New Orleans, gourmet meals, and expensive gifts. At first she loves how George’s affection sparks Cash’s jealousy, but when George proposes to Madison, she finds herself torn between two men…
All Claire Thibodeaux wants is to be the perfect wife and mother. If she can do everything right she won’t end up like her mom, a divorced, single parent trying to make ends meet. But when Claire’s husband Gavin, a well-respected local pastor, starts spending late nights at work and less time in their bed, she can’t help but fear that history is about to repeat itself…
Gabrielle Vaughn never thought she’d end up with someone like her fiancé. The son of a prominent congressman, Tony Ford is completely out of her league—which is why she lied to him about everything from having a college degree to the dark truth about her family. She knows she has to come clean, but how do you tell the love of your life that your entire relationship is a lie?
As these young wives come together to help each other through life, love, and heartbreak, they discover that there are no easy answers when it comes to matters of the heart.
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Pretty Little Book Review
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Genre: Women's Fiction
I really loved this book. Plain and simple. It's touching, inspiring, sweet, and one hundred percent charming. If I didn't know any better, I would have assumed this novel was from a seasoned writer who has been writing books for years, but it's not. This is a debut novel from a woman who clearly knows how to write some of the best women's fiction that I have read in a very long time. With that being said, I have seen some very mixed reviews about this book. One of the "negative" things that stands out the most in regards to other peoples opinions of the novel is the age of the women who are portrayed within this book. Sure, it's true that these women are young, but if you check out the title, it is called The Young Wives Club. That title isn't deceptive, it tells you pretty much that these women are YOUNG. Now, while I did find one of the women's ages and lifestyle to be a little weird, I tried to remember as I was reading that not everyone waits until they are in their mid 20's and early 30's to get married. Some marry right out of high school, some marry while IN high school, and others wait. This really helped me to get over the age. I won't go any further with that as I don't want to spoil this characters plot, but I think it's important to keep an open mind when reading. I did, and I absolutely loved it!
In terms of the story, this book is told in 4 different POV's amongst a group of friends. Some may think this could get really confusing but I promise you, it's not. I become deeply invested with each character and their story and I didn't find myself confused with who was who. Many of these characters stories are also emotional. But not in the way that you will need a box of tissues just to get though it. Rather, it's emotional for the characters as they are all facing something tough in their life and trying to get through it the best they can. Sure, there were some moments when I wanted to go in the book and shake some of them up, but in the end, the way they all dealt with their issues came together nicely. I was extremely happy with how everything ended. Although I wouldn't mind a follow-up in the future... Hint hint...
Overall, I really loved this book. I felt like it was exactly what I was looking for in a women's fiction novel and exactly what I needed in terms of finding a unique book. I really hope that the author continues to write after this one. She is pretty fantastic in her storytelling abilities and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
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