Saturday, 21 March 2015
The Torn Up Marraige by Caroline Roberts
Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Impulse I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review...........
Meet Michael & Kate who have been married for many years and have 2 young daughters, Charlotte and Emily. They thought they had a stable and happy marraige until Kate accidentally hears a phone call that will change things forever, Michael has been having an affair. When Kate confronts him about this, he doesn't deny it but in fact admits that he's fallen in love with this other woman and has decided that he wants to have a life with her, so he moves out of the family home. This book deals with the aftermath of Michael leaving his wife and children and how their lives all change to adapt to this, amongst a few other things thrown into the mix.
I really liked and enjoyed this book, it is tragic and upsetting for all involved as it follows all their lives, from Kate, to the children, to Michael and their respective families. This story had it all a little bit of humor, love, family, protectiveness to more sensitive and hard-hitting issues - I found I had shed a few tears along the way so grab this book, curl up on the couch and prepare to have a few lump in your throat moments too.
This is Caroline Roberts debut novel and I look forward to reading more work from her. This is available on Kindle.