The Good Woman

Author:  Jane Porter
Publisher:  Berkley Trade
Pages:  368
Genre:  Woman’s Fiction
Source:  BookSparks

Goodreads:  Is it possible to leave it all behind? 

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.

Ope’s Opinion:  I think this book needs to be divided into three parts.
                                       The first part grabbed me.  It was about the sisters, their relationships with each other and their parents.  I was into this part of the book.

                                      The second part was about Meg going to London.  At this point I felt like I was reading a script for a soap opera.  It did not even feel like the same author was writing this part.  I almost put it down at this point.

                                     The third part was about family again.  This time Meg’s family.  It was very dramatic, a little more realistic then the middle part of the book.  I felt like a lot of loose ends were not tied up by the time the book was finished.

Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.

                                   FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 

                                          I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks . 
                              I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the
                                       book; rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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