Friday, July 12, 2013

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow

Georgia Waltz has things many people only dream of: a plush Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, a Hamptons beach house, valuable jewels and art, two bright daughters, and a husband she adores, even after decades of marriage. It’s only when Ben suddenly drops dead from a massive coronary while training for the New York City Marathon that Georgia discovers her husband—a successful lawyer—has left them nearly penniless. Their wonderland was built on lies.

As the family attorney scours emptied bank accounts, Georgia must not only look for a way to support her family, she needs to face the revelation that Ben was not the perfect husband he appeared to be, just as her daughters—now ensconced back at home with secrets of their own—have to accept that they may not be returning to their lives in Paris and at Stanford subsidized by the Bank of Mom and Dad. As she uncovers hidden resilience, Georgia’s sudden midlife shift forces her to consider who she is and what she truly values. That Georgia may also find new love in the land of Spanx and stretch marks surprises everyone—most of all, her.

Once I read the back of the cover I instantly knew that I would really like if not love this story and I was right. As I got through the second chapter I was really hooked on the story and the characters. I felt like I was going through the same struggles as the main woman character and when she succeeded at something I felt like it was my success as well.

 I loved how Sally Koslow was able to wrap me in the story and make me feel just like the character Georgia. I would like to see Georgia Silver be in a series of books about how she grew up and about her life with her husband and even from where this book left off. I think I will buy the author’s other books and read them as well.

 I think this author is just as good as writing as Jodi Picoult is; both authors have a great talent of being able to draw the reader into their stories. I think women who have been through something like what this character has gone through or for fans of Jodi Picoult would definitely love this book. I give this book and this author an “A+.” 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Tiffany

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