Young Wives Tales – Adele Parks

24 Aug

Synopsis – Lucy stole Rose’s ‘happily ever after’ because she wanted Rose’s husband, Peter. But as Peter’s interest diminishes and Lucy’s domestic responsibilities increase, Lucy wonders if the ‘happily ever after’ is all a big con. Rose is now a devoted single mum but her twin boys seem to need her less and less and without them she wonders what she amounts to. They both envy Connie, who is happily married and effortlessly balancing two kids with a fulfilling career until, that is, a dangerous old flame flickers back into view at the school gates and threatens her marriage …All three women need more than blind belief to negotiate their way through modern life. Things can only get better …or worse. Or better?

My Thoughts – Well, what a surprising book! I thought that i wouldnt enjoy this one, having read some very simular stories this year, but i couldnt have been more wrong! For a change, the charaters were realistic, they had very normal lives with very ‘lifelike’ qualities, it wasnt as though they were too perfect. Also, the plot was very good! I thought that the plot was going to be predicable, but it was the case that every time i thought i new where the plot was going, it turned the other way. This book could have been real life, as it was just written so well. The only small thing that annoyed me was that this is a follow up book, and this was only mentioned on the last page. It worked well as a stand alone book, it was just me being me and having to read books in the right order that fuelled my annoyance! I have another adele parks on my tbr pile and cant wait to get round to this!

Rating – 4/5


2 Responses to “Young Wives Tales – Adele Parks”

  1. Adele Parks August 25, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Many thanks for the fab review, and for spreading the word, you are a star! Glad to see that you enjoyed the book and that it kept surprising you.

    If you want to keep in touch with what I’m up to then feel free to follow me on twitter (@adeleparks), facebook (OfficialAdeleParks) or sign up for my newsletters at

    Happy reading


    • shelovestoread August 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

      I really loved this book, so true to real life, will definitaly be reading more!

      I’m now following you on Twitter and have signed up for your newsletters too 😀

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