Releasing Gillian’s Wolves
Gillian Sach is the very model of a Congressman’s wife; she gardens, cooks, dabbles in sketching…and ignores her husband’s infidelities. Gillian’s friends and family have begged her to leave but she can’t bring herself to put her family through the media sensation that divorcing a prominent politician would cause. When she comes face-to-face with Jack’s latest dalliance something inside Gillian breaks loose – the girl is younger than their own daughter. With the support of her children, her close friends and her family, Gillian emerges from her husband’s shadow, ready to find happiness on her own terms.
I thoroughly enjoyed the journey I took with Woolpy’s characters. Her character’s conversations were organic and full of the cadences and patterns of real people. The one discordant note stemmed from the lack of conflict that the main character experiences. Gillian may not have an obstacle at every corner, but as she discards the trappings of a never-quite-right life and emerges into a more promising path (can you say shopping spree and world travel?!!) Woolpy does a superb job of capturing that metamorphosis.
|Page Count||280 pages|
|Publisher||Bats in the Boathouse Press|
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