Hey everyone! Welcome to the third installment of Favorite Book Friday! This week’s guest post comes from Leah of Leah of the Pack!
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Another Piece of My Heart
Author: Jane Green
Summary From Author’s Website: From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet: a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood.
Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she’s finally found him. Ethan—divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia—is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives…and in their hearts.
ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.
I’ll admit I was unsure about this book before I read it. Not because I was judging it by its cover but because my mom picked it out to read on vacation. Usually she opts for the cheesy romance, really easy to read on the beach type of book which I am not into. My mom, sisters and I all purchased a ton of books to read on our vacation (we all read very fast) and planned on swapping them through the week. I decided to read this one last. But when my mom was reading Another Piece of My Heart by the pool one day a group of girls my age noticed the book and gushed about how they had just finished reading and loved the book. I was intrigued but still worried I would not enjoy it as it seemed no book could live up to what I had just finished reading- The Fall of Giants. I started reading while at the airport and I had to pace myself to ensure that I wouldn’t finish the book before we even boarded the plane. What I liked about this book is that it was nothing that I had though it was going to be. The plot shocked me a bit which is always awesome. I found myself siding with the character of Andi, loathing Emily and then switching how I though based on how the plot would unfold. It also had me questioning what I would do in her place. I appreciate any book that makes me think. It was nicely written and I finished it before I landed back home.
I liked how this book was written. Every chapter or so was from a different character’s perspective. It really allowed you to immerse yourself in the story and see how things would unfold from each characters point of view.
Was it my favorite book I had read in the trip, (I had read 8 total) no but it was engaging and kept me wanting to read more like any good book does. Because I read such a variety of books it stood out less but I think for anyone that reads Sarah Dessen or John Green then this book is going to be a real hit. Although it wasn’t my absolute favorite book, I do think it is a great read than many people will enjoy.
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
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Thanks so much Leah! I’ve never heard of this book before so I’ll need to check it out.
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