The Jetsetters

By Amanda Eyre Ward

The Jetsetters: A Novel by [Eyre Ward, Amanda]

5 out of 5 stars

I have read every single one of Amanda Eyre Ward’s books and have loved them all. Again, I have fallen in love. The very dysfunctional Perkins family has gathered together for a cruise in Europe that the matriarch Charlotte has won. She hopes that it will be a means of getting her family all together and around her more. Charlotte is a rather distant type of person. She longs for love and joy again, apart from her chardonnay and Triscuits and cheese, yet she was raised to not really show emotion. Lee is an actress with no job and carries a big family secret on her shoulders.  Cord is gay and has not come out to his family. Regan is unhappily married. Against the backdrop of Europe, so beautifully described in the book, can they find some kind of peace and family relationship?

I love how this was not all tied up in a nice little bow. It was messy and chaotic and loving and sad. It was exactly what a family is. A few times I wanted to shake a few of them and that to me is the perfect book, I become so involved in these fictional characters that they become very real to me. Amanda Eyre Ward does that to me every time.

If you have never read Amanda Eyre Ward (firstly, what is wrong with you?), you would not go wrong to read this gem. It comes out March 3.

Thanks to Netgalley and Ballantine Books for a copy of this wonderful book for my reading enjoyment.

4 thoughts on “The Jetsetters

  1. Avery Saenz says:

    I took a novel-writing class with Amanda a few years back in Austin. She is so wonderful and has so much wisdom to share. I haven’t gotten to this book yet, but I’m ordering through B&N now. I’m so happy for Amanda that Reese Witherspoon noticed her work and chose it for her book club. Maybe it’ll be Reese’s next series! *fingers crossed*

    • Mary Ward says:

      I have absolutely loved every single one of Amanda’s books. How cool that you took a class with her. I agree about it being a great new series for Reese to produce.

      • Avery Saenz says:

        I am absolutely loving this book!! I wish I could put a “DO NOT DISTURB” sign on my door so I could finish it already!! Then again, do I really want to finish it already…? lol

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