Monday, July 6, 2015
Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers
This is the story of a family - Ben, Maddy and their three children: Emma, Gracie and Ethan ( I think). Maddy is a social worker and Ben is a lawyer and this book is about the things that can and do go wrong and also the things that make them right.
Randy Susan Meyers does a fantastic job with storytelling in this book. She switches the book between the main characters of Ben, Maddy and their oldest daughter, Emma. Ben is your typical, self- absorbed idiot. Nothing is more important than what he is doing and what he has going on. His family takes a back seat to his self importance, until, one day, he has an accident of marriage.
This story is about how families struggle and how they come together. I don't want to give away what happens, but this one is well worth the read. Emma was my favorite character. I could see parts of my own teenage daughter through her angst. I could relate to how all the characters, even the initially unlikable Ben, felt.
My mother recommended this book to me and she never steers me wrong. I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars, and now I'm off looking for my next read. What are you reading??