I have always enjoy Jane Porter's books. Her newest book The Good Wife is the final book of the Brennan Sister trilogy. I really enjoyed the first two novels, so when I started reading The Good Wife I was ready to enjoy a good read. This wasn't a good read, nope it was fantastic!!! This one had so many ups and downs it was non-stop. I couldn't put it down! I really do recommend you start with first book because it has been a really enjoyable series!
The youngest sister, Sarah has always been of interest to me, so I was thrilled to find The Good Wife centers mainly on her. Sarah is married to the love of her life and professional baseball player, Boone. They've been married for ten years and have two fantastic kids. Sarah's life seems dreamy, except dealing with Boone's extramarital affair. Even though it's been three years it still always there, in the back of her mind...lurking, wondering, questioning. After tragic events in her family and a big move, Sarah begins to crumble.
Two new characters are introduced in the novel, Lauren and her sister Lisa. Lauren is dealing with a loss of a child, the loss of her life. I had a strong suspicion where things were headed. What a great twist Lauren was to the novel. I really enjoyed getting to know her and her family.
Sunday will be the one year anniversary of my father's death. My own mother died of breast cancer 12 years ago. The Good Wife in some ways was not the best book for me to read right now. Porter really deals with some serious, heavy, raw emotions in her newest novel. It really got me. I was in tears half the day (I read it in a day). The way she wrote The Brennan dad--man was that close to my dad after my mom passed away. Porter writes with an impressive understanding of grief. It is not just tears...
"Because love didn't die. Love didn't end. Love was there in the beginning, and love was there at death. Love was what tied them all together" (Porter 293).
I am a huge fan of Jane Porter and this is my favorite book she has written. I loved how we were able to catch back up with the other sisters, get to really know Sarah and she her deal with things she has been running from. There was truth in this novel. I'm sad to see the series end. I miss the sisters already, I'm not ready to leave them. I'm not just recommending The Good Wife, I am highly recommending the whole series!
My Reviews for The Brennan Sisters Novels:
The Good Woman by Jane Porter (Book 1)
The Good Daughter by Jane Porter (Book 2)
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