Wednesday, February 17, 2016

When a Perfect Life Ends in Divorce

When Nicole finds that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful and his lover is pregnant, she immediately starts divorce proceedings. Her mother-in-law, Leanne, has been turning a blind eye to her husband's infidelity for 30 years, but seeing Nicole take steps to end her marriage, Leanne decides to do the same thing. The two women are strong support for each other in their new, less affluent lives.

Both Leanne and Nicole find ways to get out, volunteer, and meet new people; a great way to stop feeling sorry for yourself. The volunteer activities lead to new friends and launch the women into more successful lives.

This is a very positive book about divorce. I loved the fact the the women decided to get out, increase their circle of friends and help others. Of course, the emotional impact of divorce is not easy to overcome, but the ladies in the book found ways to move ahead.

Nicole and Leanne are good characters. You can't help but like them and root for them to get their lives back on track. The men, Jake and his father, are scoundrels and not very likable, but that emphasizes how right the women were to leave them.

The book is an easy read with realistic setting and a moderate pace. The pace gives time to get to know the characters. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone going through a divorce. It's also a good read for the inspirational aspects even if your marriage is stable.

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.