A Dress the Colour of the Sky by Jennifer Irwin
Published by Glass Spider Publishing
Format: Hardcover (PDF)
Length: 322 pages
Release Date: 17 October 2017 (Hardcover)
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Synopsis via Goodreads: For too many years, Prudence Aldrich has been numbing the pain in her life with random sexual encounters. Her marriage to cold, self-centered Nick is, not surprisingly, on the rocks. But after several dangerous experiences with strangers, Prudence finally realizes that she needs therapy to stop her self-destructive behavior, and so she checks into the Serenity Hills rehab center.
Prudence blames herself for her irresponsible behavior and is filled with self-loathing. She’s convinced she’s totally at fault for Nick’s manipulative attitude and that, with therapy, she can return their relationship to its idyllic beginning. However, her therapist and the other members of her rehab group see the person behind the pain. As Prudence learns more about herself and the reasons for her behavior—including startling revelations about her childhood—she begins to understand the basis for her lack of sexual self-respect. She also learns that she’s not entirely to blame for the failure of her marriage. With the positive reinforcement from everyone at Serenity Hills, Prudence learns not to define herself by her past. But moving forward would mean letting go of Nick for good—and Prudence isn’t sure she can.
Please keep in mind that my reviews are of my own opinion and reading experiences.
I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis sounded different than my usual book choices, so when it was brought to my attention I was excited to delve into uncharted territory. Overall, my experience reading Jennifer Irwin’s debut novel A Dress the Color of the Sky was not positive, but I would like to take a few moments to explain why.