Wednesday, March 10, 2010
THE OTHER FAMILY
by Joanna Trollope - to be released in April 2010
Richie Rossiter leaves his wife and young son and begins life with his new, much younger partner, Chrissie. He never divorces his first wife, but he and Chrissie have three daughters and build a life together. The novel begins with Richie's death and the difficulties Chrissie is facing since she was not his legal wife. After the reading of Richie's will, both families are forced to deal with each other in ways they never expected.
Set in England, THE OTHER FAMILY is a nice story about modern relationships. While I enjoyed this book, I found the writing style to be very stiff which made it somewhat tedious to read.