Review ~ Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I truly enjoyed this story; however, I must say that listening to Americans speak with Britishisms and a British accent really turned me off. The author, from England, has lived in America for quite some time, yet her story was filled with a ton of words that no Californian from the Bay area would ever use. Not to mention the author narrated and has a very strong English accent. It was irritating. Once I tuned all that out, I was able to enjoy the story, which was good and really realistic.
The blending of families is not always easy, and, although, this one was bad to the extreme, I could definitely see it happening. It was a great story of a family that goes through so many struggles, and one wonders if they will ever see happiness.
It’s long but worth the experience. For some love, hope, romance, troubled children, temper tantrums, manipulation, desperation, and self doubt read this.
From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet: a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood.
Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she’s finally found him. Ethan–divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia–is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives…and in their hearts.
ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.