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The Husband Hour Hardcover – April 24, 2018
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"A story of young love, passion, grief and healing, The Husband Hour is a perfect addition to your bookshelf or beach bag."―The Sacramento Bee
"your official first beach read of the season."―Hello Giggles
"A satisfying journey to all the familiar places-beautiful young widow, romantic betrayal, supportive girl network-that leaves you happy-sad to see it end."―Family Circle
"Let the beach-reading recommendations commence. This month, we might have an early winner in The Husband Hour".―Entertainment Weekly
"a read perfect for sunny weather."―ABC News
"An irresistible must-read about dealing with our pasts, gaining strength from our struggles, and what it really takes to move on."―Popsugar
"The Husband Hour is a testament to strong women everywhere whose strength is often born out of sorrow and struggle. A must-read for book clubs."―Tanya Biank, author of Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage
"A tale of the complexities of sisterhood, love, and the secrets we keep-even from ourselves-The Husband Hour will grab you from the first sentence and hold you until the last. I absolutely could not put it down."―Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm
"The Husband Hour is the first must-read of the summer!"―Fiona Davis, author of The Address and The Dollhouse
"Delving into complex issues of family, love and grief, this novel is ideal for those who believe our flaws are as significant as our strengths. A captivating read!"―Karma Brown, bestselling author of In this Moment
About the Author
Jamie Brenner was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia but has called New York City her home for the past twenty years. She graduated from George Washington University with a degree in literature and spent her career in publishing before becoming an author herself. Her books include The Gin Lovers, The Wedding Sisters and her next novel, The Husband Hour, will publish in April 2018. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.
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Jamie Brenner delves into the lives of these complex characters and the secrets that have the power to rip them apart, and ultimately bring them back together.
I love Brenner's writing style, and her books are always satisfying, touch on modern issues, and offer a lovely beach backdrop. She tackles CTE with aplomb, never pedantic or preachy, shedding important light on this often misunderstood and increasingly alarming epidemic.
Brenner's novels offer up relevant themes. Here we witness firsthand how forgiveness is a gift, and letting go of the past paves the way to an honest, fulfilling future. Perspective is everything, and we all color our stories the way we want them to be read. The Husband Hour proves that truth rises to the top, and although at times painful, it makes the broken parts of us whole again.
My favorite part of this book was the focus on CTE; the topic is terribly depressing, but it is necessary to begin to have these discussions. This has been an issue I have followed closely for the last few years, and I felt Jamie Brenner handled it effectively. This book should be required reading for the many coaches who place winning over the health of their athletes. Hopefully as more and more authors and others focus on this issue, change will finally come.
The Husband Hour is a must read for anyone who has children, spouses, significant others, or even close friends playing sports at a highly competitive level. I received this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.
Kudos to Jamie Brenner, Author of “The Husband Hour” for writing such a captivating, intense, intriguing, and enthralling novel. BE WARNED: This is a difficult novel to put down. I read this in one sitting. There are so many significant issues that Jamie Brenner writes about in a fictional setting. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction.
The author describes her characters as complex, complicated. Some of the characters live and act in a dysfunctional way. There are secrets from the past and present, betrayals, and lack of communication. Lauren, a widow has been mourning the death of her husband, Rory Kincaid, a former NHL Hockey Player, and a soldier that has died in combat. After his death, Lauren lives in seclusion, existing pretty much alone in her family’s old home on the Jersey shore.
To Lauren’s dismay her sister Stephanie and young son arrive to stay at the house, after Stephanie announces her divorce. Lauren’s parents arrive as well with secrets of their own. There has been friction between the sisters for years. The conflicting personalities create a stormy atmosphere.
Matt Brio, is a film maker, and his latest project includes make a film about Rory Kincaid. Matt is intrigued with the angle of both sports injuries and war-related injuries. Matt has motives of his own, but wants to interview Lauren about her husband. What will investigating the past bring up that involves the present and future?
I appreciate that Jamie Brenner discussed head injuries, combat injuries, in sports players and the men and women that serve our country. What help are they getting? How are their families affected? How can these people and their families be helped?What are the consequences of ignoring this?
The author also talks about the importance of family, friends, emotional support, forgiveness, self and emotional growth, acceptance, love and hope. I would highly recommend this novel to readers of Fiction , Women’s Fiction, and readers that appreciate significant contemporary issues. I received an Advanced Reading Copy for my honest review.