All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg

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Brooke has the type of marriage that you only see on tv.  Married to her high school sweetheart for 15 years, Brooke and Scott still acted like newly weds, sneaking away for quick moments together whenever they could.

Newly married Samantha finds a disturbing email on her husband of 48 hours computer.  And she does the only thing she knows … she runs.

Katherine has not really allowed much more in her life than her career and for the most part that was pretty satisfying, even if she does work for the man who crushed her heart many years ago. After an eye-opening blind date for her 40th birthday, Katherine gets a long overdue wake up call on life.

On the outside, these three women have nothing in common, yet their worlds are about to collide in a powerful way that is more than they could ask for.

 

 

So much draws me to this book at first look… the cover is gorgeous and inviting, it is a party I hope I am invited to.  It’s written about three strong women, each very different in how they live their lives…. and probably most intriguing – it is written by a man. 

I dove into All You Could Ask For with a sense of adventure (remember the party cover?  I knew I was in for some fun)  And I was in for some fun, all three women each had qualities that appealed to me as to how they lived their lives.  Brooke’s marriage sounded amazing and fun, Samantha’s desire to push herself physically through triathlon challenges brought out the sports girl in me, and I was impressed by Katherine’s work ethics – although misplaced, she was in a good spot financially.  Of course, as in all great reads, I had a favorite character… and I am not going to tell but I will say that at the end of the book it was fun to find out that the authors favorite was the same as mine.

All You Could Ask For is a good read about women who come together under hard circumstances.  I enjoyed the quick flow of the books and the alternating chapters told by each of the main characters from their point of view.  It is not a perfect book.  I have questions. There is a huge relationship gap that bugged me and made the book feel disconnected because of it.  However,  as I processed my thoughts on this book, I think that maybe Mike Greenberg was right to leave the gap… after all real life works that way.  As much as we would love all our situations to end wrapped neatly with a bow, quite often we just run out of tape.

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This book gives me a point in Connecticut, where all three women once lived.

 

 

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Posted on February 23, 2014, in Book Review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the review. I have been looking at that book – thinking about reading it.

  2. Sounds like a good one…thanks for sharing.

  3. I’m drawn to this one but then scared by it too. I hate to cry.

  4. Now I’m wondering how the three women connected. You’ve made me curious about this book.

  5. Sheila…I read this a while ago and I loved it, too. I was surprised by it and the idea that this author is a sports caster! But the book was really lovely…

  6. Didn’t love this one, but I appreciated what he was trying to do. It all seemed a bit glossed over.

  7. I’ve been curious about this one. Glad you liked it. Love your thoughts about it.

  8. I have to agree with Gayle on this one. I thought the author gave it a credible try, but it was definitely not a favourite of mine. Glad to hear others liked it though.

  9. This looks like a party I want to be invited to :)

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