Title: Husband Material
Author: Emily Belden
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Told in Emily Belden’s signature edgy voice, a novel about a young widow’s discovery of her late husband’s secret and her journey toward hope and second-chance love.
Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the probability of risk—so she can avoid it.
Yet Charlotte’s algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband’s ashes would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of fate, even if that includes facing her perfectly coiffed, and perfectly difficult, ex-mother-in-law—and her husband’s best friend, who seems to become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not.
But soon a shocking secret surfaces, forcing Charlotte to answer questions she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness. And when a chance at new love arises, she’ll have to decide once and for all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart.
I completely loved this book!
I absolutely loved the character of Charlotte, and how we get to see her grow throughout the course of the story. We see Charlotte go through some very difficult and tough times, which is really hard for her to deal with past memories and hurt which she has tried to bury.
The story deals with some tough topics, namely grief, which I feel has been tackled very sensitively and delicately. Having recently lost my Dad, I can understand the grief process and I very much sympathised with Charlotte.
Husband Material is a lovely, light-hearted read full of love, healing and emotions. I absolutely loved Husband Material and the way Emily Belden has created and written the characters is incredible. I would completely recommend this book to anyone.
Husband Material is on sale 30th December 2019.