The Other Woman – Jane Green

Jane Green is always reliable on the old chicklit front, and The Other Woman was the first book I spotted in my recent trip to the Barbican Library. Not as gripping as some of her other novels, or perhaps I’m just getting to familiar with them now, and the blurb on the back cover is fine as far as bare facts go but seems to over egg the differences between Ellie, the main character, and husband-to-be, Dan who’s mother is “The Other Woman” of the title.

Ellie is rather less likeable than other lead characters that Jane Green has created, being too preoccupied with her own desires, needs and emotions to see situations from other people’s perspectives until the light dawns (or, rather, is shone directly at her) so as to achieve the requisite happy ending.

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