The Seven Steps to Closure - Donna Joy Usher

The Seven Steps to Closure

By Donna Joy Usher

  • Release Date: 2012-05-13
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 125 Ratings


Another book by the multi-award-winning author, Donna Joy Usher.

Winner of the 2012 elit Publishing Awards Humor Category
London Book Festival Honorable Mention
Finalist in the 2012 Shirley You Jest! Book Awards
Finalist in the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards Chicklit Category.
Please note - This is a Chicklit Novel in the style of Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella.

Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant - and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to worse when she discovers that, not only is her ex-husband engaged to her cousin - Tash, the woman he left her for - but that Jake is also running for Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Desperate to leave the destructive relationship behind and with nothing to lose, she decides - with encouragement from her three best friends - to follow the dubious advice from a magazine article, Closure in Seven Easy Steps.
The Seven Steps to Closure follows Tara on her sometimes disastrous - always hilarious - path to achieve the seemingly impossible.
A credible and amazingly touching debut novel from Donna Joy Usher, this is a solid, light-hearted and honest read with plenty of laughs.

“The Seven Steps to Closure’s heroine, Tara, is an endearing character and her entertaining journey to closure is packed with laughs and plenty of heart.” Tonya Plank, Shirley You Jest! Book Awards judge and author of 'Swallow'.


  • Laugh out loud funny & sexy to boot!

    By Mz Lush
    This is such a great story, excellent characters and beautiful observation of place. I enjoyed it immensely.
  • It’s light reading

    By M213457
    Not as funny as Marian Keyes nor as quick paced as Sophie Kinsella but it’s ok for a bit of light hearted/long winded reading.
  • The Seven steps to closure

    By Vivijeanne
    Brilliant book , rib tickling , roller coaster ride from the first page .. Could not put it down till it was finished ...
  • Great read!

    By GandAs...
    Laugh out loud funny, great characters and storyline. A great read!
  • Made me laugh and cry

    By charlym131
    Lovely book, somewhat predictable, but nevertheless a lovely book with vibrant and relatable characters.
  • Uplifting

    By HCHSP
    I don't often read this genre but going through a low point due to illness I needed to read something cheery. This book definitely achieved. Thank you
  • Refreshingly different

    By Faireyclairey
    Couldn't put it down - laugh out loud escapism, beautifully written with pathos and warmth.
  • Fab little read.

    By Slave of Egypt
    It's a beautifully romantic, uplifting story. The author brings the characters to life and makes it easy to picture the locations. It's written with great talent and made me laugh out loud in places. I'd recommend it to anyone who's had a hard day. Totally loved it.
  • Could not put down

    By Kirstxo_
    This book had me laughing out loud. It is a must read!! Did not want it to finish xx
  • Smashing!

    By PhotoMemory Geologist
    Absolutely fantastic. I'm not one for writing reviews, but I am for this one! Couldn't stop reading it, and got funny looks on the bus home for laughing out loud til tears came.