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Never Too Late Paperback – October 30, 2015
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I really loved this story. It starts on a sad note when Edith wakes up on Christmas Day to find her husband dead in bed beside her. From the off set it is obvious that she is not that upset, as her marriage has been a struggle and their relationship, love and trust of each other has almost disappeared. From that point, I was expecting a story of a second chance romance, but even though Edith does meet someone nice, this story is more about the different emotions she goes through as she finds a trail of deceit and a secret life of her husband that she knew nothing about.
Following her emotions while she slowly unravels a story that involves her son and his wife, she slowly learns a new side to her deceased husband and her only son. She also develops a good friendship with her daughter-in-law, something that she wished she had done years ago. Edith is putting her life back together in a way that suits her as a widow, mother and grandmother (and now dog owner), without the need to tiptoe around her husbands shadow.
I enjoyed the way the author challenged Edith to explore her feelings and emotions, to question her guilt and even to admit that maybe the marriage failure was not all Art's fault, that she too had a few faults that need addressing. If you enjoy a literary read, this is a must. Once you start, you want to read it al the way through to find out how it all comes together. A lovely story.
The start is when Edith reaches over to wake Art up on Christmas morning so they can get things ready for their normal family christmas with the grandchildren, but she finds him dead. Immediate panic sets in, soon to be overtaken with an almost robot like trance of thinking of getting through Christmas Day without telling the family and sorting it all out later and that is when we beginning to go on Ediths' journey of remembering life with Art and the misery it caused her. It's a heartbreaking story at times but as she remembers things, she then tries to move on and it's fascinating to see her gain strength as time passes. But then things begin to crumble again when she starts to learn through her daughter in law that history may be repeating itself and her son is seemingly living a secret life too. Edith has already begun to try and dicover the secrets Art kept from her, she finds receipts and clues in his old clothes, and now it seems she may soon learn what her son Brian is trying to keep too.
Thiis is a fascinating book that deals with so many emotions of moving on, marriage, motherhood, feeling trapped, reliving past horrors and the pain that secrets can cause to a wide range of people. Really loved the touching, fun moments she has with her grandchildren too which lighten the mood and seems to jolt Edith into remembering not to wallow in the past too much.
highly recommend for all drama fans
Edith woke up Christmas morning to a dead husband. She was nearly 70 years old and had been in a loveless marriage since the beginning. She had a son, Brian, a daughter-in-law that she didn't really like, two grandchildren that she really didn't know and very few friends.
After the funeral she found an envelope that was her husband's. It had many mysterious receipts in it that she wanted to investigate. Kathleen, her daughter-in-law offered to help and for the first time Edith genuinely takes the time to get to know her. They become friends. All is not well with Kathleen and Brian either.
Secrets can be very destructive. Edith always felt her husband kept things from her and now finding this envelope proves that he did. Brian is keeping secrets from Kathleen.
Edith in trying to learn about her husband and make changes in her life and relationships discovers that he had a whole other life and that she didn't really know him at all. She encourages her son to reveal his secrets to his wife so that their marriage can be saved and not be a repeat of Edith's.
Edith is learning not only let go of the past and move forward but she is getting to know herself too. I found the story good but at times I felt it got a little slow in some places. The main characters were well developed and the reader can certainly see where they are coming from in relation to what is going on at the time.
I received this book free from the publisher for review purposes. If you want to learn more about Jo Barney check out http://www.jobarneywrites.com/