Preview - Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Hi everyone! Today's Preview is a book that really caught my eye when I read the synopsis. Let's see if you agree!

Synopsis from Netgalley:

"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."

I'm really looking forward to listening to this audiobook soon which has been produced by Harper Audio. According to the publisher it falls into the General Fiction and Literary Fiction genres. Look for my review shortly before its January 5, 2021 publication day.

Are you adding this book to your To Be Read list? Let me know! Have a great day.


  1. Oh this sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're right. It does sound an intriguing read. Definitely one to addthe TBR list.

  3. Even though I live in the UK and am happily single, I feel I could probably relate to this book hahaa! I've been through some tough relationships and friends have always pulled me through.

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  4. Ooh I hadn't heard of this book but it sounds so charming and such good fun, I think it might be one I'll have to check out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  5. This book sounds brill and definitely up my street xx

  6. I love the sound of this, I love stuff set around this era and the characters sound interesting even from that brief synopsis x


  7. This sounds like such a good book and definitely something I would enjoy reading/listening to.