Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review: Treading Water

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.

This book came recommended to me because it was a great story and was affordable after a conversation about the cost of books on the kindle. This is the story of Jack who's life is turned upside down by his wife's attempt at her own life that leaves her in a coma. While reading this book the reasons she took her own life are not know and it bothered me the whole book that it had something to do with Jack. 
Jack does his very best to keep his children's life as normal as possible while do everything he can for his comatose wife. After more that a year alone Jack meets Andi and they soon fall in love. From this point on this book gave me anxiety, LOL! Every time I turned the page I was for sure his wife was going to wake up.
Things become very complicated for Jack and Andi as the book progress. The ending turned out perfect, just the way I wanted it to- but I wasn't always so sure it would!
This book did make me do some serious thinking on what I would do in Jack/Andi situation. In fact, I had several serious conversations with others about how to plan for it.


Wendy Taylor said...

Interesting! I kinda love - kinda hate - when a book really makes you think about things comparing them to your own life ;-)
Love that you do your book reviews mixed in with your artwork Aaron!

Kay E said...

Aaron, there are three more books in that series. If you want to find out what happens with Claire, Jack, and Andi, check them out!

Unknown said...

Aaron, I have read several books from Marie Force (kindle) & have loved them ... I haven't started this series yet. Check out 'The McCarthy's of Gansett Island" series by M. Force, there are 8 books in this collection & worth the read. Enjoy :o)