My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from author to review.
Genre: Contemporary Chick-Lit
Book Description: Verity Westwood, successful businesswoman, living in London, mother of two grown daughters, dreams of a more exciting life. Her husband is handsome but selfish, her career leaves her cold, and her Fulham home is comfortable but has no heart, now that her daughters have left.
Edward Farrell, a nomadic American journalist from her past, returns unexpectedly, and she is swept by the irresistible desire to fulfil her dreams of working as an artist, like her famous father before her. After being caught in a storm on the Cote d’Azur, she vows to change her life.
What she does not foresee is the struggle involved, the ultimate price she will pay, and the powerful force of enduring love that changes everything.
My thoughts: "Finding Verity" is a bitter-sweet read. The book is told in the third person and it deals with Verity figuring out her life; where she wants to be and how to get there. There are many obstacles that she overcomes and she does a lot of soul searching.
This book provoked a lot of thought on my part. I contemplated marriage and relationships. It made me think about my relationship with my husband and a feeling of being blessed with a marriage of communication. Verity is about the same age as I am in the book, I empathized with children growing up and moving on. She takes stock of where she is and what she wants to be different. I find myself doing the same. The has realistic situations and things that women around 50 deal with. But, it isn't written exclusively for the aging woman. It is a story that many women of different ages can relate to.
This book contains adult innuendo and the use of the "f" bomb.
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About the Author: (Taken from Amazon) Jenny Loudon is a debut novelist who has worked as an editor, researcher and proof-reader. She read English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and gained a Masters in The Modern Movement. She currently lives with her family in the English countryside.