"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



I absolutely loved Jennifer Haigh's book The Condition. Since it was a great one and her writing style was so easy to follow and get into, I thought I would try her first book, Mrs. Kimble. This book is about three different women who marry the same man, at different time though. A portion of the book is dedicated to each of the women and you see from their point of view how they feel about Mr. Kimble and how he affected their lives. Throughout the book, his son, Charlie, is also incorporated with all of the women.

I loved the different perspectives and the timing of when we meet the characters. By including Charlie in every part of the book, it was a good way to see how everything that Kimble did affected others.

Now I know I shouldn't play favorites, but I would definitely say that the first part of the book with Kimble's first wife, Birdie, was the most interesting. You meet her right after Kimble left and you see how it impacts her life and the lives of her children.

Again, with the writing, I love how the entire book isn't told from one character's point of view. It keeps it interesting!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone. It was a pretty quick read and it was so entertaining. I felt so involved with the characters and I'm sure you will too!


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. If only I could find it in my local bookstore. The book looks pretty interesting!

  2. Fabulous review lady! I wish my to read list wasn't so loooooooong. HA!

  3. must check it out1
    i need a new book to read!
    great review!

  4. That is such a great review...I so need a good read:)

    ps: I am hosting a really cute GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)

  5. I love the sound of this book, great review, want to read it now!