Jane Green’s new book, Another Piece of My Heart, comes out today! I love her books because they are always centered on women facing real issues. Her characters are so believable that you feel like you know someone just them. That’s truly the mark of a great author. Green addresses real life issues with honesty- that is why her books resonate with women.
This book centers on Andi who marries Ethan, a divorced dad with two daughters. As the daughters grow up, Andi has to deal with extraordinary parenting issues while Ethan wants to be the good parent and not be the tough Dad. The step daughters give Andi a crash course is parenting, that isn’t exactly a walk in the park!
The quote at the beginning of the book- “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” – Anon So true and so fitting for this book.
A few quotes from the book that meant something to me:
“She is happy, but more than happy, she is content.”
Of Cal, Andi thinks, “.. of him as her little magician, for there is no question that he has filled all their lives with magic.”
When Andi’s mother dies, her friend pours margaritas and says, “..sometimes in life, you just need some sugary shit.”
St. Marin’s Press provided a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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