By Emily Liebert
I rarely have time to sit down to read anymore. When I look back on my Facebook posts, I used to read all the time when I first started blogging. These days, I have so much going on with family, blog work, managing my review team and trying to find time for fitness, I’m having a hard time justifying just sitting down to read.
About the book:
Devoted mother and wife Annabel Ford appears to have everything under control—and it’s convincing. She even has herself fooled. So when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving her without warning, she’s blindsided. Single mother Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising her daughter Fern by herself and advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s absentee father arrives on the scene and throws everything into a tailspin. Mackenzie Mead has a life most women would kill for. Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, she has many things to be thankful for—and she is, except perhaps for her imperious mother-in-law—who’s also her boss—and her struggle to get pregnant which seems to be causing a rift in her marriage. A shocking moment of deception forces Mackenzie to face the fact that her marriage is over—and probably has been for a while.
When I read the synopsis for Some Women, I was intrigued right away. I love drama, relationships and books that catch my attention. It has been awhile since I have found a book that does. Some Women immediately drew me in.
I read Some Women in about a week. I could only read an hour or less for the first few nights. About halfway through the book, it was harder to put the book down. The book opens with Annabel’s story. I didn’t like her off the bat. The way she treated her husband. I pride myself on trying not to nag him (although he would say otherwise). Regardless, the way her husband decided to walk out on their marriage seemed odd. As a reader, I was as confused as Annabel was. For Henry to have his bag packed for months didn’t seem likely considering Annabel is supposedly overly controlling. She would have noticed.
The book switches between the lives of Piper, Mackenzie and Annabel leading separate lives. They all meet through one exercise class and become fast friends. It is so crazy how women can become great friends in such a short amount of time.
All three women are in different stages on their lives but all have similar problems! Piper is in a long term committed relationship with Todd and has a young daughter from a previous relationship.
Mackenzie is married and works at the same company as her husband and mother-in-law. Mackenzie and Trevor are trying to get pregnant but have a good marriage. They get along great.
Annabel is newly separated from her husband Henry and trying to patch her life together and get through each day.
The three ladies develop a friendship and help each other through it all.
As I kept reading, I admired their friendship. They were by each other’s side through thick and thin. This book surprised me with what transpired and how it all ended!
As you read Some Women, you’ll want to hug your babies and loved ones! Take a look around and appreciate what you already have.
Some Women is a must read! I felt I could relate to all three women as I have my own family and marriage and we are certainly not perfect.
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