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The Widow Waltz: A Novel

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow Laughed when Lucy and Nicola wer

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow
Laughed when Lucy and Nicola were reciting 'good night moon' phrases as it's one of my favorites to read with my grandson. What a treasure to find it in this book.
Such heartache when Georgia learns that she has not much money left-her hu...
The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow
Laughed when Lucy and Nicola were reciting 'good night moon' phrases as it's one of my favorites to read with my grandson. What a treasure to find it in this book.
Such heartache when Georgia learns that she has not much money left-her husband rather led a different life she knew nothing of. Her brother Stephen helps her to solve
some mysteries: the money, ring, etc.
Besides Ben's death there is a pregnancy, mortgages where she thought they owned all the houses outright...
As the story goes on we learn all the background that help you understand what's not only going on but things that happened in the past shed light on current things.
Loved learning about the jewelry designing and love all the travel, NY, Paris, etc.
Didn't expect the ending the book had but it was just perfect! Loved where it went!
I received this book from Edelweiss by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.in exchange for my honest review.

posted by jbarr5 on June 13, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not for me.

I did not care for this book. The writing was too flowery, overly wordy, and hard to follow. The characters were unlikable and the plot ridiculous. I finished the book but found the ending unsatisfying. I will not be reading anything else by this author as I found her w...
I did not care for this book. The writing was too flowery, overly wordy, and hard to follow. The characters were unlikable and the plot ridiculous. I finished the book but found the ending unsatisfying. I will not be reading anything else by this author as I found her writing style verbose and annoying.

posted by amila on September 17, 2013

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

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    Another Clueless Widow

    The novel starts out with Ben who dies and leaves his wife Georgia (clueless), like a lot of men do when their wives do not participate in the family finances. (Totally do not get this). Even though a health nut, he dies while training in NY for a marathon. Georgia and her daughters discover they are penniless.

    Immediately after this discovery, the lawyer sets out to look for hidden assets. After they put the NY apartment on the market, Georgia moves to the beach house where she discovers the whereabouts of those assets. Does she know her husband at all?

    Georgia meets a guy and enjoys her time while she is awaiting her grandchild (her daughter is not married and goes back and forth about adoption). There are many challenges with her two daughters and they become friends. Georgia has no job skills and begins writing.

    I never connected with the characters in the book and not sure I even liked any of them. Even though lots of words; however, for me it was all about – keep reading and maybe it will be better. Even though the author I am sure is very talented – this book was not for me (the audio was very boring). I may try another book by this author; however, not sure I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    A fair beach read

    It was ok...a beach read for sure. Would not recommend for book club discussions...it was not a thinking book

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