Whew. Summer has, officially, started as of Wednesday. The kids are out of school and, usually my daughter and I have our reading list all planned out. Days of ice cold lemonade and laying in the hammock with a good book are upon me. One book, in particular, is first on my list.
Wife 22, written by Melanie Gideon, kinda hits home for me as I’m transforming into a whole different person since starting a job outside the home. I’ve taken on a new role which, in turn, has made me question my life prior to this pivotal moment. Alice Buckle, in Wife 22, seems to be questioning her own life as a wife and mom, which has me intrigued to read more. Oh and did I mention I’m giving YOU guys the chance to win a copy along with a Visa gift card? I’m, seriously, in love with Summer Reading.
For fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself . . . and finding herself again . . . in the middle of her life.
When Alice Buckle, who has been married to William for nearly twenty years, receives a survey in her e-mail from the Netherfield Center for the Study of Marital Happiness, she is in the doldrums. She loves her husband but they’ve grown distant, she is bored with her job, and her adolescent children need her less now. And she has reached the age at which her mother died. So as she idly begins answering the questions, she finds herself baring her soul in an anonymous survey she never even intended to respond to. As she struggles, she realizes it has been years since anyone asked deep, serious questions of her, and really listened to her answers. Soon her entire life as she knows it is called into question.
I’m almost in tears and I haven’t even READ the book yet. Why? Well watch this and, after having my marriage fall and rise only to fall and rise again? This little preview kind of made me emotional:
I’m SO anxious to start reading this book and I want YOU guys to get a chance to check it out too. One lucky Momma Findings reader will win a Wife 22 Prize Pack that includes:
- A copy of Wife 22
- $25 Visa gift card
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