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Cassie is a lonely housewife with a good husband, but a marriage that lacks passion. She finds love in the arms of a stranger working near her property named Paul. The intimate scenes are so tastefully done, there's just enough information to convey the passionate need these two forbidden lovers have for each other.
Eventually the hunger they have for one another turns into love. Even though the affair is wrong, I still found myself rooting for Cassie to be with Paul.
I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was going to be pretty predictable after reading the summary but.. Without giving anything away here I will say, I was wrong! After listening to a few short stories by John I find his writing style to be realistically true to life. So I should have known this book would be as unpredictable as life is. To me It had a Bridges Of Madison County feel which I loved.
I was so immersed in this book I found it hard to pause. The Ga setting really appealed to me because I live 30 minutes outside Atlanta. Not much has changed except the artist's at Little 5 have replaced their paint brushes with tattoo guns lol.
Now I have to talk about the narration... when you're from the south listening to a book that requires a southern accent, it's either hit or miss. I was pleasantly pleased that Susan didn't do the extreme country bumpkin voice or a over the top impression of Scarlet O'Hara to portray the southern accents. Because the narration was done so well, I'll be forgiving about her mispronouncing Valdosta and Albany.
I was given this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I recommend spending a credit on this one, but only if you have a box of Kleenex handy while listening.
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My heart. Bittersweet, melancholy, and upsetting, this book asks a lot of us emotionally. Paul and Cassie are a couple who never should have been. Getting what someone thinks they want doesn't always turn out like they might hope. I had a lot of feelings about this book, and such a sense of dread because I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I highly recommend giving this story a listen. I was so mad in the end, but I don't know if that would be everyone's reaction. There is a lovely way to think about the framing, but right now I'm writing this upset. The writing and plot are excellent, as is the narration. I'm still honored to have been able to listen, and this is my voluntary review of a copy gifted by the author.
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