The After Wife by Melanie Summers

Release Date: 01.10.2020


After losing her husband, writer Abigail Carson has all but given up on life. Having spent the last year cocooned in her Manhattan apartment, Abigail is suddenly forced to find a new home where she can stretch her dwindling savings. Intent on isolation, she moves to a tiny village in Nova Scotia where she’ll have no one to interrupt her solitude.

Little does Abigail realize that small-town life offers far less privacy than the big city. With neighbors knocking on the door bearing homemade treats and invitations, Abby soon finds herself immersed in the lives of the people of South Haven. She forms an unlikely friendship with Liam Wright, the handyman renovating her dilapidated cottage, and his daughter, seven-year-old Olive.

As the dark cloud engulfing Abigail lifts, she begins to believe she may have found love again. But just as Abigail is ready to leap, she discovers Liam carries with him a shocking secret that will ultimately cause everything to unravel. Abigail must decide if she will turn away from his pain or open her heart in the most hopeless of circumstances.

Insightful, enchanting, and filled with hope, The After Wife reminds us of the importance of human connection and the inseparable nature of love and survival.


I was so curious to read The After Wife because it's so different from Melanie Summers' previous works and I wasn't disappointed.
Hours after I have closed this book it's still difficult for me to write a review because whenever I think to this story the only thing I want to do is to curl up in a fetal position and cry, but I'll try because it deserves to be shared and recommended to all people who love beautiful,emotional,heartbreaking,humorous and realistic tales.

Abby has lost her husband of 15 years and the sorrow and grieving are too much to bear in the house they shared in New York so she decides to move to a little canadian village. Here our heroine will meet a lot of people who'll try to be part of her life even if she'd like to be left alone. But her plans to live like a hermit are ruined by a charming builder and his lovely daughter.

I liked Abby with her flaws, her fear to let love in again is so relatable but sometimes you have to take a leap and find out what life brings you in order to feel alive.


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