Thursday 28 February 2019

Other people's houses - Abbi Waxman

Paperback 352 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Berkley
Borrowed from friend

My Thoughts
The first 80 pages were good, but then it got even better. It's not like something changed, I just got really invested in these people. I am older, I live in suburbia, I have a kid, this one does hit closer to home than hot singles finding love in the city.

Frances is too nice and helpful. The other mums call her Saint Frances, ugh, I wanted to slap them. But through Frances we see all the silly mummies. Those who compete and wants to be best at everything, while Frances, if kind, scrapes by on the minimum.
Also her husband says the most romantic thing ever. Damn, he loves her, just as she is. And sure their marriage is not exciting. It is boring and smexless, but hey they are content.

Then there is Anne who cheats on her husband and Frances catches her in the act...the clock is ticking to meltdown.

Ben, well honestly he was not around much and I did not see why he had a little POV at all.

Iris, who wants another kid but her wife is busy being a actress.

Suburbia. School runs. Family crisis. Something made me read and read and finish it quickly when it finally took off. I really enjoyed this one, more than the previous one.

At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband...

*record scratch*

As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton's wife is mysteriously missing, and now this...

After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that's a notion easier said than done when Anne's husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage. (less)


  1. Oh the perfect sounding read for my next women's fiction selection. Thanks Blodeuedd

  2. Oh yes, this sounds like it has plenty of drama.

  3. It's great that this one was better

  4. Hmm you know I reckon this would be one I'd like too. I have read one of her books and liked it. Okay onto my list!

  5. It is nice when you become invested in the characters.

  6. I read this, I thought it was okay

  7. This sounds like something that I would probably like. I will have to look for it.

  8. This one resonated with me, too. I loved seeing ordinary Frances and her neighbors get this story.

  9. Yeah, I think as we get older and go through stages of life, certain books speak to us more :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. YUp suburbia and gossip and kids, that's me, lol



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