Book Review | My Wife’s Affair
Title: My Wife’s Affair
Author: Nancy Woodruff
Peter Martin, his wife Georgie, and their 3 children move to London after Peter accepts a new job. Georgie finds happiness working in the theatre again, performing in a one-woman show that is based on the life of famous 18th century actress Dora Jordan, who was also the mistress of a man who became the King of England.
Gerogie jeopardizes her marriage when she begins a passionate affair with the playwright, Piers. Consumed by jealousy, Peter has a hard time forgiving Georgie. If Georgie gives up her stage career, will their marriage and family stay together?
My Wife’s Affair by Nancy Woodruff has been on my radar since it was in hardcover, and when the paperback release came out, I jumped at the opportunity to review it. As I started reading, my excitement for it diminished. My Wife’s Affair is narrated by Peter Martin, who so intimately knows all the details of Georgie’s affair. I felt that he was all wrong for telling the story, and that I actually wanted to hear it from Georgie’s own lips.
Peter’s narrative is alternated with the script of the one-woman play; I didn’t really see enough of a connection between Georgie and Dora, but it could mostly be because I am not at all familiar with Dora Jensen. They both are conflicted between their careers and their love for their children, but Georgie lacked the emotion that that came out in Dora’s pages.
Aside from not being able to care about any of the characters (with the exception of the children), I liked the idea for the story, although even that took a twisted turn for the worst in the last few chapters. My Wife’s Affair didn’t resonate with me, but plenty of other readers have enjoyed it. If you think it sounds enjoyable, read a sample of it online before committing to a purchase.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*