The Good Woman

The Good Woman

Book - 2012
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Is it possible to leave it all behind?

The firstborn of a large Irish-American family, Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being "the good woman" have taken a toll and though her winery career thrives, Meg feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, ruggedly handsome vintner, Chad Hallahan. It's here, alone together in an exotic city, far from "real" life, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg.

Overwhelmed, flattered, and desperately confused, Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she's ever made, especially that of her marriage. For Meg, something's got to give, and for once in her life she flees her responsibilities--but with consequences as reckless and irreversible as they are liberating. Now she must decide whether being the person everyone needs is worth losing the woman she was meant to be.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780425253007
Characteristics: x, 357 p. ; 21 cm.

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Chapel_Hill_SusanM
Nov 17, 2015

A novel about adultery that doesn't crucify the cheater, sort of like if Anna Karenina had avoided the train tracks. Instead, it's a nuanced story of a struggling woman who thinks she sees a solution with another man, but when she realizes her mistake, she fights for her family. Plus, the relationship between the sisters and the dynamics of a big family add appeal, and sequels.

RobinBartley Dec 01, 2013

This author is so relevant. Loved this book and read it in three days. Couldn't put it down. Quick, entertaining read. Found out there is another book about the same family and have already requested it!

rmwebb Oct 20, 2012

Different story line was what I was looking for. I enjoyed it, not sure if I will continue the series though. The series looks like it focuses on each sister. Overall a good read!

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