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.
So, again, this is a little different than the books I usually read as this is a collection of short stories. However, they were very good stories and lessons. As a woman, there are certain things that society pushes on us, marriage being one of them. The reasons why people get married or stay married are all their own. But through these stories I found that women have settled, ignored their intuition, addicted to marriage, or even relinquished their power in their marriages.
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This is a book that will do nothing less than touch your soul. As soon as you read the title you already have an idea of all the issues you’re going to read about and will be getting yourself prepared for an emotional journey.
The opening lines of this book is a super-powerful quote that will immediately have your mind racing and thoughts working over-time, but that’s not all, this book is filled with such quotes and painful but never truer words from beginning to end.
The book is divided into three parts. The Voiceless Wife, The Detached Wife and The Committed Wife, in which the true stories of 12 women are divided into, like the blurb says. This book deals with a lot of issues when it comes to marriage, from religion, love, cheating, adultery, devotion, commitment, children, parents, divorce, barrenness, funds etc.
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