Friday, October 23, 2009

~Book Review - The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie~

Synopsis from

From Publishers Weekly
Brodie weaves an engaging tale of grief and loss in her What if? debut. When Sarah McConnell's husband of 17 years dies in a kayaking incident, she is left widowed and childless at the age of 39. But David's body is never recovered, and after three months of seeing glimpses of her husband at the grocery store and her home, Sarah wonders whether she really is a widow. On Halloween night, David shows up at her front door and offers a plausible explanation for his absence, and Sarah is, understandably, relieved yet also distraught—since she's the only person who has seen him, is he real? Or is she going crazy? Brodie expertly walks the line between reality and fantasy, life and death, heartache and love, leaving readers hoping for the best and prepared for the worst—without ever really knowing the truth—until the final five pages. (June)
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My Thoughts:

s was a fantastic read that kept me engrossed the whole time I was reading it.

Laura Brodie did a fabulous job with the story and the characters. You are drawn in to the story from the very beginning, and are not sure what is fantasy and what is reality. I was kept on the edge of my seat every time that Sarah thought that she saw her husband somewhere....was it really him? Was it his ghost?
I hated to put this book down - I wanted to stay home from work to finish it. When a book is that good, you know that the author has accomplished what they originally set out to do....captivate their audience. I want to read more by Laura Brodie!

Four 1/2 Stars

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425227650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425227657

For more information about the author, please visit her website at


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

excellent, excellent. i plan to read this one in Nov. everyone has seemed to enjoy it. great review.

Anonymous said...

I got so excited when I saw that you reviewed this. I have been dying to read this book for soo long now but it's never in stock when I go to the bookstore. Glad to know you enjoyed it! :D

Serena said...

I really enjoyed this book as well. It was so engrossing.

Blodeuedd said...

nice review Missy.
Sounds great, you got me interested :)

Unknown said...

When you hate putting the book down that's the best feeling in the world isn't it? Or should I say, returning to reading that book.

Jo-Jo said...

Wow! This sounds like a great book and now I need to add this to my list. I love books that have a touch of the unexplainable.

Anna said...

I just finished this one today, and I liked it a lot, too.

Diary of an Eccentric

Lisa said...

This is the first review I've seen on this one. Think it's going to have to go on the tbr list.

Thoughts of Joy said...

You made this sound very intriguing!


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