American Wife fast became a favorite of mine as soon as I started reading it. What I liked most was that one of the main characters, Charlie, reminded...moreAmerican Wife fast became a favorite of mine as soon as I started reading it. What I liked most was that one of the main characters, Charlie, reminded me a lot of my husband. Their personalities are similar, and I also enjoyed the "love story" of how him and his wife met. I am definitely a sucker for a love story!
I also particularly enjoyed how Alice's character was developed throughout the book. The book takes the reader on a journey from her childhood well in to her 60s. I thought that the author did a great job in outlining her life and showing how little life events all connect into a bigger picture.
The book is divided into a few main chunks, and the last chunk was my least favorite. When I first started this last leg, I was disappointed that the author didn't go into a ton of detail as to how Charlie & Alice transitioned into the White House. Up to that point the book had been in such great detail it seemed like a huge let down that, just suddenly, Alice and Charlie are now the President and First Lady. However, the author did eventually go back and highlight the events leading up to their transition to DC. Overall, however, I'm not a fan of politics and found myself getting bored with the details of being the President of the U.S. Lastly, it always tugged at my heart strings when it seemed as though Alice was always still in love with Andrew and that he seemed to be placed first in her heart over Charlie. I love my husband so much and I cannot imagine putting him second next to another man. I found that part hard to digest.
Overall, I still loved the book and that's why I gave it a 4!(less)