Book Review: The Wednesday Group by Sylvia True

Posted April 4, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: The Wednesday Group by Sylvia TrueThe Wednesday Group by Sylvia True
Published by St. Martin's Press on March 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Women, Family Life, Fiction
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
Goodreads
three-stars

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 Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her.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.

“The Wednesday Group” by Sylvia True is different. I am torn between a good different and a bad different, so it is just different. A group on women get together every Wednesday night for therapy. In therapy, the women are able to talk about their feelings, their husbands, their addictions, and their lives. The point of this group is to connect with others who may be going through the same issues as you.

This is definitely a fast read and one that you won’t want to put the book down until you finish. It also feels like the story is incomplete. This book had a lot of sharing between the women regarding their husbands and the issues they have with them. I feel like this story could have had deeper friendships and relationships in the story. Some of these women just wanted to give up on their marriage. This story just feels like there is something missing.

three-stars

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