Disclosure: Patricia received the audiobook Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green for the purpose of review.
Andy meets Ethan, falls in love and marries him. All she has ever wanted was a baby and a family of her own. As it turns out, she cannot get pregnant. Ethan came to the marriage with two daughters and for him adoption is out of the question. Andy, heartbroken, must come to terms with this. The older daughter Emily is nothing but trouble and Andy’s relationship with her is terrible at best. Lots of bad stuff happens…
Flip to part two which is mostly about Emily.
The author gives you the perspective from both sides. Emily constantly struggles with self-esteem issues and her connection with both her real mother and father and her turbulent relationship with Andy. Anyone who has gone through these dilemmas can probably relate.
This book is an easy read and I found the deeper I got in the more I liked it. There was a fair bit of whining from both the women but I guess I would probably do the same thing if my life were as complicated (not in a good way) as theirs. A tad long for what it was I still enjoyed it over the whole. I would guess that any woman who has ever struggled with these issues would probably feel compassion for all the characters.
I enjoyed having the actual author Jane Green read this. She read it with passion and during emotional scenes you know this is really how she meant it to sound. It was worth a “listen”.