Publication date: 5th April 2016
Publisher: Berkley NAL
An engrossing and thought provoking novel that examines the intricacies of marriage, friendship, and the power of unexpected connections…
Annabel Ford has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin five-year-old boys and to keeping her household running seamlessly. So when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving her, without warning, she’s blindsided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel.
Single mother Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising her daughter Fern by herself and advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s absentee father arrives on the scene and throws everything into a tailspin.
Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, Mackenzie Mead has many reasons to count her blessings. But with an imperious mother-in-law—who’s also her boss—and a husband with whom she can no longer seem to connect, something has to give.
On the surface, these three women may not have much in common. Yet when their lives are thrust together and unlikely friendships are formed—at a time when they all need someone to lean on—Annabel, Piper, and Mackenzie band together to help each navigate their new realities.
Some Women by Emily Liebert tells the story of three women, Annabel, Piper and Mackenzie, who are very different but somehow bonded and were each other’s support system as they went through the obstacles in their lives.
The first part of the book is a bit of a slow start for me but then it picks up and it was really good. I love all three characters, each with their own issues, flaws and problems but I do love reading how they got over it and how they bonded and supported each other. I thought the best thing in this book is the friendship that the women have. The characters were developed in a way that you can feel for them and they are believable and honest. The issues brought forward by Emily Liebert was also compelling and written in a way that it was thought-provoking.
This is a very well-written book where you can’t help but be invested with the stories of each of the women. There are times when you feel like you can’t agree with the decision that they have made but I think that’s the amazing thing about this book because you can feel as if you understand them and still root for them, whatever their decision is. I would definitely recommend this for those who like their stories with strong women characters who might not be strong at first but grew stronger gradually.
Disclaimer: I received the ARC from the publisher, NAL via Netgalley in exchange of honest reviews. All opinions are mine.