Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review - Me and My Manny by M.A. MacAfee

Me and My Manny by M.A. MacAfee
Released: October 12, 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 242 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
Rating: 3/5
Author Site: M.A. MacAfee
To ease her loneliness, Judy Mason orders a wooden replica of her husband, Harry, a sailor aboard ship at sea. Instead of Harry’s facsimile, the anatomically incorrect manny turns out to be a caricature of him. No matter. Her girlfriends are not only envious that she has found a friend and potential business partner in the dummy; they also want to borrow him and pay for his company by the hour.
Me and My Manny covers quite a few genre's at once and is one of the cutest, maybe weirdest stories I have read this year! It has romance, comedy, and even a tad of horror as Judy and her husband cope with her wooden replica of him.

I don't think I have ever been lonely enough to want a lifesize doll of my hubby hanging around and I sure wouldn't want to "rent" him out but alas the predicaments Judy gets herself into over this doll is amusing and heartbreaking as well because the underlying reasoning of the whole situation was she was very lonely with her husband away all the time and their marriage had suffered because of it. But Wolfgang (the doll) seemed to make her husband a bit jealous and he continued to say that he was afraid that Wolfgang was trying to take his place. Judy laughs his suspisions away but then strange things begin to happen and she starts to wonder just what she may have gotten into.


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