Review: Wild Water by Jan Ruth

Happy Friday!  Today I am bringing to you a wonderful story. A story that anyone will relate to even if its for a moment.  This story really pulls on the reader’s heartstrings.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a fantastic weekend!

17736361Book Blurb:

The tragedy and comedy that is Jack’s life; secrets, lies, long lost loves and family ties.
Jack Redman, estate agent to the Cheshire set. An unlikely hero? Or someone to break all the rules? Wild water is the story of forty-something estate agent Jack, who is stressed out not only by work, bills and the approach of Christmas but by the feeling that he and his wife Patsy are growing apart. His misgivings prove founded when he discovers Patsy is having an affair, and is pregnant.
At the same time as his marriage begins to collapse around him, he becomes reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Anna, whom he left for Patsy twenty five years before. His feelings towards Anna reawaken, but will life and family conflicts conspire to keep them apart again?


For years Jack has been living a lie.  Only Jack never knew it.  When his life suddenly spirals out of control with his business, his wife leaving and his children falling to pieces all he can see are the lies and mistakes he’s made.  This is truly highlighted when he sees his former love, Anna.  His world only feels stable around her.  This is particularly true when his wife drops the bomb that she is pregnant and his father becomes ill.  Just when Jack feels like his life is straightening out everything he’s known and the choices he’s made are proven to have been manipulations and lies.  Can Jack pull himself together?  Will he and Anna have a second chance?

This was a wonderful novel illustrating how life can be unpredictable and has the ability to cripple you.  Jack shows the reader that when life really nails you to the wall its all about how you cope with those moments.  It was a definite roller coaster ride of emotions both good and bad.  You truly feel for Jack and all of the things that keep flying his way.  You will also loath his wife, Patsy.  Jan Ruth’s ability to weave a fascinating story with such emotion and relatability is a true talent.  This book is fantastic for a reader looking for an emotional ride that is realistic and engaging.  I look forward to the next wonderful novel by Jan.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Ruth
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 11:41:46

    Thrilled you enjoyed it!


  2. Jan Ruth
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 11:50:46

    I’ve almost completed part 3 of this series, Silent Water.


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