Book Review | The Good Woman
Author: Jane Porter
Wow. I don’t even know where to begin. This book was amazing. Porter has created a fictional family that feels real from the first page. It was a pleasure to read about the Brennan sisters and the struggles they each face. The main focus was with the character Meg, but the reader also gets to know the rest of the family through the alternating points of view, which I loved. I still don’t know how Porter manages to switch from one character to another so seamlessly. I’d be in Meg’s head as she enters a room with her sister Kit, then they interact, and when it was over I was leaving in Kit’s head. It’s masterfully done and really helps the reader care about each and every character.
And Meg. I loved this character. Even though I wouldn’t make the same choices that she did, I completely understood where she was coming from. And this is from someone who never thought I would ever understand why a woman would want to cheat. Her pain is very real and my heart broke for her, particularly when her world starts crumbling around her. Communication is such an important thing and not just between a husband and wife. Every relationship could benefit from a little honest communication and Meg finds that out the hard way.
I was driven to finish the book faster so I could know if things ended up working out okay. I can’t say whether or not it did, but I can say that I am very pleased that there is another book coming out so I can continue my fascination with the Brennan sisters. In fact, there is a sample of the next book at the end of The Good Woman and I immediately read it, disappointed that it wasn’t nearly as long as I would have liked. Now I have to wait until February to connect with the Brennan family again.
*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.*