Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Good Woman by Jane Porter

From Amazon - The firstborn of a large Irish-American family, Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being “the good woman” have taken a toll and though her winery career thrives, Meg feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, ruggedly handsome vintner, Chad Hallahan. It’s here, alone together in an exotic city, far from “real” life, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg.

Overwhelmed, flattered, and desperately confused, Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she’s ever made, especially that of her marriage. For Meg, something’s got to give, and for once in her life she flees her responsibilities—but with consequences as reckless and irreversible as they are liberating. Now she must decide whether being the person everyone needs is worth losing the woman she was meant to be.

Jane Porter has always been a gifted storyteller, but The Good Woman tops the list! As the first born of three sisters, I could definitely relate to Meg and her siblings.  The Brennan Sisters will have a trilogy, so I am looking forward to the next book! 

Meg is the oldest, so she's always tried to do the best and be the best. But her relationship with her husband just isn't doing it for her anymore.  So when her boss lets her know he is interested, Meg has to decide what kind of woman she wants to be or if she desires to stay who everyone else needs her to be.  Wife, mother, sister, daughter..

As with most families, there's some drama and it's it shows up in full dress in The Good Woman.  However, it does lay the groundwork for the next two novels.   Emotions run deep, as well as great realistic characters and a page-turning plot.  Definitely pick up this honest and well-written novel! It will grab a hold of you and not let go until the very end.  Highly recommend!!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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