It is time for our happy dance! Let’s grab our books and share those excerpts. Mine today is an ARC from Amazon Vine: The Wednesday Group, by Sylvia True.
The wind howls, then quiets to a gray whisper. Lizzy pauses in front of the bedroom door holding a bottle of wine and two goblets. Her casual nightshirt shows off her long legs. If this marriage is going to survive, they need to reconnect.
She opens the door and stands at the foot of the bed. Though fifty-two, Greg could still pass for thirty-five. He has a full head of dirty blond hair, a boyish grin, and healthy skin, no age spots, no circles under his brown eyes.
“Thought you might want some wine,” she says.
“What kind?” He sits up a little.
Although she senses his hesitation, she manages to smile and begins to pour.
“That’s enough.” He holds out his hand.
There’s still plenty of time. He’s always been a slow starter, although she’d thought that would change after he confessed.
Teaser: She curls under the eiderdown. The room smells like stale wine. The beginnings of a migraine nag at her temple. (p.4).
Amazon Description: Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone… Gail, a prominent Boston judge, keeps receiving letters from her husband’s latest girlfriend, while her husband, a theology professor, claims he’s nine-months sober from sex with grad students. Hannah, a homemaker, catches her husband having sex with a male prostitute in a public restroom. Bridget, a psychiatric nurse at a state hospital, is sure she has a loving, doting spouse, until she learns that he is addicted to chat rooms and match-making websites. Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her. Flavia was working at the Boston Public library when someone brought her an article that stated her husband had been arrested for groping a teenage girl on the subway. He must face court, and Flavia must decide if she wants to stay with him. Finally, Kathryn, the young psychologist running the group, has as much at stake as all of the others.
As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands’ addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal and uncertain future head-on.
What are your thoughts? Does this one grab you?