Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Club Friday

TGIF, riiight?!

It was a fast moving, but long week. Anyone feel the same? My Monday-Thursday is just craziness all around so it tends to fly right by for me.

I don't have a lot planned for this weekend except for Books 'n Bars tomorrow (time to discuss Lolita! Can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts...) and then Saturday and Sunday - ?? No plans! Besides taking a client to Zumba. Yes, you read that right. She wants to try Zumba! I jumped right on that. ;)

So, today I'm linking up with Heather again for her Book Club Friday and talking about Jane Green's newest novel, Another Piece of My Heart.

I'm a fan of just about anything Jane Green writes so I was waiting for this one to come out and devour it. I think I read this one in the span of two days (which is impressive for me considering how busy I have been!). I loved it!

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him.  Ethan--divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia--is a devoted father and even better husband.  Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives…and in their hearts. ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.

As soon as I read the synopsis I knew I was going to love the topic! It's always refreshing to read about a main character that is a woman that waited to get married. Living in Iowa we just don't have that. So many people are married early in their twenties. It's definitely easy to feel like an outcast among all your married friends. 

That being said, I also really enjoyed learning how Andi and the family she married into handled the change. There were some twists that I was not expecting, and really ended up enjoying reading about, but some things I felt were a little over the top and unrealistic, but then again... I have never been in the situation so who am I to say that?!

Overall, this was a great JG novel and I'm already anxious for her next one! 


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This does sound good! You are right - there aren't many examples of women waiting to get married in our part of the country! So it's refreshing to read something besides the 'I fell in love in my 20s' formula story! I mean, not that I have anything against finding love in your 20s... it's just nice to read about women I can relate to.

Sounds like an interesting book! I'll have to request it from the library!

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! Being 35 and never married living in our great state of Iowa I can totally relate. I keep telling myself I need to stop watching so much junk tv and start reading again--maybe I'll start with this one!

Cami said...

Happy Friday!
Thanks for the review :) Might have to check this one out!

Shoshanah said...

Back in high school, although it could have been college crazy that it's all starting to blend together, I used to read all of Jane Green's books. I got a little burned out on her books although recently I've tried picking them up again, and I've enjoyed them. I'd love to go back and read her old books, like Jemmia J, but I'd also love to read her newer ones as well.

Lesli said...

Oh, this book is on my TBR list!