The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan
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. Strapped for cash, Evie cautiously agrees to share living expenses—and her home—with Nicole and the baby. But when Evie suspects that Nicole is determined to rearrange more than her kitchen, Evie must decide who she can trust. More than that, she must ask: what makes a family?
The Glass Wives started out by jumping right into a sad grieving moment for both “wives”. From the very beginning I felt connected to Evie and wondered how hard that must be to attend your ex-husband’s funeral with his family and friends. What an experience, one I would not wish on anyone. Life is complicated and this novel shows us how Evie tries to get through the complications with poise. Through all of this, she is a mother of two young children who also lost their father. Again, complications.
Through out the book, although I felt connected to Evie, I was also so annoyed with her. She never stood up for herself. She needed to speak her mind and be the strong woman and mother she and her kids needed in that chaos of a moment. While in the end I do feel like she let her feelings and needs be known, it too far too long. I do wonder if the ending is at all believable, however.
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Jennifer Van Huss says
That sounds likes a great book. I love stories about mystery and family! I love reading but haven't had the time! I think I may jump on your bandwagon and do 12 books this year!! Thanks for the idea
Aitza B says
Ooh I might have to check this out. I want to read more chick lit and my goal is to read 104 books this year. Pray that I make it.
This looks sounds drama filled yet very much realistic, though I am curious about this ending. Thanks for the honest review.
Fashion Beyond Forty says
Thank you for the helpful review! I like how you put your point of view on who may enjoy this type of book!
I have not been reading much this past year but THIS year I plan to do a lot more!
Cherri Megasko says
I have a blended family myself, with two daughters and one step-daughter. We have been lucky, but the situation certainly can lend itself to drama. I like the premise of this book – it made me think … if my husband were to die (we've been married 14 years), what would happen to my relationship with my step-daughter? Great topic for a book!
Stephanie Pass says
Sounds like a great book! I indulge in chick lit. My favorite author for chick lit is Sarah Addison Allen. Her books are full of magic with a chick lit kinda story. Right now I'm super into science fiction and parallel words and time travel.
Tami Q says
I have started 2018 out stating I will not commit to more books than I can comfortably enjoy. This one sounds like one that I can't miss out on. I'm ordering it now.
Allison J says
I too have a goal to read more. Overall, great review. I love how you highlighted the best parts and how you felt like you where there, as well as, mention what could have been improved upon. This book definitely caught my attention.
David Elliott says
That's cool you enjoyed the books. Although I understand you being frustrated with a character not doing stuff when they could have long before. Ah well. At least she let her needs known in the end.