Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Widow Waltz

The Widow Waltz
Sally Koslow

Amazon Blurb -

Georgia Waltz has things many people only dream of: a plush Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, a Hamptons beach house, valuable jewels and art, two bright daughters, and a husband she adores, even after decades of marriage. It’s only when Ben suddenly drops dead from a massive coronary while training for the New York City Marathon that Georgia discovers her husband—a successful lawyer—has left them nearly penniless. Their wonderland was built on lies.
As the family attorney scours emptied bank accounts, Georgia must not only look for a way to support her family, she needs to face the revelation that Ben was not the perfect husband he appeared to be, just as her daughters—now ensconced back at home with secrets of their own—have to accept that they may not be returning to their lives in Paris and at Stanford subsidized by the Bank of Mom and Dad. As she uncovers hidden resilience, Georgia’s sudden midlife shift forces her to consider who she is and what she truly values. That Georgia may also find new love in the land of Spanx and stretch marks surprises everyone—most of all, her.

What would you do if you found out your life was all smoke and mirrors?

Georgia Silver-Waltz is an attractive Manhattanite, married to an attractive successful attorney and the mother of two college aged daughters, she lives a wonderful life.  Socially successful doing the volunteer route, belonging to the health club, living in an upscale apartment.  Everything a woman would want right?  Till her husband drops dead suddenly while getting ready to run a marathon and she finds out he has left the three of them high and dry.

Georgia is in absolute shock, and it only gets worse as she starts digging to find out what took place and how she was so blind.  We travel with her on the road back to the real world, her sorrow and worries, getting out there, supporting herself and meeting new people.

The cast of characters rounds this book out wonderfully.  Her daughters Luey and Cola are quite a pair, at times I wanted to just smack the two of them!  Her brother Stephan and his partner Daniel add a great touch, between her brother's air of uppityness trying to keep Georgia from being too dramatic and Daniel's caring touch with her. Dealing with her mother's rare instances of clarity through the fog of dementia and wishing she could share what was happening in her life.

I enjoyed this book it flowed beautifully and recommend it highly if you love chick lit.

4 Cannolis

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