My rating: 4 of 5 stars
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Generally, when perusing books for my next great read I’m instinctively drawn to authors who incorporate anything British into the plot line. This is why my interest was piqued when I came across The English Wife (at PaperbackSwap), a Harlequin NEXT imprint which I’ve since learned is now defunct. The picture of the lovely thatched-roof cottage with a bicycle leaning up against it, in what appeared to be the English Countryside, sucked me right in. And was I glad that in this case you most certainly COULD judge a book by its cover. The English Wife was a comforting, light, swift-moving read. I finished it in a few days and absolutely adored it. It’s about a middle-aged American woman who learns, after her husband unexpectedly dies, that he’s willed her a cottage in England that she never knew existed after being married 27 years. Was her marriage a lie? Will she have the courage to face her fears and go to England to investigate this new development in her life? Can she forgive her dead husband for keeping a possible life-altering secret from her for so many years? The English Wife will satisfactorily answer all of these questions. So what are you waiting for? If you like books that contain secrets, a bit of mystery, a little romance, and the English, it’s very likely you’ll be pleased with this book.
This book was a part of my personal library.