Author: Mike Greenberg
Publisher: William Morrow
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Jonathan Sweetwater has been blessed with money, a fulfilling career, great kids and Claire, his smart, gorgeous, sophisticated wife. But there is one thing Jonathan never had: a relationship with his father.
Percival Sweetwater III has been absent from his son’s life since Jonathan was nine years old. A five-term U.S. senator, now dead, Percy was beloved by presidents, his constituents, and women alike, especially the five women who married him after Jonathan’s mother.
Jonathan hasn’t thought about Percy or the hole he left in his life for years. Dedicated to Claire and his family, he’s nothing like his serial monogamist father. But then Jonathan discovers evidence that everything in his marriage may not be as perfect as he thought. Hurt and uncertain what to do, he knows that the only way to move forward is to go back.
On this quest for understanding—about himself, about manhood, about marriage—Jonathan decides to track down his father’s five ex-wives. His journey will take him from cosmopolitan cities to the mile-high mountains to a tropical island—and ultimately back to confront the one thing Jonathan has that his father never did: home.
Ope’s Opinion: I found it interesting that Jonathan tried to “find himself” by searching out his father’s wives. I think he thought, like father like son, so he wanted to see who his estranged father was.
Thinking from a woman’s perspective, I think it would have been a better choice to just confront his own wife and figure out their relationship, rather then go in search of his father’s life.
The ending was predictable.