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51voYV8iIwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Reviewed by Meg Massey

Georgia Waltz was living a charmed life in a Manhattan apartment with two beautiful children and her husband, Ben Silver. But when her husband dies suddenly, Georgia is shocked to discover that her once-successful lawyer husband left her and their daughters virtually penniless.

While Georgia must find a way to support herself and her daughters, she learns more devastating truths about him that would leave any woman reeling. But Georgia somehow finds the strength to let herself move on, in life and in love.

Sally Koslow’s The Widow Waltz is an endearing tale about love, loss and life. The author approaches Georgia’s difficult situation with just the right amount of humor, thanks to characters like Georgia’s brother Stephan. Despite Georgia’s once lavish lifestyle, she’s a relatable character you’ll find yourself rooting for as she works to find herself and support her daughters. Her daughters, Nicola and Luey, experience tremendous growth inside the pages of this novel. Once spoiled and accustomed to their own separate lives, the two sisters grow into well-rounded young women, and also experience a newfound closeness with their mother.

And in the novel’s final line, “I am choosing happiness”, I was inspired to find hope and happiness in my own experiences, as tragic as they sometimes seem. In short, this novel is one that will make an impression, with characters you won’t soon forget.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Plume. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.