Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Reviews: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

The Pilot's WifeThe Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book!! It's sad but sometimes sad things happen for a reason and may also be for the best. I love the story, how it unfolded and the way it ended. The author was just superb!

The book touches on adultery and about how you may live with another person but not being able to truly know that person. And it got me thinking how did she not even have a hint about what's happening? They say that when your husband plays around, the wife would have that gut feeling because he's her husband and a wife would surely be able to know. However, as was also mentioned in the book, if you don't do it, you'll never even think of it and I guess that was the explanation provided by the author.

They say that adultery happens in almost every husband and wife. That no couple is exempt from it. I don't know and I am not sure. My husband works abroad, he's far away from me and far away from our kids. And I don't like it, 3 years away from your family is for me greatly unacceptable and saddening. We miss him, he misses us. However, others are saying that we're lucky nowadays because there's internet, there's yahoo messenger, there's a webcam. Unlike the old days where you can only write letters, which takes days to arrive.

There has been rumors but I trust my husband. Other people may say otherwise, even people close to us, which really hurts and if I've listened to it, our family would have been a broken family by now.

But, I tell you this, only you and your partner knows what's really the score between you two. I remember the way he courted me, the times we fought over such trivial matters but would then kiss and makeup right after. I remember when we were still young, in the early stages of our relationship and he fought for that love when I was ready to just give it all up. Looking back, I can see he loved me, is loving me still and will continue to love me forever. As for me, my love for him is growing deeper everyday than anyone can ever imagine.

Other people would not know any of those things, that is why it's just easy for them to say anything they want. But, between the two of you, your partner and you, you would know. So, don't listen to what others maybe saying but listen to your heart. The answer is there. The truth is there.

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  1. An enjoyable read The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.



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