Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chapter Two, A Second Marriage Novel

Chapter Two is one of those books that I reread a short time after I finished it because the story line is that great. The smooth writing style is consistent with the previous novel, Unexpected Gifts. Both books have realistic scenarios that solve themselves in a slightly fairytale way.

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

The cover of this book is phenomenal. It shows two tea cups on a table. There are quite a few conversations in the book that happen over hot drinks, each one is a significant event that leads up to the climax.

Some Details I Liked:

I enjoyed that there are characters of all ages. The main character is a divorcee mother with two children, one teen and one elementary school age. She interacts with her mother, good older friend and ex-husband. Oh and her "Chapter Two", who has his own set of children and colleagues. 

Azriela is excellent at having the various personalities interact according to their life experience, which makes this novel very relatable.

Who This Book is For:

I think Chapter Two is great for anybody looking for a nice, light, but not fluffy fictional read. It can be read in multiple sittings or in just one long afternoon.

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

Being that the book focuses on taking life seriously, in terms of custody, therapy, re-marriage and dying, I would not recommend this book to a very sheltered child. 

Keep in mind though that none of it is gory at all and there is a lot of comic relief mixed into the seriousness of the therapy discussion.

What I Didn’t Like/Would Have Made it Better: 

This is definitely one of those books that can have a sequel, in the sense that you want to follow-up with the characters and check in with them to see what happens few years later.

In Conclusion:  

Just as I suspected, Chapter Two is another well-written, modern day novel by Azriela Jaffe. And I will probably be re-reading it again soon.

I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it, but that it no way changed the way I read it and reviewed it.