Love But Not Romance
"I think you love Brad, but maybe you just don't know why. For the longest time, you haven't had to know why, but now you do."
After twenty-two years of marriage, Brad wants out. Jane is completely blindsided. What happened? Jane has no answers and plenty of people willing to add their opinion - her sister, her mother, her co-workers, her best friend. As she examines the past twenty-two years of marriage, perhaps there is more there than she remembers at first. Meanwhile, an ancient ring shows up at her shop with an engraving with her name on it. Who could it have belonged to and how did it end up hidden in an old prayer book in someone's attic and not buried on the finger of the woman who owned it?
My Opinion: To be honest, when I first started reading it, I liked it. Then in the middle I hated it. By the end - I liked it again. Needless to say, this is a book that is very different than what I normally read/review. The book was extremely well written. I would get so caught up in the stories that when it switched story-lines, I'd always be upset because I wanted to see what happened next. Both stories were good. Lady Jane's was enthralling, especially since I'm a little rusty on my history and couldn't quite remember the historical account. Modern Jane's story was one that in the end I found that I liked. I had thought it was going to turn into a feminine rights books about how a woman doesn't need a man, but that wasn't the turn it took at all. The messages about love and marriage were actually quite good, even if it wasn't a romantic book. Even though it was hard for me to read at times (the characters in the future were a bit annoying at times) I'd recommend the book.
I received a free copy of this book for review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion is 100% my own.