Today is my tour stop for Better Luck Next time with #partner Bibliolifestyle, William Morrow and Custom House Books. This book was published on January 5, 2021.
It’s 1938 and women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the “divorce capital of the world,” Reno, Nevada. There’s one catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become “residents.” Many of these wealthy, soon-to-be divorcees flock to the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need.
Twenty-four-year-old Ward spent one year at Yale before his family lost everything in the Great Depression; now he’s earning an honest living as a ranch hand at the Flying Leap. Admired for his dashing good looks—“Cary Grant in cowboy boots”—Ward thinks he’s got the Flying Leap’s clients all figured out. But two new guests are about to upend everything he thinks he knows: Nina, a St Louis heiress and amateur pilot back for her third divorce, and Emily, whose bravest moment in life was leaving her cheating husband back in San Francisco and driving herself to Reno.
A novel about divorce, marriage, and everything that comes in between (money, class, ambition, and opportunity), Better Luck Next Time is a hilarious yet poignant examination of the ways friendship can save us, love can destroy us, and the family we create can be stronger than the family we come from.
This is such an entertaining read! Can you even imagine a place like this existing? Actually this day in age I can. The budding relationship between Nina and Emily was so fun to read. Nina has multiple divorces in her pocket so it’s not her first time at the ranch. It is Emily’s first time, and she can’t help but wonder if she made a mistake leaving her husband. Where Nina is outspoken, Emily is timid. I feel like these two women really brought out the best in one another. The ranch life changed their lives for the better.
The people who run the ranch: Max and his wife Margaret and their right hand man Ward are equally as amusing. Pick this one up today! You won’t regret it.
Book Rating: 4/5
Wine Pairing: St Supéry Sauvignon Blanc