Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Review: A Palm Beach Wife by Susannah Marren

Amid the glamour and galas and parties of Palm Beach, Faith knows that image often counts as much if not more than reality. She glides effortlessly among the highest of the high society so perfectly that you would never suspect she wasn’t born to this. But it wasn’t always so; though she hides it well, Faith has fought hard for the wonderful life she has, for her loving, successful husband, for her daughter’s future.

In this town of secrets and gossip and rumors, Faith has kept a desperate grip on everything she holds so dear, built from so little. And yet even she―the only one who knows just how far she has to fall―never suspects from which direction, or how many directions all at once, betrayal will come.

My Review:

This book was like a private peek into the lives of the influential society women of Palm Beach.  The lifestyle, the fashion, the friends, charity and social events that must be attended, all of the things the women do in order to stay within the circle of important people.  But when one falls from grace, the gossip and rumors start almost instantly and they are enough to break a person.   I was impressed with how strong Faith remained when her life took a turn for the worse.  She put her family and business first and did what she had to so they could survive.  And, she stood by her husband through all of the mistakes he made.    

This book hooked me right away.  I have always been fascinated by the rich and famous and how they live their lives.  The author did a fantastic job outlining the story and not missing any details, whether it was the people or the town of Palm Beach.  It felt very true to life.  But, I was a bit let down with the ending.  I was ready to turn the page thinking there was another chapter, but there was nothing.  It just ended like a cliff hanger.  Please say this story will continue in another book.  

Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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