From time to time, Auntie M veers away from crime fiction, and here’s one that’s just the ticket for the long hot days of August, when a smile or giggle will be most welcome.

Jacqueline Rohan’s debut, How to Marry Your Husband, is filled with charm and warmth, the perfect antidote for the ills of today.

Rachel and David have been married for fifteen years, after he swept her off her feet. Then on their anniversary she sees him kissing another woman. Is the marriage over? Should she confront him or try to win him back?

Rachel twists herself in knots trying to decide what to do, before she finally confides in a friend who has more experience with men. She visits a divorce lawyer, only to find out that her marriage may not even be legal.

Now she’s in the unusual position of trying to decide if she wants to marry him legally only to divorce him; to let him go; or to get her revenge. The hijinks she gets up to for revenge are hilarious.

All of this is couched in amongst the usual things readers can identify with: the relationships of those nearest and dearest to us. It doesn’t help that Rachel’s firm as event planners will be called in to plan David’s sister’s nuptials, just as she’s trying to decide if she wants to divorce him or win him back.

This is a very modern book, filled with wit and the kind of visuals that would light up the big screen, the book has been shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for Romantic Fiction.