In the aftermath of a tragedy, Elizabeth "finds herself questioning her life-her choices, her marriage, and her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that will shock her husband, friends, and daughters, she chooses to let go of the woman she had become - and reach out for the woman she wants to be."
A page turner especially for anyone who has wondered what happened to the person they were or the one they thought they'd be. It's for anyone who every thought the grass is a little greener on the other side of the fence...or down the road not taken. I loved it!
I reallly like this book, but the story is fairly depressing throughout the entire book. The characters are richly drawn and the story is very compelling. I would recommend--just make sure you're in an upbeat mood when you read it!
I liked this book well enough to read it to the end. It deals with family relationships - a man, a woman and their 2 daughters. The husband and wife get very caught up with living and find out later they have drifted apart. The story is about how they find themselves and what really is the most important to them.
Well this book is questionable for me. I did read it all which is saying something. I am one who will put it down if a book does not keep my interest. As a Mom of teenagers, you always worry about "what will my life become when they are gone" I hope it does not do any of this. That is why I think I did not like it. On the other hand I did like how she decided to stand onher own and learn to be her own person. That is what I did like about it. I also like the relationship that delelpoed between her and her step mother. It is a good weekend read. I read it in about 2 days.
Didn't really care for this book. It was long and depressing, I felt like the author drug things out way too long. Also, I didn't like all the foul language in this book- that really doesn't add anything to the story and it was just trashy. Won't recommend this book to any friends and will not read again.
Elizabeth "Birdie" Shore finds herself firmly ensconced in middle age and just going through the motions of marriage with Jackson, her husband of 24 years.
She has always put her husband's needs and career first, moving constantly while raising their two daughters, but now that the children are in college, she feels herself slowly drifting away just as Jackson's career is finally on the upswing. A star football player who lost his way after being injured and developing an addiction to pain killers, Jackson is having a comeback in the world of sports television, but that means they have to leave Birdie's dream house in Oregon and move to New York City. As usual, she just follows her husband, but when her father dies unexpectedly, Birdie decides to separate from Jackson and go back to Oregon to find herself and her former dream of being a painter.
Isolated in her beach house, Birdie tries to rekindle the passion she had for her art, which reminds her of the passion she felt for her husband. Jackson, however, is busy indulging in the lifestyle he always thought he missed by marrying too young -- he's famous and surrounded by beautiful young women.
This insightful look into the dynamics of marriage will resonate with readers, and mark Hannah as a strong voice in women's fiction.
This is an excellent book about a woman decided there was more in life for her and it was high time she thought of herself..as soon as she figures out what that someting she wants is and she DOES figure out what she wants...it held my interest to the end.
I am a Kristin Hannah fan,and love everything she writes. So much so, that a few chapters into this book, I realized I had read it already, but enjoyed it all over again! I love stories about families and relationships.This one was interesting, in that we watched the main character, Elizabeth, finally become her own person after living in here husband's shadow for their whole married life.
Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young,raised two daughters,and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look perfect.But after the girls leave home,Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job,Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down. In the aftermath,she finds herself questioning herlife-her choices, her marriage,and her long-forgotten dream.In a daring move that will shock her husband,friends and daughters,she chooses to let go of the woman she has become-and reach out for the woman she wants to be.
Elizabeth and Jackson Shore raised two daughters and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. After the girls leave home, they drift apart. Tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down, causing her to question her choices, her marriage and her long forgotten dreams.
Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young,raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look perfect. But after the girls leave home,Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeths world upside down. In the aftermath, she finds herself questioning life-her choices,her marriage,and her long forgotten dreams. In a daring move tht will shock her husband,friends and daughters, she chooses to let go of the women she has become--and reach out for the woman she wants to be.