication, some common interests, and mutual trust
Margie T

Mary Jo Burke said...

Humor, honor, and truth.

absolutahnie said...

my true answer: laughter, respect & caring. my creative answer: a surprise ice cream sundae for dinner when it's YOUR turn to cook,
the ability to "speak" using just your eyes and having a special ritual at bedtime that only the two of you know about.

TinaB said...

Trust, Laughter, & sex!! ;)
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Bev V said...

trust, love, and a sense of humor

Bev (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Megan said...

1. Snuggles 2. Love 3. Smiles
Eloisepeaches

Carly said...

1. Complete Honesty (even when it hurts)

2. Commonalities & Differences (it's important to be your own person but to have things you enjoy together)

3. Weekly bonding time (just the two of you)

Carly H

jdstec said...

laughter, commitment, and more laughter.

ncsuloges said...

I'm not married but my guess would be hard work,cheering for the same team and having your own language that no one else understands, that makes you laugh.

Juliet Farmer said...

cats, giggles & food

Emma S. said...

I'm not married, but I've witnessed my parents who have been married for 38 years.

I would say from observing them the 3 things to a good marriage are:
1. laughter
2. sense of adventure/willingness to do new things together
3. communication, or lack thereof. I think my Dad survived having 3 daughters and being the only male by not listening to all the bickering that was going on around him.

Lindsay said...

love, understanding, and respect.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Humor, good sex, & patience!

buttah said...

Date nights, spicy sexy time (tmi I know..), and laughter! And of course all the traditional answers too!! Cause without love, trust and respect there is no solid base.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

COMMUNICATION first & foremost, compromise & compatibility.

Alice said...

(1) Separate Televisions and/or Remotes. (2) An agreement as to who has to pull hair out of the drain. (3) The perfect cosmo.

Krystal said...

Honesty, respect and communication.
kndyer

Krystal said...

Oops... I put mine in as a reply and don't know how to delete it. I think honesty, respect and communication.
kndyer

Melissa Hightower said...

Communcation, Laughing and a good magarita!!

Melissa said...

Commitment, understanding, passion.

-tmd636

Melissa said...

Communication, humor, and respect

Mel Rem

Bridget said...

Respect, trust, humor

iambtinrb

your invisible pixie said...

humor, touch, communication

Melissa said...

Humor, passion and if he's an amazing cook, that totally helps! :)

Melissa A from CLC

Katie said...

A good cook (in the husband), the ability to laugh off the small things and always making up before bed.

Lizett34 said...

Honestly, Admiration and Laughter

Katie said...

A good cook (in the husband), the ability to laugh off the small things and always making up before bed.

Sherry said...

Trust,Respect, and Listening--really listen to the spoken and unspoken word.

Kimmi said...

Patience, separate bathrooms and a husband who's an orphan.

Amy said...

Trust, EFFECTIVE communication (I say effective b/c many people out there are not good communicators) & an undying love for reach other.

DaphneSFL said...

respect, willingness to work at it, and independence. I see so many people who refuse to let their spouse have time on their own, and I never understand why.

Joelle said...

Laughter, adventure and the ability to read each other by a look or a touch.

- jobella.

Mom'sLove said...

kindness
affection
and honesty
Amanda
byacourt at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Intimacy (not just sex), Ability to take turns worrying about a certain issue (money, kids, work, whatever) - we have worked it out that we both don't feel like we are losing it at the same time, and the want to be together - whether it's doing what I love or my partner loves or what the kids want - as long as we are together, my husband and I are happy.

Emily said...

Dedication, compromise, and good credit!

Emily116

Deborah Michel said...

Wow, these comments are absolutely amazing! And inspiring! I love how often laughter/humor shows up. Thank you so much, Stephanie, for this fabulous giveaway.

robynn78 said...

hmmmm, my husband always says we are envied since we actually enjoy spending time with one another,enjoying a good beer together, & love.

Carie Casey said...

humor, lust, and respect.

Carie

Crystal said...

Love, compassion, and laughter! <3

crystal717

bluestarbrite said...

