Monday, December 14, 2015

Movie Monday / Book Review: the Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Lake Union Publishing via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Why is a book under Movie Monday, you ask?

Because in this book, you need to know your Bette Davis movie!


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 fianc√©, 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.


This is a fun little bite of chick lit, perfect for taking away the holiday stress! While the astute reader will have a sense of what is coming next, you want to keep reading. With lots of film references, modern scenarios and some vintage movie lore, mixed with a non-typical romance (people over 30!!!) in a MG across the country, and you have a fun book that you'll be telling your friends about. And if you love Bette Davis movies, then you'll love all the references! Don't miss this one!

About the Author:

Jane Lotter is a Seattle-based writer and humorist whose work has appeared in national publications. Her hilarious column Jane Explains ran in the Jet City Maven (later The Seattle Sun) from 1999 to 2005, winning several awards, including a first place for humorous writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Jane’s debut novel, The Bette Davis Club, is a character-driven comedy and coast-to-coast romp that won first place in the Mainstream Novel category in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s literary contest. Jane’s own favorite humor writers are Nora Ephron, Sophie Kinsella, and Carrie Fisher.


  1. I admit it, Bette Davis in the title of this book is what drew me in. I adore her! I was Turner Classic Movies all the time and it has turned me into a fanatic for movies and stars from the 30's and 40's. So I know I will enjoy this book and I hope that I am able to find it and read it. I sure wish it was on audio.

    1. You will- it's perfect for those of us who grew up with TCM!


Follow Bless Their Hearts Mom