Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas

This book gave me mixed emotions. But, I really did enjoy it. Thanks to NetGalley who graciously gave me a copy in exchange for an honest review! 

Olivia recently lost her husband, Luca, in a tragic car accident. Olivia is not exactly comforted by Luca's family due to his and Olivia's history. I don't want to give away the whole story here, but suffice to say, Olivia is not exactly the model daughter in law. 

However, I don't think that gives Luca's family the right to treat her the way they do. 

Olivia also had a hard time in her past with an overbearing, uncaring mother. In this respect I felt bad for her, but I can't say I drummed up a lot of sympathy for her except for the loss of her husband. Some of her choices left me scratching my head. But, now, as I write this blog, I guess we have all made choices that weren't the best, especially in times of grief.

 This story bounced back and forth between Olivia's past and present but in a good way! I know a lot of people don't like "flashbacks" but this author did a great job of describing Olivia's past and merging the present together. 

The best part for me, was when Olivia finally takes charge and stands up to Luca's family. I won't tell you why or how, but suffice to say, it was nice to see Olivia come into her own and defend herself. 

Well, on to the next book. I enjoyed this enough to look for another book by this author. 

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