Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This is my first novel by Marian Keyes that I have read. Before I go on, thank you to Netgalley and to the publisher for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.
The story is about Stella, a wife and mother of two living in Ireland. She is doing the best she can when the unthinkable happens regarding a health issue. The health issue, and what follows after turns Stella's world into a version that is totally unrecognizable from her previous life.
There was a reviewer on GoodReads who said that she enjoyed the first part of the book much better and I tend to agree. I felt that I was reading two different stories at some places. The other thing was, and this is nobody's fault, at several times in the downloaded Kindle version, the pages messed up in sequence and I had to try and piece together where it picked up or start flipping pages back.
I enjoyed the book enough to care what was going to happen, but it seemed to be hop around, and tried to cram in multiple plots: an illness, a breakup, a love story, a possible affair, another illness, a success, a failure, one good kid, one bratty kid...the list goes on.
However, I did enjoy this book enough though to look into reading another Marian Keyes novel so I added another novel called Watermelon by her to my to read list.