The After Wife: A Novel

The After Wife: A Novel

by Gigi Levangie Grazer
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The After Wife 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
mshoni More than 1 year ago
This book was surely a surprise. I read her first book, The Starter Wife and loved the story and all of the Hollywood insider tidbits and jokes. The resulting mini-series was disappointing, but I have come to expect that from book adaptations. In The After Wife, Hannah Marsh, a reality television show producer finds her world altered when her husband dies suddenly. Left to pick up the pieces and raise her daughter, her hilarious friends rally around her for support. While she tries to hold on to her life, her job, and her sanity, she questions (out loud) why this is happening to her. She actually gets an answer and a whole new world and insight into life after death opens up to her. I didn't know anything about this book when I read it and was truly happy with the outcome. Grazer is still hilarious and manages to fit in so many pop culture references and jokes that you feel as if you are reading about friends. This is the time of year when we hear a lot about "beach reading" and I'm not sure how many people actually take books with them to the beach, but this should be one of them.
charlottesweb93 More than 1 year ago
Believe it or not, while reading a book about heartbreaking loss and grief, I often found myself laughing out loud. Gigi Levangie Grazer is a gifted writer who is comfortable with the self deprecating kind of humor and Hannah is quite comfortable at poking fun at herself. Hannah's "Grief Team" is such an eclectic group of friends that there are several laughs to be found there as well. I never imagine that I would my find myself laughing at a book with such a serious subject matter, but it really is quite funny.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Too frivolous and raunchy for my taste
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. My first hubs died and I thought this could have turned into a downer of a book but it didn't. It was a funny story about life and love California-style. Very cute!
BookWorm063 More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as good as Levangie-Grazer's previous books. This book is a downer and quite boring. The main character, Hannah, is a big downer, and pretty much complains throughout the whole first half of the book. There's no real action or plot, it's just the same, page after page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
This is my first Gigi Levangie Grazer novel. Thank you for sending it to me. The After Wife is her most recent novel. Product DetailsSynopsis: Hannah Bernal loves life, loves her husband, and their daughter. One morning John leaves to run an errand but does not come back. Hannah is in shock and immediately calls the Grief Team. They are her friends which consist of her superior Jay, Chloe the blogger, and Aimee the middle aged actress. They are always at her side ready to offer advice and drama. Hannah loves and depends on her team but she also has developed a special talent. Where will Hannah’s life turn? Will she survive her husband’s death? My Thoughts: This novel is sad. In this novel the main character is devastated with grief. I thought the characters were very interesting and unique. I did find it humorous to read about the antics of the Grief Team. The author writes about a side of LA I have never known. I liked this novel and was very interested to see how it turned out. There is a little more to the title After Wife. Hannah develops a new talent which involves helping people through different situations. The Grief team concept was very interesting to me. Who would be on yours? What you do you think you would do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our book club read it this summer and met this September. We barely discussed it. Some members just could not finish it. We found it not really believable and frivolous. It maybe a hit on the west coast, but here in the Midwest...It's a fizzle. Sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful book. I was a little wary as the subject is an unexpected death of a spouse and as a widow of 3 years I did not want to subject myself to a sad read. I just loved it and hope word of mouth puts it on the bestseller list. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At firstvwhen i started reading this bookni wasnt sure about it but i loved it and couldnt put it down
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Who would have thought that a book that centers around the first year in a widow's life would be so light and entertaining? Right in the beginning we meet a great couple - Hannah and John, but right after meeting them the reader learns that John is killed in an accident leaving Hannah to raise their daughter, Ellie. Hannah was the career woman, while John stayed home with Ellie, so this is a complete life change for Hannah, one that is going to take a lot of support from her friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like chic lit, but this was so mindless it hurt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a great read. Dopey story line.