Great Summer Read: Wife 22 Book Review

Win it too! Looking for a good read for the summer or a new book for your Book Club?

Check out our Wife 22 book review and scoop below. Check out Melanie Gideon’s new book, Wife 22, which hits stores on May 29th. Check out our Wife 22 book review and scoop below.

Wife 22 Book Review

We received an advanced copy to review and I read it last weekend in about 48 hours as I couldn’t put it down. The book just spoke to me as someone who is married for almost 10 years with 2 children as the main character, a suburban wife, takes stock of her life. I loved how modern and relevant this book felt to my life too – especially as the character carries on texting relationships, a mysterious Facebook friendship, and a hysterical foray into Twitter.

Here’s the official scoop as this is a great synopsis – and watch the trailer too!

For fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I
Don’t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing
herself . . . and finding herself again . . . in the middle of her life.

When Alice Buckle, who has been married to William for nearly twenty years,
receives a survey in her e-mail from the Netherfield Center for the Study of
Marital Happiness, she is in the doldrums. She loves her husband but they’ve
grown distant, she is bored with her job, and her adolescent children need
her less now. And she has reached the age at which her mother died. So as
she idly begins answering the questions, she finds herself baring her soul
in an anonymous survey she never even intended to respond to. As she
struggles, she realizes it has been years since anyone asked deep, serious
questions of her, and really listened to her answers. Soon her entire life
as she knows it is called into question.

 

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Comments

  1. Sue says:

    I am formulating my summer reading list right now and this looks like a great addition! :)

  2. Patricia Crowley says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  3. Sheila K. says:

    I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  4. Donna L says:

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  5. Jessica T. says:

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  6. Allison says:

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  8. Natalie says:

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  9. Jessie C. says:

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  10. Mami2jcn says:

    I love Bridget Jones’ Diary so this sounds really interesting.

  11. ger says:

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  12. Sharon I says:

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  16. jeannine s says:

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  17. Marilyn Wons says:

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  18. Anissa says:

    Bridget Jones was such a fun book :)

  19. C.P. says:

    I’m an avid reader and this book sounds right up my alley! I love it when a story sucks you in!

  20. DARLA KIDDER says:

    The story in this book almost sounds like my life.

  21. Susan Smith says:

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  22. Lisa Ruppert says:

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  25. Pauline M says:

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  27. Ann F says:

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  28. Kelly D says:

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  29. Margaret Smith says:

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    Thanks so much.

  30. Caitlin McClure says:

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  36. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A DATE NIGHT WITH MY HUBBY.

  37. Susan Smith says:

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  38. Sharyn says:

    could really use a that night out with hubby and definitely want a great read for relaxing. Thanks for the chance

  39. Leann Lindeman says:

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  43. Ellie W says:

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  44. Miranda says:

    Would love to win this! My hubby and I have only been out for a few hours away from our 3 boys maybe 2 times in 5 years, this would be awesome for us :)

  45. Brandy says:

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  46. Cynthia C says:

    I’m looking for good books to take to the beach.

  47. Mary C says:

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  48. ger says:

    daily entry. 5/22

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  50. Natalie says:

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  53. Pauline M says:

    daily entry 5/22

  54. Idaho Jill says:

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  56. Miranda says:

    Daily Entry….Would love to win! 05/23/12

  57. Sheila K. says:

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  58. ger says:

    Daily entry. 5/23

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  61. Sarah H. says:

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    daily entry 5/23

  63. Daniel M says:

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  65. Sheila K. says:

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  66. Sarah H. says:

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  67. Natalie says:

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  68. Pauline M says:

    daily entry 5/24

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  70. Crystal F says:

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    daily entry 5/25

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  78. Cynthia C says:

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  96. Sheila K. says:

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    daily entry 05-29

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  102. Katie R says:

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  111. Katie R says:

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    Daily Entry 5/31

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  118. Katie R says:

    Daily Entry 5/31
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  119. Sheila K. says:

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  120. Allison says:

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  121. patricia says:

    daily entry 06-01

  122. Cynthia W says:

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  123. Cynthia C says:

    Daily entry 6/1

  124. Elena says:

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  125. Wehaf says:

    June 1 entry!

  126. Cynthia W says:

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  127. Sheila K. says:

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  129. patricia says:

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  130. Cynthia C says:

    Daily entry 6/2

  131. Elena says:

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  134. Diane Baum says:

    Always looking for another great read, thank you!

  135. Patrice says:

    This sounds like my kind of book!

  136. Sarah Z says:

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  137. tamar says:

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  138. Debbie C says:

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  139. Miz Vickik says:

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  140. Cynthia W says:

    Daily entry for 6/3

  141. Katie R says:

    daily entry 6/3

  142. Sheila K. says:

    6/3 daily entry!

  143. patricia says:

    daily entry 06-03. It is a wonderful sunday!!

  144. Cynthia C says:

    Daily Entry 6/3

  145. Pauline M says:

    daily entry 6/3

  146. Geoff K says:

    I love books about characters rediscovering themselves, and this one sounds like the perfect summer read. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  147. Wehaf says:

    June 3 entry!

  148. ger says:

    daily entry. 6/3

  149. candace swoveland says:

    ty for opp.

  150. Elena says:

    daily entry 6/3

  151. Stacy says:

    Looks like a good summer read. Thanks for sharing!

  152. Harriett Daniel says:

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  153. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I would love to add this book to my collection. Sounds really good.

  154. Kathleen Conner says:

    I’m a huge fan of Helen Fielding, so I expect that I’ll enjoy reading this!

  155. tallcapp says:

    I’ve read her other books, so I expect to enjoy this one as well.

  156. amy says:

    My book club is always looking for something new

  157. Laurie Emerson says:

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  158. LISA BLUMENSTEIN says:

    6/3 dly entry

  159. Jill L says:

    Needing some good books to read by the pool this summer. This looks good.

  160. Christine says:

    sounds like a good read

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  162. Anonymous says:

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  163. Betty C says:

    This sounds very interesting. Not my usual type of book at all and that tells me I need more variety in my reading.

  164. Shannon says:

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  166. chadro says:

    no one hardly listening to her – that’s sad

  167. Christy Weller says:

    Would like to read this, sounds like a good book.

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  168. Sue C. says:

    Looks like a good summer read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  169. Cynthia W says:

    Entering again. Thanks!

  170. Cynthia C says:

    Daily entry 6/4

  171. carol y l says:

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  172. Patrice says:

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  173. This looks like a really good read, I am adding it to my Nook wishlist.

  174. patricia says:

    daily entry 06-04

  175. Nicole C. says:

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  176. Katie R says:

    Daily entry – Thanks
    6/4/12

  177. Erica C. says:

    Great prize :)

  178. Pauline M says:

    daily entry 6/4

  179. clynsg says:

    The book sounds good, but to be honest , so does the gift card!

  180. 6/4 DLY ENTRY

  181. Dawn Reid says:

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  182. AEKZ2 says:

    I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance!

  183. Leslie S. says:

    This sounds like a great book. Thanks!

  184. spirit_kim says:

    I love to read thanks for the great giveaway!

  185. Angela Cisco says:

    I have been reading like cray, I could always use another one

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  187. Beverly Metcalf says:

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  188. Sand says:

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  189. Roxann says:

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  190. Breanne says:

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  192. Wehaf says:

    Final daily entry!

  193. Sarah L says:

    Looks interesting.
    Thanks for the contest.

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