I was trying to read a chapter of this before bed every night, I couldn't put it down!! This was wicked, lovely twists and turns- I had to put my hand over the bottom of a few pages to stop my eyes veering down to see what happened. I am getting ahead of myself.
Here is the blurb:
The Evergreen sisters are united in envy of each other's love life. Martha and Michael have the perfect home, perfect family and the perfect life until one day, he leaves her. Eliza and Greg rent a one-bedroom flat where they make music and lots of love. Until one day, she leaves him.
Now the Evergreen sisters are united by separation and suddenly they are free to pursue the relationships and life styles they think they always wanted.
Eliza wants the ideal husband and fast. Sensible discourse and dinner parties with a man who doesn't buy groceries at the garage. Martha wants fun and lots of it. Great sex and high excitement courtesy of Jack-the-unpredictable-lad.
So, when both women find exactly what they're looking for, everybody's happy...aren't they? Or does chasing the perfect love only get more complicated when you're wearing another woman's shoes?
I have read a couple of Adele Parks books before- and they have been hot and cold for me- she has a style which I understand. It is a quintessentially British narrative and she has a lot of modern references whether it be geographical (most books set in London) or simple culture. I like to read about things/places that I am familiar with- it makes the story a little more real.
I was really rooting for Martha in this book- and at other times I wanted to slap her. It would be a really good book for a book club as the characters are both deep and shallow at the same time. I suppose it causes you to question what you would do in a given situation if you were put in it. I don't want to give too much away- but it would cause a very heated debate amongst me and my girls! I am sure of that.
This was definately the best book of hers I have read to date. I would thoroughly recommend it.
Don't take my word for it, Judge for yourself!