Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book Review: The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret is one of those novels that is perfect for a night spent in, cuddled up in a comfy armchair, book in hand. Or it's perfect for a whole day out on the beach, under the shade of a big umbrella. Point being, you're going to want to find a cozy place to dig into this book, because once you dive in you won't want to put it down.

I'd consider this novel a beach read- well-written and engaging, but nothing spectacular or life-changing. It's entertaining, will keep you hooked, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of it, from beginning to end. In a nutshell (and in my usual style of not giving too much away), it's a book that tells a lot of different stories that all are connected in one way or another. Each chapter goes back and forth between the different characters' sub plots, and to be honest in the beginning I was a bit confused and almost considered taking notes. But stick with it, and by the time you get to the third or fourth chapter you won't be confused at all. On a side note I always marvel when books seamlessly do that. Do you know what I mean? There are a ton of characters, and you feel like you could be lost, but somehow the author manages to make it all work, and before you know it they all seem like old friends with no way you could ever confused one for the other. Or maybe that's just me, and I'm just a super nerd. ;)

Anyway, the book tells the story of Cecilia, a woman living in Australia, who finds a letter from her husband that is marked "only open in the event of my death." I'm sure you can guess what happens next (no spoiler- yes, she opens it!). What she finds, and what transpires between all of the characters, is fascinating.

I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is looking for an engaging read that will keep you on your toes and totally involved in all of the different types of stories woven throughout the novel. You'll find romance, suspense, sadness, disappointment, new love, old love, the list goes on.

Have you read The Husband's Secret? What did you think? And if you do decide to pick it up, please let me know if you enjoyed it too.

Happy reading!

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  1. I just finished this book this week! I found myself thinking about it even after I had finished reading it. Great read!

  2. Sounds interesting! I love books with timelines and plots that are all over the place. I also love movies like this where characters are all connected somehow (a la Valentine's Day)...not very similar haha but reminded me of it! ;) Definitely checking this one out.

  3. i love your book reviews! i never know what to pick up next... now i just need to find the time to read them :)

    mama daze blog

  4. Did you read or see the movie, 'P.S. I Love You'? Sounds like it could be similar just by the couple small details. Yay for being a super nerd. I have a notebook by my bed to write notes or things I want to expand on while reading.

  5. I just downloaded it this afternoon. I've seen it around but though eh, I'll read something else. Decided to give it a go. :) I was feeling kind of lost as I just finished a great book two nights ago -- "Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman.


    1. Oooooh mistakes, yuck, lol. I want to delete the comment and re-comment but I won't.

      "Light Between Oceans" by ML Stedman, lol.

  6. Thanks for the great post on your blog, it really gives me an insight on this topic.

  7. I don't think I would have picked this up on my own, but as I tend to have similar reading tastes as you, I may just give it a go! Thanks! :)

  8. Ooooh...that book sounds wonderful!! I will definitely pick up this one!!


  9. I"ve read all the books by the same author- and have to say, I enjoyed this book but not nearly as much as I liked her previous books. This was seemded the most "generic" if that is even the right word. Don't get me wrong, it's a good read. But she does better w/her other novels :)

  10. Looking like a perfect book to become a better husband.Personal life always demands more dedication.

  11. I just finished a book and was wondering what to pick next. Done and done.

  12. I've seen this book a few times and considered buying it but kept putting it back down. I think next time I'll definitely have to grab it.

  13. I have a 6 week old baby and have been looking forward to getting some time in the hopefully near future to read again. I have just bought this online in preparation!

  14. I am half way through listening to the audio version. The person who reads this audio version is excellent. She has so much expression in her voice. This book has such a wide range of emotions in it. I am glad I decided to get this book

  15. I just add this book to my "to read"list.. I always enjoy trying new authors.

    Thanks for sharing

    x Nats