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13 April 2016

Review: 'Some Women' by Emily Liebert (2016)

Annabel Ford has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin boys and keeping her household running smoothly. But when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving, she’s blind-sided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel.

Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising her daughter Fern by herself while advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s absentee father shows up, throwing everything into a tailspin.

Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, Mackenzie Mead has many reasons to count her blessings. But with an imperious mother-in-law—who’s also her boss—and a husband with whom she can no longer seem to connect, something has to give.

On the surface, these three women may not have much in common, but just when they each need someone to lean on, their lives are thrust together, forming unlikely friendships that help each woman navigate her new reality.

On the 5th of April Emily Liebert's latest novel, 'Some Women', was released and this is a book I have been really excited about, and still am! I love Emily Liebert; ever since I read and reviewed her debut novel 'You Knew Me When' (click here to read my review) I've been a big fan of her work and always look forward to her new releases. I also thoroughly enjoyed 'When We Fall' (click here to read my review) and stil have 'Those Secrets We Keep' waiting for me on my to-read shelf, but I'm sure it will be just as great as the others. Obviously I couldn't possibly say no to a review copy of 'Some Women' (thanks to both the publisher and NetGalley) and couldn't wait to get stuck in this promising story!

Annabel Ford is the perfect mother; trying her very best to get everything just right for her twin sons and husband. However, Annabel's strive for perfection is pushing her husband away and her world crumbles down when he, out of the blue, decides he wants a divorce. Piper Whitley is a single mum, willing to do everything for her daughter Fern, and lucky to have found a dedicated boyfriend in the form of Todd. But their world is turned upside down when Fern's father suddenly shops up in town. Mackenzie Mead seems to have it all: the looks, the job, the husband, the house. But the one thing especially her mother-in-law wants, a grandchild, seems to be unreachable. Circumstances bring Annabel, Piper and Mackenzie together, which couldn't have happened at a better time, because all three women are about to be confronted with some big changes; big changes that definitely require the support of a friend.

'Some Women' is another absolutely wonderful read by Emily Liebert and one I can't recommend enough to any women's fiction/chick lit fans, just like her other novels. The book focuses on three female main characters: Annabel, Piper and Mackenzie, and each of them has her own issues in life to deal with and therefore her own story to tell. The three women become close friends as the story progresses, and support each other in their times of need. The three characters are quite different from one another, so I think there will be relatable elements in this novel for any reader, one way or another, whether it's one of the characters or something that happens to them.

I loved all three captivating storylines and how everything was brought together by the author; I really didn't feel like putting the book down and just wanted to keep on reading. The setting immediately felt really familiar, and it was easy to warm to the characters. I especially enjoyed Emily Liebert's writing; it's perfect for a read like this one and a great combination of both description and dialogue, and it just gets better with each of her releases, if you ask me. 'Some Women' is a simply wonderful, well-written and captivating read that I thoroughly enjoyed and didn't want to finish; in my opinion, this really is women's fiction at its best!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Great review! I'll check it out. I love books with intertwining stories, especially when the stories center around strong, female characters. This book sounds similar to Big Little Lies, which I absolutely LOVED - my favorite read of 2015. I'm adding it to my list right now.

    1. Thanks, Kate! I really love Emily Liebert's novels, definitely worth picking up! I'm adding 'Big Little Lies' to my TBR straight away, quite curious to check it out now!