A Borrowed Life by Kerry Anne King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Boy, talk about a sad state of affairs. I can see this book being a little controversial because our main character is a pious, submissive, and dutiful preacher’s wife, and when her oppressive husband and his strict and old-fashioned views of marriage and “wifely duties” suddenly and unexpectedly dies one day, Liz finds herself free from the chains she’s lived with for years and years. She decides to live her life for herself for a change, much to everyone else’s dismay, of course, including her adult daughter.
I found this to be a fun and interesting read. Liz’s liberation leads to some interesting predicaments but also some great new friendships and the ability to learn about herself and who she really is. Much more will come to light before it’s all said and done, and you’ll find yourself hating the patriarchy if you’re anything like me while reading this. The ending, though, was very much satisfying, and I think those who enjoy more seasoned romance and women’s fiction will enjoy this meaningful story.
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