Reviewing Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
When I saw the cover and who the author was of Good Company, I knew I needed to have it. I was able to obtain an advanced listening copy and it was fantastic. Narrator Marin Ireland’s voice in various tones and inflections made this novel so enjoyable.
Additionally, Cynthia’s writing is superb. The story of Flora and her family as they go through a realization that shakes the foundation of her marriage kept me engaged and wanting to know what will be Flora’s final decision.
I loved the ending of this novel because it’s a positive and hopeful one. I don’t know how I would feel if it didn’t go that way, to be honest, but because the storyline of this family and their friendships were so captivating, I think I still would have enjoyed it.
Flora’s emotions were raw, real and so relatable that it was hard to stop listening to when life forced me to put the book on pause. I loved how she began to realize her worth and the sacrifices that she had made for her family and that she knew she had the power to decide which way she wants her relationships to go.
Overall, this was a wonderful book that tugs on your heartstrings and leaves you wanting to hug a loved one.
Thank you HarperCollins Canada and for the advanced listener's copy and the gifted book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.
Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company—Good Company—afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now?
With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us.