Even though U.S.G.I.R.L.S. typically takes a summer break from reading, reviewing, and discussing books, they held a special meeting in early June to discuss The Unhappy Wife! I'm super grateful for this first formal discussion of the book and looking forward to more.
Read more about the meeting here.
This review comes from Canada!
I’ve been following Dr. Garland’s blog for a very long time and from the quality of her content and the perspectives she offers on her blog, I knew that her book, “The Unhappy Wife“, would be a worthwhile read.
I was not disappointed.
To be honest, I read Dr. Garland’s book twice – the first time on my long flight to Hawaii and then a second time while lounging by the resort pool. I was totally engaged on both reads.
The stories presented by Dr. Garland provide truth-based experiences through the voices of a number of diverse women – experiences that are deep, thought-provoking and make you think about your own (past) relationships.
As you all know, I’m not the best at book reviews, but I had to do it for my fellow blogging sister, Dr. Garland. She is beautiful, intelligent, honest and inspiring. When reading her posts, I often come away with a handful of golden nuggets and a new perspective, so supporting her new book was kind of a no brainer. Although I’m not married, engaged and never have been, Katherin promised that I’d gain something from The Unhappy Wife. And I did. Absolutely.
I read The Unhappy Wife in one sitting. It’s a page turner, one wife’s tale being a nail biting thriller. You’ll enjoy it too if you, like me, like to learn about relationships [with a little side of drama]. I found myself laughing, clutching my pearls and shaking my head, thinking this cannot be real life. But with my mother being a longtime fan of shows like Snapped, Forensic Files, Judge Mathis and Dateline, I know these kinds of relationships are not uncommon.
My first book review EVER! To be quite honest I don’t read many books at all. I’m more into reading blogs more so than picking up a book. But this book has me some type of way! It’s hard for one book to keep my attention span occupied. That’s why you should be extremely shocked that I’m writing this review!
This book was written by a dear friend of mine, Dr. K E Garland. Before I ever read this book she intrigued me with her blog. She always posts about real moments, truth. There’s an honesty about her that captivates me with her writing. As I’ve said before, she touches your soul in this book and even in her blog.
Don’t let the name of the book scare you. When my book first arrived my husband got it out of the mail box and opened it up and his response was “Um, are you trying to tell me something?” I think I snorted with laughter when he asked me that. Let me tell you, this isn’t just for women, a lot of men can take something very meaningful from this book. My husband even read it and enjoyed it.