#BookReview: The Wednesday Group by Sylvia True

Reviewer: Samantha

the wednesday groupI received a review copy

Summary:

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 Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her.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.
From author Sylvia True comes The Wednesday Group, a captivating, moving novel about friendship, marriage, and the bonds that connect us all.

Review:

Ooh, this one was a doozy. It caught my attention right away, mostly because I could tell the story was focused on the women and how they formed a friendship over a unique bond. It was interesting to start, seeing as how these women didn’t particularly want to be friends with another. They were all in this group because they were married to sex addicts, and many of them were embarrassed to talk about their issues. But over time, it was clear to see how they became friends and how they truly ended up caring for one another and their well-being. The ending proved that. I found this entire novel quite fascinating. Each women’s story is different, of course, and each wife had a different reason for not leaving their husbands. This one will make you think, and make you talk. Two of my favorite qualities in a novel

4 stars

 

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