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What The Glass Wives is about:
When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. There’s no love lost between the widow and the ex. In fact, Evie sees a silver lining in all this heartache—the chance to rid herself of Nicole once and for all. But Evie wasn’t counting on her children’s bond with their baby half-brother, and she wasn’t counting on Nicole’s desperate need to hang on to the threads of family, no matter how frayed
I am riding the fence about The Glass Wives and how I felt about it when I finished the last page. It certainly gave me a lot to think about and I wondered what I would've done if I was in the position of Evie. I liked that towards the end of the story she actually gets a backbone and starts living her life. But the rest of the story had me bored at parts and wishing that Nicole's character was given just a little bit more depth. What I did appreciate was how the author portrayed divorce and death when it happens to young children. Seeing and understanding it from their perspective was refreshing. And of course, I did question myself at the end in regards to what makes a family??
Recommend? Overall, it was a good read. Nothing stellar or earth-shattering, just a good book that would make a great beach read or when you're in need of something easy to read. This is the author's debut work and I would certainly read more by her in the future.
Source: St. Martin's Griffin via NetGalley
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #121
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