Sunday, 23 October 2016

Book Review:  The Other Wives Club - Shari Low

I've had such a busy week! How about you?
Luckily, this book was such a great way to unwind at the end of a jam-packed day.
I've read one of Shari Low's other novels (you can read my review for it here), and was given this digital ARC to review before it is released next month.

The Other Wives Club by Shari Low is a title you should be jotting down to buy for yourself, a sister, a girlfriend - or basically anyone who enjoys a book that has a lot of humour and a great storyline with a few twists!

Drew Gold is a newspaper editor and workaholic who is currently married to Tess Gold.
Tess is 28 years old and works in marketing. She often eats dinner alone, or with her best friend Cameron as Drew is always cancelling plans. 
He plans a trip on a cruise around the Mediterranean to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday.
But it's not just for him and Tess - he also asks his two ex-wives along! 

Mona Gold is a fashion editor, 37 years old, and is now remarried to a man named Piers, and has a step-son. She reminded me so much of Samantha from Sex And The City. Her taste for fashion, and her love of men knows no bounds!

Sarah Gold was Drew's first wife; they divorced 14 years ago. Together they have a couple of grown children. Sarah loves country music and baking cakes, and has become quite a homebody since being single.

So when they all get together for the trip of a lifetime (with children, step-children, and grandchildren thrown into the mix!), it's certainly entertaining to say the least!!

I really enjoyed this book. Yes, there are a lot of characters, and it was a little tricky to envision each one in my mind initially, but by the end of the book, the story came together very well, and I liked the few twists thrown in.
The locations of the cruise stops along the way were portrayed beautifully, and with a great amount of detail, as were the descriptions of the cruiseliner itself.

There are a lot of funny moments, and it is a really cleverly written story that I know many will enjoy.
It's just over a couple of hundred pages long, so it is quite a quick read, but having said that, there is a lot packed into it!
If you do read it once it's released, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

And there's still time to enter my children's book giveaway here

Disclosure: I was given an ARC through Aria publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way


  1. Thanks for sharing... it sounds like an interesting (and kinda complicated!) read!

  2. Sounds good! Love that it's set on a Cruise ship, even if there are a ton of characters to keep track of!

  3. I like the sound of a book that can be read in a weekend. It seems to take me forever to get through more lengthy reads. By the way, have you read any of Jane Fallon's books? I love, love them.

  4. Oh what a tangled web we weave. I wonder if my brain could cope with all the characters? Sounds like a fun read though!

  5. I would find it hard to keep up I think but it sounds like a fun read! Thanks for linking up for Life This Week. Denyse xx

  6. Another one for me to order from my library. Thanks for the tip!

  7. This sounds like my kinda book! Thanks...


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