|cover image via goodreads.com|
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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I love the simple but pretty cover and can see this being a good choice for summer. Thanks for sharing Staci.ReplyDelete
The premise of the book sounds pretty interesting. I like the cover, too.ReplyDelete
I might have to check into this one!ReplyDelete
I am unsure whether I would like it or notReplyDelete
I agree that Nicole's character needed more depth.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a good start for the author.ReplyDelete
I tend to like books that try to show that all kinds of things can constitute a family, probably because my own family is very constituted! :--)ReplyDelete
I need to start a list of "beach reads" recommended by bloggers :)ReplyDelete
This sounds like something I would like despite some of the issues with it.ReplyDelete
My mom read this one and said meh, so I passed on it.ReplyDelete
I've seen mixed reviews for this one so you're not alone. I like the cover lolReplyDelete
I tend to give debut authors more leeway than experienced ones. The fact that you'd read her again is a good recommendation. Maybe I'll wait for her next one?ReplyDelete
Glad it gave you some food for thought, but if it bored you at times, I think I'll skip it.ReplyDelete
I am not sure this one is for me, especially given the subject matter. At least not right now in my life. It does sound interesting though. I don't know. Maybe one for the maybe list.ReplyDelete