MBA&M PROUDLY SPOTLIGHTS……
POLLY WILLIAMS~~~ “AFTERWIFE”
I work in a messy loft in a house in north-west London, boiling in summer, freezing in winter. It’s never quiet unless the eldest children are at school. I often write to the sound of the Peppa Pig theme tune, not through any choice of my own. I am surrounded by books that I cannot bear to ‘pass on’. And bags of clothes that my chlidren have grown out of (ditto). I am an enthusiastic not wholly successful cook who nonetheless makes a mean rhubarb and ginger crumble. I get distracted by Twitter and rightmove.com. I love a mink varnished toe nail. A morning at an art gallery. Cornwall. New York. Port Meadow, Oxford. Online clothes shopping. Really heavy red wine. Marcona almonds. The smell of wood smoke. A scuffed chunky brown boot. A silver heel. A boogie in a field. Poetry, mostly modern. Not necessarily in that order.
- Reading level: Ages 18 and up
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (December 31, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425259439
- ISBN-13: 978-0425259436
Book Description(From Amazon)
Sophie’s darling, gorgeous husband Ollie is heartbroken, trying to father their young son while working out how to use the washing machine. Furthermore, he’s absolutely clueless about his new status as most eligible bachelor in the neighborhood. Sophie is determined to help her husband find love again, with the right sort of woman, of course.
Luckily, she’s not the only one looking out for Ollie. Her best friend Jenny is ignoring her own pain by helping him navigate the murky waters of widower-hood. But as she grows closer to Sophie’s husband, Jenny unearths secrets that make her question how well she knew her friend, and where the line between loyalty and love ends…
BARNES AND NOBLES:
AFTERWIFE by Polly Williams is an interesting British contemporary women’s fiction. It is the sometimes, laugh out loud story of Sophie Brady,who is funny,devoted to the people in her life,beautiful,who just so happens to be dead following a tragic accident. And her heartbroken husband,Ollie,and her best friend,Jenny. When secrets surface concerning Sophie,Jenny,questions,do we really know the people we love after all? A funny,bittersweet story full of insight,second chances,loyalty,widowhood,raising a child after losing a parent,and love. A poignant story of love, loss,grief and loving again after a tragedy. The writer draws the reader into this story with her engaging characters, interesting and intriguing plot. Can the dead really communicate with the living? You have to read “Afterwife” to find out Ms. Williams take on this matter. A funny yet bittersweet,and heartwarming story of death,life,loss and love. An engaging story from beginning to end. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Berkley,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING: Hot: Detailed sex scenes,profanity or graphic violence
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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