Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Love's Tangled Web

A picture-perfect marriage.

A little harmless flirting.

Two sisters, with lifelong resentments.

The ultimate betrayal.

Bridgette’s life, on the sun-drenched west coast of Australia, appears perfect – married to a successful lawyer, Joel, with two beautiful daughters and a leadership position in church. She even has herself fooled into thinking she’s got it all together. But there’s a perfect storm brewing, a wave of events that will sweep away Bridgette’s superficial world forever.

Joel is harboring frustrations which his self-centered wife won’t acknowledge, and Bridgette’s sister is nursing an old grudge against her. When dangerous passions erupt between the two, Bridgette is blind-sided and humiliated. As destruction falls on everyone she loves, Bridgette must finally get real with herself… and with God.

In the aftermath, an attractive younger man offers her his heart, but can Bridgette build a new life and a stronger love amid the rubble? Or is it possible to forgive the unforgivable? Keren Franklin spins a gripping, cautionary tale about the tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive… ourselves.

My thoughts...

Oh my goodness, this one left me with mixed emotions. Bridgette comes home to find her husband and sister together. Her reaction was just as anyone would expect. There has always been tension between Bridgette and Piper, it seems Piper feels she is the bad daughter and sees Bridgette as the good one. She does everything she can to cause her sister grief and this one tops the list!

The members at Bridgette's church react terribly for the most part, I would definitely not want to be a part of that one. Gossip spreads, Bridgette is told this probably wouldn't have happened if she had been the wife she was supposed to be.

She meets a college student who thinks she's hot and they begin a friendship that is flirtatious and things happen that I couldn't believe she would do. You'll have to read it yourself to see what happens!

Love's Tangled Web is a well written fast paced novel that will keep you turning pages, I read it in two days and hated to see it end. Bridgette's life is too busy (as is most everyone's these days). I certainly don't blame her for Joel's cheating, it was his choice. The author made me stop and think about how I would react throughout the book.

I liked this novel and would like to read more by this author. To me, the cover wasn't one that would draw my attention but I'm glad I read it.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Deep River Books (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937756076
ISBN-13: 978-1937756079

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher through TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Keren Franklin said...

Thanks for the review, so happy you enjoyed the book!