Jonathon Sweetwater has a pretty wonderful life. He has a good paying job, a beautiful wife, and two children he adores. When he comes home early from work one afternoon… things suddenly look as thought they could change in ways that Jonathon never anticipated or wanted.
Now, Jonathon is holding on to a secret that is ripping him apart. As he questions how his life has gone wrong, he is brought back to the memory of his father who left when he was 9 years old and proceeded to marry again 5 more times. His father now having passed away, Jonathon knows he does not want to follow down the same path his father went when it came to women. Jonathon decides that maybe now is the time to search out each of these past wives and find out more about the man who was his father, a man he hardly knew, and maybe at the same time answer questions about himself.
I first read author Mike Greenberg in his book, All You Could Ask For. I have to say, for being a radio host for ESPN and ABC, the man can get in touch with great protagonists, both male and female.
In My Father’s Wives, I enjoyed the flow of this book about a man searching for answers to help him with his own life and his own marriage. Clearly left with issues from his father’s departure from his life at such a young age, it was an interesting take to search out each of the wives. Once again, I am impressed on how well Mike Greenberg can write female characters. Right along this story line is also Jonathan keeping up with an unusual boss, his desire to be with his family, and working out the proper steps to take in his marriage that may or may not be in jeopardy.
I really enjoyed this read. It moved well from page to page and I had no trouble finishing this read in one sitting. I was thoroughly engaged in what would happen and how it would all work out. Mike Greenberg is an author I keep an eye on. A quick and enjoyable read.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (January 20, 2015)
Thank you to TLC book tours for giving me the opportunity to read and review another excellent book by Mike Greenberg
24 thoughts on “My Father’s Wives by Mike Greenberg”
Sounds intriguing. I’ll keep this title in mind. Thanks for the review.
Wonder what inspired it?
LOL good point… where did this idea come from? 😀
I liked this book, I didn’t love it. I agree the man can write!!
I just came off a couple of harder reads so I think this one worked well for me because it was an easy read 🙂
My daughter just gave me this book. I can’t wait to read it.
I think the timing was right for this one for me… I needed an enjoyable book I didnt have to work at 🙂
This sounds compelling–but FIVE wives?! 😛
Six actually… counting Jonathan’s mother. 😛 The father was a political guy – a famous senator who apparently, bored easy 🙂
This sounds very interesting and very similar to several men in my family. Very successful but with a tendency to move very quickly through marriages! I like Mike Greenberg and I’ll have to look for this one. Thanks for sharing!
He is a good writer, I have enjoyed both of his books.
I’ve seen mixed reviews for this one. I’m intrigued enough, though, that I’d like to read it.
I found both of his books interesting Kathy. 🙂
When I saw the title I was “ooooh” we would have a common book to read? (I haven’t read it yet). And then I saw “Mike G.” and was “naaaah”. And then I read the description and still was “nah” because it sounds cliché. I’ll stick to reading the “My Father’s Wives” that I selected – a book by Angolan writer Jose Eduardo Agualusa.
LOL, now I need to check out your book of the same title! 😀 That is fun as I was on Good reads yesterday putting in my thoughts of Girl On The Train and there are MANY books with that title!
Haha, I checked that. A lot of those, I agree. But what made my day was seeing: Clean Eating for Busy Families and Sarah on Potty. 😀 Yay for keywords. 😀
Btw, tomorrow I go to another library discussion club meeting. We will talk about “super-women in speculative fiction”. 🙂
OOH! Your discussion club sounds fun! Enjoy!
A book that sounds like it works on so many levels. Thank you for the recommendation.
HI Tracy! Thanks 😉
I’m really interested in this book and am glad you liked it! I haven’t read anything by Mike Greenberg.
I have enjoyed both of his books!
Sounds interesting. I will keep it mind. I am reading HIT AND NUN by Peg Cochran
A one-sitting read is just what I need from time to time. I’m glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour Sheila!
Sheila, I love books about marriage–thanks for the heads-up on this one.