Gosh, it’s been a while since I did one of these!! I love to read, and have done ever since I was a child. Apparently, I would follow my Mum around the house with a book in hand saying “Mummy…read” until she gave in!
There’s a bit of a theme with these books…marriage!!!
This book was in Richard & Judy’s Book Club and you normally can’t go wrong with one of their recommendations.
I read this book in the space of a week, it really pulled me in from the start. It was a recommended read after the above book. It tells of a strong Italian family with two very different brothers who are married to two very different women – neither of whom are good enough for the Italian mother. It shares family dynamics, secrets and betrayals. Maggie has married Nico who’s wife passed away from sudden illness but Nico’s daughter Francesca cannot stand her new “step-mum” and does nothing to hide this fact. In comparison Lara and Massimo have the perfect life to the outside world, but looks can be deceiving. It’s a rollercoaster of a book, with great humour – Maggie’s Mum Beryl is hilarious and says exactly what she thinks!
Iris and Will lead the idylic life – they have been happily married for a few years, they both have successful jobs, live in their dream house. On the morning that Iris finds out she is pregnant, her world comes tumbling down when the plane that Will took that morning is involved in a crash killing all passengers. However, Iris is certain that Will wasn’t on that plane despite his name being on the manifest. The secrets and deceptions she uncovers following his death are something she is unprepared for, and her life unfolds into something that is quite the opposite. I’ll be honest and say that the ending was quite what I expected but it wasn’t the end of the world!
What have you been reading recently? Can you recommend anything?
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