With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack’s perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy’s forced to decide what’s more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her own?
(Before I start this review, I'm just going to say this review won't be super long because I lost my own mother from Pancreatic cancer that went all through her body and she only had about 10 months left to live. This is a touchy subject for myself, and a tear jerker, as always.)
Daisy has been cancer free for 3 years now after beating her breast cancer. Each year they have a party to celebrate, but not this year. She sees her doctor and finds out that she is full of cancer. She is terminal. She has her mind set on two things.
One is to see her husband graduate from college, and the other is to find her husband a new wife.
I don't know if I could find a new wife for my husband? She has five boys, but feels her husband needs help. She never comes out and says he is incompetent, but still, he could do just fine. I think she's shortchanging her husband. Why waste time away from your husband and family when you could be with ALL you have left right now?
I saw a movie that was very similar to this book, but the wife had a baby daughter. She was also looking for a wife for her husband. I don't know that in my life I could do what this book is asking us to accept. Online dating sites? Watching your husband GO on those dates? No! Life does go on after every one of us dies, and the people we love get by. Her husband is still very young, so a little after halfway through I wasn't bored, but I knew he could find a new wife on his own just fine if he wants one. All people are resilient. Yes, we dearly miss the ones we love, but this character is just too repetitive about finding that wife for him.
Overall, the writing was pretty good. I didn't allow myself to get to distraught over the story because of what I said at the beginning. I'd like to read another book by this author, though, but something on a happier note!
I received this book from the publisher, Gallery, Threshold, Pocketbooks in exchange for a review.