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It was so nice to read a book with a message—without preaching! The friendships in this story were just what we all need. This book proves that ANYTHING is attainable—if we just go for it! It’s never too late!
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
I enjoyed this book, as with the others by this author it had me hooked from the start. It's not for everyone though, I don't recommend this for people who have experienced significant loss, It's quite confronting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2020
I love settling down for an Emma Robinson read. Nobody does female friendships and family relationships as well as her. The Forgotten Wife focuses on two women who are both struggling/in pain. Together, they learn to open up, to navigate the past and to live in the present and look to a brighter future. The Forgotten Wife is full of Emma Robinson's trademark style and humour. There was lots of playfulness about the book 'Make Way for Joy' - a kind of Marie Kondo-lite - and there was her characteristic 'feel-better' ending. I massively recommend this heart-warming book - it is one which absolutely chases the blues away and it presents a great arguement for being more open about letting good people in to your life.
5.0 out of 5 starsHeartwarming and compelling. Loved this book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2020
Whenever I finish an Emma Robinson book I feel a glow of satisfaction, and this is no different. The way she develops the friendship between Shelley and Lara feels so real, and peppering the story of their burgeoning relationship with hints at secrets and hidden depths, makes it a well paced and compelling read. Robinson clearly understands what makes women tick and knows how to transfer that to the page. I did cry, but having finished this book, my heart is fuller than it was before.
I just don't get the hype, people saying that they cried from start to finish. If anything it made me cry when I got to half way and still had the second half to go. The friendship between the two main characters was well written. But the story was just a little dull. There was a little twist but I had already guessed it by page 26. Also I really didn't like it how the character Greg's narrative changed after the twist. He seemed to have gone from the devil to a st. And don't even get me started on her boss he was just badly written.
Sadly this book did not really portray much of a storyline. Some reviewers said they were in tears from beginning to end - why? Maybe tears of boredom! There are plenty books far better than this so I don't think I will try anything else by this author. The only good thing was the lovely friendship that developed between Shelley and Lara.