A novel every woman should read: Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan #HerHusbandsMistake #WomensFiction #BookLovers

Her Husband's Mistake by Sheila O'Flanagan UK book cover paperback

GIFTED / Today I want to talk about a book I really loved, and even though it has been some time since I’ve finished it, I still think about it at times.
Her Husband’s Mistake was published on August 13th 2019 by Headline Review, and it has 448 pages.
I want to thank Becky Hunter for sending me a physical ARC of the book, in an exchange for an honest review.

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About the book:

FROM GOODREADS / Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid.

After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.

Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.

Suddenly Roxy isn’t sure about anything – her past, the business she’s taken over from her dad, or what her family’s future might be. She’s spent so long caring about everyone else that she’s forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.

Whether it’s with Dave, or without him, it’s time for Roxy to start living for herself…

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Review:

Once again I am guilty for not reviewing a book as soon as I finished it. It has been quite some time since I read Her Husband’s Mistake, so I do apologize for having only brief and short review.
The book is still (kind of) fresh in my mind when it comes to main points of the story, but, as I already stated, it has been some time so I don’t feel comfortable writing a full in depth review.

The story follows Roxy who one day finds her husband in their bed with their hot neighbor.
Her husband wasn’t supportive of her when she took care of her ill father, and now when he passed away Dave (husband) made this big mistake that is so hard to forgive and forget.

I would say that the story talks about a woman who is torn apart between her husband’s infidelity and the two possible decisions it brings: to forgive and try to work it out as a couple, or to leave and move on while she can.
She is also grieving her late father and the situation is not easy, especially when people around her also have their opinions.

I would also call this coming of age story because it talks about a woman finding her voice and her own strenght.

I think every woman should read this novel because it talks about the capability of a woman to support herself even though that was not something she has done for her whole marriage life, and also how sometimes husbands like for women to depend on them.
Even though it officially does not belong to that kind of genre, I dare to say that this also talks about feminism.

The writing style is amazing. The book does not read quickly but it has so many beautiful sentences and thoughts that it is worth to spend time with.
It is written in first person. from Roxy’s POV.

Sheila O’Flangan is well known author with many books written and this book reminded me how much I loved her novel Suddenly Single that I still remember today, even though it has been years (we talk here about cca 14 years) since I read it.
I kind of regret now for not reading more of her work, but at least I know it is not too late to keep up with them.

I loved everything about this book and the only think that bothered me, and it is personal pet peeve of mine, is that the sentence “I released the breath I didn’t know I was holding” was in there three times (and if you ask me even one is too many), but I have to stress out that I read an ARC, so maybe that was change in the finished copy.
As I said, it is my own personal pet peeve, so please don’t take it seriously.

To wrap up, I want to recommend this book to readers (especially women) who enjoy reading general and women’s fiction, and to those who love beautiful writing in their books.

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8 Comments

  1. This definetly sounds like a book with feminist issues in it and would be good read for people who like to read about women becoming independent and stronger. Hopefully with lots of character development it sounds like a well written book. Of course what I would expect from such a well known author.
    I have a few reviews to write from books read a while ago too. πŸ˜‰
    Nice review Irena
    Amanda xx

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  2. Oh my god you too??? I have this exact same issue with repeated phrases and lines. I feel…I don’t know..I am put off by this repetition. I know it sounds a bit extreme but..oh well. :/
    Her Husband’s mistake sounds like a really good one. I am so glad you enjoyed it! ❀

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      1. Yeah, I mean, repetitions CAN turn out quite beautiful but only if done properly like in US AGAINST YOU bY Frederick Backman BUT THATS RARE and in most books it turns out to quite tacky.

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