Published: September 27th 2016
Ordered from: Amazon
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In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients’ life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband’s crimes. She is left with nothing.
Only one friend stands by her, a friend she’s known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn’t easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she’d rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan.
Riley and Emma were like sisters—until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can’t escape her husband’s reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she’d ever ask for help—her former best friend. It’s an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they’ve made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other—and themselves—can each of them find the life she wants.
I am not sure what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. Almost as soon as I started reading this story drew me in and wouldn’t let me put it down for a second. That hardly ever happens now a days and I am thrilled that this one did!
The Life She Wants surprised me because of how much I enjoyed it. From beginning to end this is a well written and well paced story. You can very easily connect to the characters and the situations they find themselves in. You just feel for Emma and you want to cheer her on as she moves forward in her life. Riley has also overcome so much and it looks like her life is finally on track and where it should be. The ending is quite perfect and it put me in a good mood for the rest of the day.
I haven’t read a lot of Ms. Carr’s books but this one has me adding her to my must read list! This is one book that I would happily read over and over again. I highly recommend you read this book. You will be so happy that you did!
*I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I was not paid for this post and all opinions and experiences are my own.
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