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ARC Review: A Palm Beach Wife

Release Date: April 9, 2019

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Rating: šŸŒŸšŸŒŸ

Many thanks to NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for the ARC of in exchange honest review

Synopsis: In Palm Beach, image is everything and no one knows this more than Faith. Having moved to Palm Beach at a young age, Faith has built a life around becoming a perfect member of high society and the perfect wife and mother. But what happens when the life she built is suddenly flipped upside down? Will she do what is best for her family or what is best for her image?

Review: Here’s what I liked about this story: When you take away all the glitz and glamour, Faith is a strong woman. She survived plenty of heartbreak when she was quite young. She is the owner of a successful business. And even though she has an addict husband who makes the life she built a living hell throughout the plot, she walks with grace and with her head held high. She takes the punches as they come and instead of pointing blame or running away, Faith attempts to fix her issues. I also love how she is the protector of her family.

With all that said, the story itself was too much. There was too much glitz and glamour. There was too much name dropping. Most of the characters are quite shallow and/or hard to find personable. But most of that could probably be overlooked except for the fact that the ending falls so flat….so so flat. For Faith to go through and do everything to make life for her and her family great again…….for Faith to get that kind of ending, it feels as if she and the reader were robbed. There needs to be some type of epilogue or maybe just more to the ending than what was given.

Recommendation: I do not recommend this book. It has so much potential and ends up disappointing. Take that as you may…as always, it is up to you.

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