I think the sign of a good book is that you are sad that it ended. This was the case for me with this read. I really wished there were another few chapters. Not in a bad way.
This was about Maggie and how her life is turned upside down when her husband decides to leave her. She spends time reflecting and trying to find her way through it.
This could have gone the way of Eat, Pray, Love or skirted on cliche. It did not.
Having gone through a marriage breakup, and the resulting soul-searching that it triggers, this felt true to me. I would be interested to hear feedback from readers who haven’t had that experience and what their thought on the book will be.
I found the book to be insightful and a cautionary tale in what can happen when you lose yourself in a relationship, and give up what you need for the greater good of your family.
I flew through the book because I really wanted to know what happened. I think that is the mark of a good read.
If you are looking for a good read with a little bit of (possibly) self-reflection, this is your book.
I gave it a 4/5 star rating on Goodreads.
Full disclosure: I received this eARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. (Thanks NetGalley!)