My Husband Next Door Opening Line: The first time I knew I was in any sort of trouble was this time last year, when I ran out of church, disastrous flowers in my hands, straight into Ludo.
This is a love story, of a husband and a wife, their lovers and what it takes to make a marriage work. Ella and Sebastian need to work their way through the tumbled arrangement of their marriage, and how love is defined. Intertwined with their love affair is the trials and tribulations of Ella’s parents’ marriage, her sister’s relationship and the odd people who find themselves being a part of Ella’s life.
I normally do not stop reading a book half way through, but with this book I did. We went overseas when I was mid way through this book and when we came back, I was mid way through another book. I only read a chapter a night so it should have taken me less than a month to read. The nice thing was I picked up this book after a 3 week break and immediately fell back into it. Catherine Alliott writes well and the rhythm of this book is fantastic. It is an easy read and I will look out for more of her books.
First published in the Penguin Group in 2013
ISBN number 978-0-141-04780-5
Paperback – 470 pages
Disclaimer: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
What I blogged:
- one year ago – Chilli Cheese Maize Bread
- two years ago – Ostrich Fillets With Clemengold Juice
- three years ago – Cranberry and Cointreau Ice Cream
I am on leave until the 6th of January and will reply to blog comments then.