Book Review: The Wednesday Group By Sylvia True



Title: The Wednesday Group
By: Sylvia True
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 24th 2015
ISBN: 9781250051882
Pages: 288

Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone… Gail, a prominent Boston judge, keeps receiving letters from her husband's latest girlfriend, while her husband, a theology professor, claims he's nine-months sober from sex with grad students. Hannah, a homemaker, catches her husband having sex with a male prostitute in a public restroom. Bridget, a psychiatric nurse at a state hospital, is sure she has a loving, doting spouse, until she learns that he is addicted to chat rooms and match-making websites. Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her. Flavia was working at the Boston Public library when someone brought her an article that stated her husband had been arrested for groping a teenage girl on the subway. He must face court, and Flavia must decide if she wants to stay with him. Finally, Kathryn, the young psychologist running the group, has as much at stake as all of the others.

As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands' addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal and uncertain future head-on.

From author Sylvia True comes The Wednesday Group, a captivating, moving novel about friendship, marriage, and the bonds that connect us all.


MY REVIEW
 I found this book to be a page turner. I couldn't put it down. It's a quick read that's raw, honest and intriguing. This would be a great book for any woman to read, not just women who are dealing with the same situation because this story unfolds and shares what each woman goes through both physically and emotionally and just how strong women are.

I loved that each chapter was focused on each woman's point of view and how different each of the ladies are, not only in the way they live their lives, but as they come together in a support group, you can tell that on any other occasion these ladies would all be in different social circles. What I love is that although they are all different, they all seem to form this friendship that works well for them, so that if they need support, one would be there for them. 

The Wednesday Group is more than these women dealing with the fact that their husband's are sex addicts, it also shows us how strong women are when put in difficult situations that would seem like the end of the world at first. 

Although the end of the book leaves you imagining what happens next to some of the ladies, I'd like to think that we do kind of get an ending that lets us know that each of these ladies will be okay. Towards the end of the story, each of these ladies are put in an eye opener situation that leaves them realizing what they need to change in their lives in order to help them move forward in their life.

A great story from beginning to end, I can't wait to see what comes next from Sylvia True!
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received The Wednesday Group at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

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