After the stress of her husband possibly loosing his job takes it's toll, Chloe Harding hopes to reconnect with her husband on long overdue vacation. Upon arrival, she discovers another family has been scheduled to the same villa and at the helm is Hugh Stratton, an ex who broke her heart fifteen years prior. With an agreement to share the villa for the week, Chloe finds herself wondering about life with Hugh as she feels her own marriage falling apart.
Lydia - 3.5 Star
I enjoyed Sleeping Arrangements much more than the last Madeleine Wickham novel I read! This was pleasing and I will definitely now pick up another one of her novels.
The characters were well developed and setting was beautifully depicted. This marriage lit novel takes an interesting look at married life and what happens if you question love lost as Chloe does when unexpectedly forced to spend a week on holiday with another family including the man that broke her heart fifteen years prior.
This novel did make me laugh in spots and definitely had me cringing too and kept me wondering what the outcome would be throughout. If you’re looking for an easy read that delves into married life, pick up this book.
Sleeping Arrangements won’t rank up there with my favourite chick lit novels, but I definitely now look forward to whatever Madeline Wickham has in store for us.
Kathryn - 3.5 Star
I was pleasantly surprised by Sleeping Arrangements as I unfortunately was a bit disappointed by the last Wickham novel I had read. This one though was much more engaging and I read it really quickly. I was getting a bit worried that I would struggle through all her other novels so was glad that didn’t continue with this one.
Sleeping Arrangements is about two families who end up sharing a villa on holiday when they had expected to have the place to themselves. There are old connections between the families which cause some problems but eventually issues are resolved. Generally, although the story isn’t groundbreaking, I thought that the individual characters were dynamic enough that the story was plausible. The scenery was painted really nicely too which definitely helped- I didn’t feel the same way about the other Wickham I’d read so this was better.
If you’re looking for a nice easy read with some good scenes to make you laugh and others to make you cringe then Sleeping Arrangements is definitely recommended.
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