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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review - The Good Wife by Jane Porter

About The Book:

Is it possible to love someone too much?

Always considered the beauty of the family, the youngest Brennan sister, Sarah, remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Her love for her husband is bottomless—so much so that her sisters say it will end up hurting her.
Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road, even though he swears he’s been true to her since his infidelity three years ago. While she wants to be happy and move forward in her life, Sarah constantly fears that Boone will break his promise.

Now with Boone facing yet another career change, tension rises between the two, adding more stress to an already turbulent marriage. Emotionally exhausted, Sarah can’t cope with yet another storm. Now, she must either break free from the past and forgive Boone completely, or leave him behind and start anew.

My Thoughts:

Best-selling author Jane Porter ties up the ends of her “Brennan Sisters” series with her latest book, “The Good Wife,” and it is a brilliant end to a brilliant series.
In this installment, the matriarch of the Brennan family has passed away, and although all of the big Irish family are grieving her death, no one feels the loss of her mother more than youngest daughter, Sarah. She had depended on her mother for advice and guidance for her crumbling marriage and her tenuous relationship with her children and now her mom was gone, and Sarah was on her own to make decisions on her future life. Could she turn a blind eye to her baseball player husband’s antics or would she have to find the courage to leave him?

Sarah’s sisters, Meg, Brianna and Kit, are also experiencing troubles in their personal lives, and feel the missing link of their mother terribly. As the sisters try to bumble through their own marriage and relationship crises, they soon find that the support of each other is what is most important and that family ties are indeed tight and reliable when called upon.

Jane Porter, who has over forty books to her credit, does a wonderful job of finishing up this fascinating series. Her characters have remained personable and interesting throughout this three-book series and the connections and adventures have been both heartwarming and heart-wrenching to follow.  

For those looking for stories who are deeply immersed in family relationships, then the “Brennan Sisters” novels – “The Good Daughter,” “The Good Woman,” and “The Good Wife” are three books that will satisfy. I highly recommend them to fans of contemporary women’s fiction.

About The Author:

Jane Porter is the award-winning author of The Good Daughter, The Good Woman, She’s Gone Country, Easy on the Eyes, Flirting with Forty (basis for the Lifetime movie), and several other novels. There are more than five million copies of her books in print. Jane lives in Southern California.

Check out her website at www.janeporter.com

My thanks to BookSparks PR for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Beth Hoffman said...

Terrific review, Sharon! I need to add this series to my list.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

You've reminded me I have the first book on my shelf. Hoping to read the series before the end of the year. Nice review, Sharon.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I just downloaded this one last week, because I've thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. Glad this one didn't disappoint...thanks!