Laughter, love, and friendship.

Sslinsky said...

Communication, love and respect

Sarah

EBrowning said...

1. Laughter, 2. A clear understanding if you are a cat person or a dog person and it's probably best if you are both on the same team for this one, 3. A shared responsibility for cleaning the bathroom...or room in the budget for a maid if a compromise can't be reached. :)

Margaret said...

Trust, Love, Respect

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

slm8803 said...

Communication, trust, respect

Nanette said...

Trust. Humor. Sizzle........

Nan :)

Denise said...

Honesty, trust, laughing

-Denise F.

betsy_blixt said...

Communication, Honestly, loyalty.

Jen said...

Humor, trust and allowing each other to remain individuals working together, not clones unable to be their own person!

-Jen
jenknee1976@hotmail.com

Luvschocolate said...

Love, trust, and honesty

Kelleyc said...

A willingness to share responsibilities, a healthy sex life, and respect!!!!!!

Kristi said...

Love, a sense of humor and someone who likes to do housework.

Kristi Marie W.

Bridget O'Neill said...

Honesty, a good sense of humor, and understanding (honey, sometimes I just don't feel like it). ;)

ludy2288 said...

Trust, humor, and the same definition of a clean house :)

Marla W. said...

love, liquor and laffy taffy...in no specific order :o)

Corgi Lover said...

Respect. Trust. Sense of humor.

DD15 said...

a king sized bed
liking the same air conditioner and heat settings and a love for take-out dinners

CAnative said...

Honesty, Laughter and lets face it a little time apart.

Nicole

Amelia said...

self-confidence, respect, kindness

Kim W. said...

1. Respect
2. Communication
3. Good sex!

BrendaL71 said...

1. an open mind to new sexual enhancements. 2. Lots of Wine 3. birth control.

equinn726 said...

I would say trust, good communication (with a lot of humor thrown in) and a strong support system.

lucy872 said...

communication, laughter, and mutual life goals.

Jessica said...

I think they should love each other, trust each other, and have sexual chemistry.

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Leslie said...

Friendship, a love of alcohol, and time apart :) LeslieGC

Tiffany Drew said...

1- You have to trust each other, that's a given
2- You need to laugh! Laughter is what keeps you going.
3- The ability to breathe through your mouth- sometimes there's gonna be some awful smells and you will need this if you are going to last lol.

keltban said...

Honesty, laughter and love

A.C. said...

I think you need to be able to communicate, have a good sense of humor, and a bit of creativity.

Lilian said...

1. ice cream 2. sex bots 3. a load of moolah!

*gets bricked for being superficial*

lilianxchengATgmail.com

Anonymous said...

communication, connection and laughter.

-Donna W.

Kristi said...

Cute dogs, a checking account in the black, and in-laws in another city!

aggiekristi04

Anonymous said...

Love, Trust, and laughter

Colbey J

Christina said...

Giving each other space every once in a while (a night to do something with friends, for example), communication & honesty.

ChristinaL

Anonymous said...

Communication, respect and honesty!
RebeccaE

Betsy said...

Patience, laughter, and remembering that men can't multitask!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Respect, love and laughter.

Ally said...

honesty, respect, and a sense of humor.

Jeffie T said...

Respect, laughter, and some independent interests.

Buffy Dee said...

Love... communication... AND WINE

Kristen said...

Communication, trust, and commitment. :)

Kristen27

Terri said...

Laughter, commitment and love (despite your partners flaws)!

Terri M.

Erin G said...

honesty, laughter, compromise

Dawn in CA said...

Humor, respect, and not sleeping in the same room. :)

Dani In Chicago said...

trust, good communication, respect

Amy said...

Trust, Communication and Toys.

accidentalgypsy said...

trust, independence, and fun

Leah B said...

Laughter, trust and love

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

Laughter, intimacy, trust

Nancye said...

Honesty, Love, and Patience

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

QuenKne said...

OPEN Communication, 110% effort put into the relationship by each person, each & every day (even if you've been married 50 years), and
compromise by both people

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