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The Husband Diet Nancy Barone Womens Fiction


The Husband Diet is for fans of snarky humour, women who know what it’s like to feel under-appreciated, and those that don’t think plus size heroines only come in a size 12. With a simple honesty that is in turns both hilarious and touching, you’ll laugh and cry. Sometimes both at the same time.

Erica Cantelli’s life feels more suffocating than a size 4 dress. 

On the surface she’s maintaining the image of successful career woman, perfect wife and a doting mother with two wonderful children. In reality she’s running out of hours in the day; 6 dress sizes bigger than she wants to be; and the only man who shows her any affection is her gay best friend.

In fact fantasizing about how to kill her increasingly disinterested husband is just about all that keeps Erica sane. That and a whole different type of fantasizing about the incredibly handsome new school Principal, Julian Foxham.

When her husband jokes about trading her for two size tens, Erica knows something has to change. But is another diet really the answer? Or is getting rid of him the fastest path to happiness? Now if she could only stop thinking about the gorgeous Mr Foxham…

For any woman who has ever felt under appreciated, or thought about giving up on their dreams, Erica is a hilarious breath of fresh air.


“Overall this is a great feel-good book with a lovely message to anyone with dreams to follow. A perfect holiday read!”  9/10

“…I enjoyed the characters and the humour running through the book was brilliant from start to finish.”

A definite holiday read. 5/5. I Heart Books

“If you want a book that will have you laughing and rooting for the heroine from page one until the very end and wishing you had your own spider-killing hottie, then this is the book for you.”

“The Husband Diet was a spunky debut, and I loved Erica Cantelli. Everyone needs an Erica Cantelli in their life, and they DEFINITELY need a Julian Foxham in their life. Where can I get a piece of that?

“…Nancy Barone’s book is very enjoyable. It will appear to readers who want a strong but realistic female character, the one who would pick the double chocolate cake over the fruit salad.”

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