The Professors’ Wives Club is about four women; Mary, Sofia, Hannah and Ashleigh. Its done it alternating perspectives. Each chapter is by each of the characters.
Even though these women share the faculty housing garden and see each other in the garden they are all strangers until news that the garden is set to be demolished. They unite to save the garden.
Mary is the oldest of the women. She is married to dean Jack Havemeyer and has a daughter that is getting married. She is an outspoken author and professor at the university but when she is around her husband she is very quiet. We discover that Jack hits her when he is angry.
Sofia is pregnant when we first meet her. She is a stay at home mom and has a young daughter She is also married to a professor at the university. She was once a successful Hollywood agent. She left her career to be a mother.
Hannah was once a model and is married to a professor at the university too. She left her modelling career to pursue her love of being an artist. She is going back to school and has a thing for her professor.
Ashleigh is a young lawyer and works in the family law firm. She is keeping a huge secret that could probably devastate her family. She is keeping her true identity from them.
Jack is on a campaign to demolish the faculty garden and turn it into a parking lot. The women soon discover that there is a hidden agenda to Jack’s plan and it has something to do with Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscript. The women are on a mission to find out what the reason is and will stop and nothing to uncover and expose Jack for what he really is.
One Sunday I was at the library with Michael taking him to an activity that the library was hosting and I saw this book on the new release shelf. I was excited to read it because I had read a few good reviews on the book and it was on my to buy list for awhile.
I managed to read this book in two sittings and really enjoyed it. Its a great book about friendship. There was enough action that kept me interested in the book and I had a hard time to put it down. The characters were all believable. The descriptions made you feel like you were there.
This is the first book by Joanne Rendell. I am really excited to read her next book which is set to be released this year.
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