Thursday 5 January 2023

Book ~ "Some Women" (2016) Emily Liebert

From Goodreads ~ Annabel Ford has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin five-year-old boys and to keeping her household running seamlessly. So when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving her, without warning, she’s blindsided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel.

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.

Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, Mackenzie Mead has many reasons to count her blessings. But with an imperious mother-in-law - who’s also her boss - and a husband with whom she can no longer seem to connect, something has to give.

On the surface, these three women may not have much in common. Yet when their lives are thrust together and unlikely friendships are formed - at a time when they all need someone to lean on - Annabel, Piper, and Mackenzie band together to help each navigate their new realities.

Annabel has been married to Henry for about ten years. She gave up her demanding career when they had twin boys five years ago. Though she is now a stay-at-home mom and wife, she is still controlling. Henry finally has enough and moves out ... Annabel didn't see this coming and is heartbroken.

When Piper got pregnant ten years ago, her boyfriend, Max, said he needed some time to himself and she never saw him again. Needless to say, she was hurt and pissed but she eventually moved on and made a life for her and Fern, eventually meeting and falling in love with Todd. When Max unexpectedly comes back into their lives, it threatens the happiness she has been able find.

Mackenzie is married to Todd and they both work for Todd's mother's company. Mackenzie has been trying to get pregnant and the pressure her mother-in-law is putting on her to give her grandson isn't helping.

Annabel, Piper and Mackenzie recently met at an exercise class (before their lives started falling apart) and became friends, though they did't seem to have anything in common. But as their lives become disrupted, they were there for each other.

This is the third book I've read by this author and I thought it was okay. It is written is third person perspective. As a head's up, there is swearing.

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