Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lucknow by Annie Hall

Rosie has a young child, a wonderful husband and a nice home.  At least she did until he came home late one night and told her he was leaving her and the child and moving to another country with another woman.  She can't believe it.  But when she gets escorted out of his workplace by security guards he called, she knows it's true...

Threekookaburras and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.

When she calls her parents they tell her there's no room in the house for her, she'd have to live in the caravan behind it.  That's not doable with a small child.  Then her sister calls her and says she'll get her a rental house in the town she lives in.  It's a small town where her grandparent used to live.  She says yes because she has nowhere else to go and her absconding husband is selling the house.

As she settles into city life where everyone knows you and your business, she finds not everyone is kind.  Her sister is trying to run her life.  She has a good lady friend that she works with a couple of days a week.  She has met a man that fascinates her.  But her sister has other plans for her.

I spent part of this book wishing Rosie would stand up for herself.  She finds herself lying to her sister and the new boyfriend her sister has conjured up just so she can work in the shop with her friend.  Hugh was nobody I would have ever dated but he has a large house, lots of money and he wants to continue his bloodline.  He raises cattle and it appears he thinks she has a good bloodline and will make his future children good stock.  He's also very controlling.  That's not for me.

What Rosie finds out is that if you love somebody you have more protection and safety than having material things brings you.  She has a hard decision at the end, but she makes the right choice.  This was a good read.

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