Review of A Palm Beach Wife by Susannah Marren


Thank you so much to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I was so intrigued by this book at first mainly due to the cover. It’s absolutely gorgeous and after reading the synopsis of this book I thought it sounded really good, it had potential. But then it really fell flat for me.

Faith and Edward are very wealthy and living a great life with their rich friends in Palm Beach. They have multiple vacation homes all over the globe and Faith runs a very successful vintage designer shop. Then her husband Edward drops a huge bomb on her, they’ve lost all their money and he needs help getting it back. Desperate to keep it from their friends and the community, they start trying to build back up their wealth even with betrayals hitting them left and right.

This book was absolutely ridiculous to me. Instead of being worried about how they were going to pay for anything or how to get their money back Faith is more worried about how this will look to her friends and the fact that she can’t get into certain areas anymore. Really?! And everything that she let Edward get away with was insane.

Another thing I couldn’t stand is all the designer name dropping throughout the book. I understand this is about very wealthy people and their numerous designers they love but I honestly found myself confused and thinking some of the names dropped were actually characters in the book.

To me it felt like this whole book was just about a palm beach wife whining because she had no money and turning a blind eye to everything her husband was doing. I really wasn’t a fan of this one.

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