Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Sea Wife; Amity Gage


TITLE:  Sea Wife
AUTHOR:  Amity Gage
PUBLISHER: A. Knopf 
PUB. YEAR: 2020
SETTING: CT
FORMAT: eGalley
RATING: - 4/5


The Sea Wife was an interesting read about a strained marriage and a man with a dream. A dream to give up his unsatisfying job, buy a boat and have his family sail the Caribbean with him for a year. 

Michael Partlow is the unhappy husband, his wife Juliet is a stay-at-home mom with two young children, Sybil 7, and Georgie 2. For nearly a decade Juliet has been working on her PhD; she is also a woman who suffers from depression stemming from abuse as a child. Despite Juliet's concerns, she decides to go along with Michael's plans. What could possibly go wrong?

Based in part on true events, the story alternates between Michael and Juliet's experiences along their sailing journey. Michael's thoughts tare shared through journaling and Juliet's as she looks back once she has returned home.  The story, sad at times, also has a good amount of joy and splendor as well.  I enjoyed setting and the writing style which was a bit different, I would like to try other books by this author as well.

10 comments:

  1. Are the "true events" something personally experienced by the author or someone she knows? It all sounds very personal, if so, which would make it even more interesting than it already sounds.

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  2. I like it when a story is told from different points of view. This sounds sad but good.

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  3. I have seen a couple movies in the past year about sea voyages. A year on a boat with small children sounds like a difficult proposition. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. That does sound good, we'd like to sail the ocean blue. Hey, congrats!

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  5. I thought I had a copy of this one but I see that I do not. I like these types of reads.

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  6. Yes I'd like to read this one ... anything with a boat seems like a good story setting to me.

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  7. I pre-ordered this from Audible. It has the best cover I've ever seen!

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  8. I've got this on my wish list. Thanks for the review!

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  9. I don't think I've heard of this one but it does sound very good. I'm intrigued by the fact that this is based on true events.

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  10. Sounds like this one has characters that will be interesting to read about. Looks like a good one!

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