Saturday, March 23, 2013

Audio Book Review of Three Good Things by Wendy Francis Read by Madeleine Maby

Three Good Things: A Novel

Three Good Things: A Novel


Publisher's Summary

Sisterhood, motherhood, marriage, baking, and books - these are a few of the things that make this delightful novel a recipe for getting through the tough stuff of life.
Filled with love, humor, and the scent of delectable puff pastry, Three Good Things tells the tale of two sisters who find their bond invaluable as they navigate marriage, heartache, poor grammar, and the surprising challenges that ultimately become the most fulfilling blessings.
Ellen McClarety, a recent divorcĂ©e, has opened a new bake shop in her small Midwestern town, hoping to turn her life around, but the past still haunts her - sometimes by showing up on her doorstep. Her younger sister, Lanie, is a successful divorce attorney with a baby at home. But Lanie is beginning to feel that her perfect life is not as perfect as it seems. Both women long for the guidance of their mother, who died years ago, but left them with a wonderful piece of advice: “At the end of every day, you can always think of three good things that happened.”
Wearing her big Midwestern heart proudly on her sleeve, Wendy Francis tells a story destined to be shared.

My take:This  was an ok book as far as I was concerned.  I liked the closeness of Ellen and Lanie even though they had quite a bit of an age difference.  I see this closeness between my  two daughters.  I liked that the author told the story from three different points of view the two sisters and Lanie's husband.  I was a bit frustrated at Ellen's wishy washy ness when it came to her exhusband and I thought at her age she would have more of a grasp of what was good for her and what wasn't.  I thought that her relationship with Henry  was cute and that Henry was a great guy.  There were several unanswered questions at the end and I found her ex husbands confession at the end a bit unbelievable.  Seems like alot of drama happens in small towns.  I liked the way each chapter opened with a quote from a book that was appropriate to the character the chapter was about.
I thought that the narrator did a good job.  Not really anything remarkable but a good job.

I was sent a review download from Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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