Title: Trophy Life
Author: Lea Geller
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Release Date: April 9, 2019
What a sweet, funny book! Based on the synopsis, I wasn’t expecting the level of depth we got here and was pleased to find it wasn’t a fluffy, superficial read. This is Geller’s debut novel and she is someone that I’d definitely keep an eye on in the future.
The story of Agnes and her abruptly uprooted life is funny, but also full of heart. The relationship between Agnes and husband (who is 20 years her senior) is real, although many others doubt the love between them thinking that she’s just a gold digger and he’s going to replace her with a younger woman down the line. Agnes struggles when her husband goes MIA and wonders if the people in her life were right to be skeptical. She doubts the sincerity of her marriage, doubts her own abilities as a wife and mother.
It was interesting to see the dynamic of this particular marriage and this author’s insight into being in a relationship with an older man. I don’t feel like she generalized and it wasn’t a stereotypical relationship; I found myself invested, wondering what would happen to them.
Such a lovely read that I recommend to those who love women’s literature and author’s such as Kristan Higgins and Jojo Moyes.
An e-arc of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!