Hey, everyone. I purposed to read more books this year and shrink my TBR list. Ha! For every book I read, at least two replace it. But that’s another story.
I’ve had James J Cudney’s, “Watching Glass Shatter” on my Kindle for a while. When I read Jay’s guest post on Mae Clair’s site a couple of weeks ago, I moved this one to the top of my list. I’m glad I did.
After 40 years of marriage, Olivia’s husband unexpectedly passes away. But when Ben’s will reveals a life-altering secret, she suffers a blow no widow should ever experience.
Olivia learns that she gave birth to a baby who later died in the nursery. Instead of telling his wife what happened, Ben switched the child with another. And as if that’s not enough, Ben’s will doesn’t reveal which of their five sons is truly not hers.
Olivia visits each of her sons to share a final connection before facing the truth that will change their family and discovers that each of them has been harboring a painful secret, just like their father. But will the secrets destroy their family, or bring them closer together?
Olivia Glass lives what some people would call the perfect life. She’s married to a successful attorney with five grown sons, is the chair for several charitable organizations, and lives in an upscale neighborhood in Connecticut.
But Olivia’s world comes tumbling down when her husband, Ben, dies in a car accident. At the reading of his will, the attorney gives Olivia two handwritten letters from Ben. It shocks her to learn he kept a secret involving one of their sons. Trouble is, she doesn’t know which one.
Before she reveals the contents of the letters to her family, she visits each son in their homes. And she soon learns each one has secrets of his own—all with the potential to destroy the family.
Often when reading a book, I have a favorite character. It was hard to pick just one in this story, as they are all well-developed with both good qualities and flaws. The book will stir your emotions—there is laughter, anger, sorrow—all combined into a compelling plot.
If you like drama and stories about family dynamics, I recommend this book.
James recently released the second book of the series, “Hiding Cracked Glass.” It’s already on my Kindle, and I look forward to reading it.