The Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel **Review**
One red eye flight and ten years of marriage later, Carly Bishop had what she considered a practically perfect life. Her journalist husband and her two adorable children were everything to her. But soon she would find out that her dream life didn't fall in line with her husband's expectations.
Left alone to sort out the pieces of her crumbling life, Carly finds strength in her children and her growing relationship with her in-laws. Most importantly, she finds her greatest strength as she builds a friendship with herself.
This is a beautiful story of one woman's strength and determination as she finds the will to move forward and be happy while the life she had grown to love crumbles around her. It is a story of a man who has lost his way and may lose it all if he can't find his way back. The Girl in Seat 24B is a story of love and forgiveness.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"No one deserves a husband like me, especially my wife."
Carly feels her husband slowly pulling away from her, keeping his distance from her, until one day he drops the bomb that he wants to seperate. Michael has already a new apartment and booked new assignments with his job as a journalist that demand him traveling. He doesn't even say goodbye to his two kids, Ashton (7) and Mia (4). She suspects that he has an affair, but he denies that and at the same time he won't answer about what is his deal and why he's truly doing this.
"I wanted to make it all better. I wanted an extra- large Band- Aid to fix our family, but I was pretty sure they didn't make one that size."
Carly tries to save her marriage but it seems hard since her husband seems indifferent and not in the least interested to bother with his family anymore. He asks for time, but he also becomes cold and harsh with Carly. She doesn't know how much longer she can hope for him coming back. Her children seem torn and the situation gets even harder with an unexpected surprise.
"I prayed for strength and courage. Courage to do what, I wasn't sure. Should it be to stay or to talk away?"
Carly will face the greatest struggle in her life, all because her husband has turned out to be, suddenly, an unemotional, selfish prick. But watching her children struggle with the current unknown situation will bring her to her limits and she will have to take drastic measures.
I truly enjoyed this book and even though it was more depressing than I expected, I loved how realistic it was. Truth sometimes is hard to shallow and therefore a damaged marriage with kids wasn't an easy read. However, I think it was an interesting story and I know it will hit too close to some people. The hero was so annoying at the biggest part of the book that i was fuming! I wanted to know what his deal was and what happened that made him give up on his family.
Realistically raw and yet so well written ! Give this a chance and you won't regret it! Also if you need to know there is NO cheating in this book!