Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Good Wife- Jane Porter

I won this book from a Goodreads First-Reads Giveaway. It took a little while for me to get this book but once I started it, I couldn't put it down. I didn't know it was part of a trilogy but I didn't feel lost at all. I thought it was a stand alone book. This book focuses on the younger sister, Sarah and her trying to deal with the fact that her husband cheated on her 3 years ago. It also sheds light on the other family members and what is going on with them at the same time. The book starts off with the funeral of Sarah's mother, who was battling cancer. Not even a week later, her sister's husband dies in a car crash. All the while, she is dealing with her husband traveling all over because he plays baseball. As much as she loves him, she just can't get over his betrayal and constantly wonders what he is up to. I feel like the first half of the book had a lot of different things going on. There was so much going on with the other family members that it took away from Sarah's story. The second part of the book is where it picks up and mainly focuses on Sarah and Boone. I was starting to get worried about where the author was going with the relationship Boone makes with Lauren, while his wife in kids are in Florida packing up their life to move. The last chapter or two, things get a bit overwhelming with the family again because there are all these different bombshells. The thing that bothered me was that it was just a paragraph about it and that's it. For example, Meg (the widow)finds out that her husband had been cheating on her for over a year and it was just a little.. oh well type reaction. I don't buy that. Then it turns out one of her other sisters has a really serious case of Hep C and then we don't hear anything again about it. Anyways, I enjoyed this book but it would have been better with a few of the characters left out.

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