A book review of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas. Post may contain affiliate links.
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is unlike any other book I’ve ever read, and that’s a good thing. It opens up with some press releases about Joan Ashby. Her comeback as an author and about her previous works. I had to double check that this was indeed fiction, because it started out feeling a lot like non-fiction.
This is not a light read, this is a book you dive into. You become fast friends with Joan Ashby, you feel like you are a part of her life. The writing is wonderful and the character development so good, you want to take your time. Enjoy every bit of it.
Joan Ashby is a writer. She has no desire for children. She makes this quite clear to her husband Martin. He agrees that it will just be them two. So, when she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is shocked at his delight and happiness. It feels like betrayal to her.
She puts aside her writing, just as she feared she would and proceeds to have two boys. Two boys, different as night and day. Her life becomes no longer her life, but her husband’s and her boys.
She finds time to secretly begin writing again. Things are looking like maybe they will turn out as she planned after all, until she is utterly betrayed.
This is such a wonderful book. The kind that leaves you almost exhausted at the end because you feel like you have given to it as much as it as given to you.
I received an ARC of this book.
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