The Life She Wants

The Life She Wants

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr creates an uplifting ensemble of characters in this rags-to-riches-to-rags novel about women, friendship and the complex path to happiness

In the aftermath of her husband's crimes, Emma Compton's world is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of the fraud.

Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma County is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan.

Riley and Emma were like sisters--until Riley betrayed Emma. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, she can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help--Riley. It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. But if they find a way to forgive each other--and themselves--each of them can find the life she wants.
Publisher: United States :, MIRA Books,, 2019
ISBN: 9780778308492
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2019

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mynovelesquelife
Jun 13, 2019

RATINGS: 3.5 STARS
​​2016; Mira/HarperCollins
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The Life She Wants is a standalone novel. Emma returns home after her husband commits suicide (due to his own financial ruin) to start her life over again. Gone is the lavish lifestyle she is used so she must find a new job, but her husband's reputation gets in the way. She must turn to her childhood best friend, Riley who betrayed her years ago. Can Riley and Emma mend their once tight relationship and let go of past hurts? And will Emma's past come to haunt her new home?

This was a cute contemporary romance but I just couldn't totally get into the story. For me, there wasn't enough of a story. I think I enjoyed it more on audio which kept me to the end.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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reeread
Nov 08, 2018

Eminently readable with all the usual variety of characters in a Robyn Carr story.

caj1222204441801 Dec 01, 2016

Not one of her best books but still entertaining. The characters at the beginning are alittle weak but they blossom I n the third chapter.

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pktab
Nov 08, 2016

Another good book by Robyn Carr.

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