The Life She Wants is a slight variance from Robyn Carr's normal small town romance stories. It's a fabulous story though written in that lovely familiar voice that we Robyn Carr fans love so much.
Emma Shay Compton is a lovely lady that has been through a horrible nightmare. Her husband only wanted one thing. The perfect trophy wife to be on his arm when wanted and to show he was the doting husband when it was useful for him. He kept Emma in the dark about a lot of things and then took her into a whirl wind nightmare of court dates, accusations, and haters. Then he took the easy way out for himself and left her all lone to deal with the mess. As you might be able to tell I quickly found a bond with Emma. I found myself cheering for this lady when life was down, wanting to defend her when life threw her lemons, and celebrating when things went well for her. I loved her never give up attitude, her strength, and courage.
Emma is in desperate need of friends. She doesn't have many true friends left but the friends she does have are true, enduring, and always there for her. Adam Kerrigan is a wonderful friend that helps Emma along the way. They grew up together with Adam being a few years older. That attraction from their younger days is still very much there. I loved watching these two get to know each other again and build on their past as they face what could be a very bumpy future.
This book is full of emotional moments that had me either laughing, sighing, or crying. You are going to want to grab a box of Kleenex when you settle in to read about Emma and her tragedies and triumphs. The characters are all well written and quickly became friends telling me their story and secrets. Robyn Carr has done a fabulous job with this book. It may not be her usual style of romance but it certainly is one very awesome women's literature story that I think all her fan's are going to enjoy.
I was given the opportunity to read this fabulous story so I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on The Life She Wants.
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