With Annalise, she creates an invitation-only Facebook group that quickly takes off. Suddenly, Poppy feels like she’s back in control—until someone begins leaking the group’s private posts and stirring up a nasty backlash, shattering her confidence.
Feeling judged by disapproving female colleagues and her own disappointed children, Frankie, too, is careening towards the breaking point. She also knows something shocking about her boss—sensitive knowledge that is tearing her apart.
As things begin to slide disastrously, dangerously out of control, carefully concealed secrets and lies are exposed with devastating consequences—forcing these women to face painful truths about their lives and the things they do to survive.
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Release Date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Women's Fiction
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Those Other Women is an authentic and accurate novel about women. More specifically, moms versus non moms. It captures the feelings of those who have children and those who never wanted them to begin with. It allows readers to ponder their feelings on the subject and shows us what it's like to be on both sides of the fence. Overall, I truly enjoyed this novel. In fact, I was so absorbed in the story that one minute I was just sitting down to start it and the next I was reading the final chapter. It's original, interesting, and has a thrilling air about it. For those who are looking for a women's fiction novel that processes real women's issues I recommend this one. This isn't the first novel I have read by the author and after this is certainly won't be my last. I think many will agree. Nicola is a fine writer and this novel proves it.
Those Other Women, how can I sum up this novel better then the synopsis? I can't really, but will give it a try. This book is told in dual POV's by parts. The first is told in Poppy's POV. She recently found out her husband and best friend were having an affair, and now having a baby. Poppy was never one to want kids, and although devastated by the betrayal, moves on with her life. However, moving on to Poppy doesn't simply mean cutting these two out of her life. Instead, she starts a "non mom" group where women can come together. Women who DON'T want children. They share their stories, their fears, feelings about moms and their children, and more. Unfortunately, it causes causes a lot of backlash between her group and a moms only group. And fighting between who knows best "moms or non moms" ensues.
Annalise is the next women who plays a big role in the novel. She is a non mom just like Poppy and the two seem to hit it off. But Annalise is hiding a secret. And it has the potential to screw up no only their friendship, but their little group as well.
Finally, readers will learn about some non moms. Frankie, who plays a key role in the novel, is a mom with two children. She learns of their little non moms group and decides to join out of curiosity. But when things become heated between two groups, she causes irrevocable consequences.
Women's fiction fans, this is a fantastic novel with a set of interesting and lifelike characters. It tackles the issue of motherhood and non motherhood, along with the effects of social media. If you are looking for a book to get lost in, one that could make a perfect fit for your beach or travel bags, this is one you will want to grab! I very much recommend it.
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