Hard decisions and dreadful consequences
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for The Wife’s Choice by Emma Davies.
The Wife’s Choice is a story of hard decisions and their dreadful consequences. It was my first book by this author, but it won’t be my last.
Title: The Wife’s Choice by Emma Davies.
Publisher: Bookouture (August 4, 2020)
Print Lenght: 278 pages
Tell your most devastating secret, or risk losing your only daughter…
Then: Twenty years ago, Alys’ husband, Sam, was in a terrible car accident that left him fighting for his life. His recovery was slow and painful and, just at the point when Alys began to hope, he sent her away, refusing to see her ever again for reasons she could never understand.
Now: Married again and living in a new town with a new family, Alys feels like she’s sleepwalking through life. She’s just lost her job, her grown-up daughter is flying the nest, and her new husband doesn’t see – or even seem to care about – the downward spiral she is in.
But a chance encounter changes everything. As the life she could have had crashes into the one she settled for, Alys must decide whether or not to reveal the lie she’s been telling everyone all these years. Will it tear apart the ones she loves, or could it set them free?
An emotional, page-turning family drama about the difficult choices and sacrifices we make to protect the ones we love. Perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse, Kerry Fisher and Jodi Picoult.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Alys Robinson was forty-eight years old and lived a lukewarm life with her husband and daughter.
She went every day to her meaningless job and came back home feeling lonely and senile.
Her only source of happiness was her daughter Esme. Recently graduated, Esme was starting her career as a chef assistant. Alys wished her daughter all the professional success she once thought she would achieve herself.
There was a time in which happiness was within Alys’ reach, but a terrible accident took from her all hope. It had been more than twenty years, but Alys still caught herself talking to Sam like he was there.
The Wife’s Choice is very cleverly written. I loved Alys’ one-sided conversations with Sam, how well her emotions and frustrations were translated into the pages.
The side characters are well-rounded and intriguing, with a few surprises in stock.
There is the right amount of mystery, angst, and repressed love, all wrapped up in family issues and impossible choices.
Overall a great read! I recommend it!
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
After a varied career Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three, and is working on the rest.
Today she’s a finance manager and looks at numbers a lot of the time, so at night she likes to throw them away and play with words, practicing putting them together into sentences. Pop over to her website http://www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car.