Pretty Reading: Second Honeymoon by Joanne Trollope

Second_honeymoon_coverI remember when I saw the cover of Second Honeymoon it made me want to pick it up.  It’s amazing how powerful a cover can be.  I finished this book awhile ago, but I’m just writing my review.  A short premise for the book is what happens when all the children leave their mother’s house and the mother is left to feel as though her life no longer exists.  It’s evident that the husband, Russell is eager to have his wife Edie back after years of raising children, but Edie does not have those feelings.  She wants the house to be full again with her kids.  I don’t have kids, but I do believe that this happens to most parents.  As with all great plans, once Edie is given a full house she realizes that having a full house is not exactly how she envisioned it would be.  Joanne Trollope does a wonderful job of giving all the characters a unique and interesting voice and maintaining a cohesive story line.  In the end, Edie realized that letting go does not take away her ability to mother, it enriches her ability to love.  Thank you all for reading with me.

The next selection is No Woman No Cry:  My Life with Bob Marley by Rita Marley.  It will be interesting to hear Rita’s account of life with the famous musician.

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  1. I have to pick this book up. I’m 45 and my oldest son just left for college and my youngest son leaves next year. It has been a major adjustment in my life and I am dreading next year. No wonder my skin has been acting up!

  2. Audierose says:

    I like Julia, loved the cover because it reminded me of sitting in my mother’s dining room polishing all of the “good” silver that we were only allowed to use on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Anyway, I loved the book. I thought the characters and their situations were believable. Especially, the relationship between the older brother and his girlfriend. In this day and age, I think a lot of successful women can relate to the hardships within a relationship when the woman makes more than the man, and the subsequent strain it might put on their relationship. My only problem with the book was that I didn’t really care for the ending. I felt that it just ended without providing me closure. ;0)

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