What They Say.....An engrossing novel that examines the intricacies of marriage, friendship, and the power of unexpected connections…
Annabel Ford has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin boys and keeping her household running smoothly. But when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving, she’s blind-sided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel.
Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising her daughter Fern by herself while advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s absentee father shows up, throwing 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, but just when they each need someone to lean on, their lives are thrust together, forming unlikely friendships that help each woman navigate her new reality.
What I Say....A story of three women who shouldn't have much in common, but discover that their lives are a lot more similar than they could have imagined.
I started off hating Annabel. Mega loathed. She's the mom that we all know, miserable with her life, so starts trying to make everyone around her miserable too. She and her husband went to wedding and the next morning she immediately wants him to get up and start doing chores, rather than enjoying a lazy Sunday morning without their twins. I seriously would have walked out on her too. I cannot stand being around miserable people.
Most women like this in real life, become more miserable after a divorce, but Annabel realizes that she owns some of her behavior, and finds herself caring a little less about perfection and a lot more about just surviving each day.
Piper's story was a little more bland. Honestly, her dentist boyfriend seemed a little too perfect. I kept waiting for it to be revealed that he had another wife, a gambling problem, a venereal disease. I mean it, he was TOO perfect. When her ex popped back up, I couldn't believe that this would even be an issue for her.
And McKenzie is sad because she wants a baby and can't get pregnant. But it doesn't seem like her husband is that interested in a baby or her. But still his plot twist lacked motivation.
The story was pretty predictable, but still enjoyable. It was a gentle way to pass a weekend. The women develop strong friendships and begin to believe in themselves.
Of note, the word "smirk" was way overused in this book - 12 times!! To me, someone who is smirking is being a jerk. They have probably done or said something irritating and are now "smirking". You know the phrase, "wipe that smirk off your face."? Ugh. I hate that word. But that's my personal rant - you can always tell a rant is coming when the sentence starts, "Of note....".
Current Goodreads Rating 3.68