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~Free Book ♁ Queen of Broken Hearts ⚖ The national bestselling author of The Same Sweet Girls and The Sunday Wife returns with another compulsively readable novelIt s not easy being the Queen of Broken Hearts Just ask Clare, who has willingly assumed the mantle while her career as a divorce coach thrives Now she s preparing to open a permanent home for the retreats she leads, on a slice of breathtaking property on the Alabama coast owned by her mother in law Make that former mother in law, a colorful eccentric who teaches Clare much about love and sacrifice and living freely When Clare s marriage ends in tragedy, her work becomes the sole focus of her life While Clare has no problem helping the hundreds of men and women who seek her advice to mend their broken hearts, healing her own is another matter entirely Falling in love again is the last thing she wantsSo when Lex a charismatic, charming, burly sea captain moves to town to run the marina, Clare insists they remain friends and nothing But even though she fights it, she begins to fall for him and then finds she has a rival, his estranged wife AnnaleeA story infused with all the flavors, textures, and intrigues of a small Southern town, with a rich, resonant center, Queen of Broken Hearts is a bold step forward for Cassandra King Today I finished the LONG, 412 page novel by Cassandra King who happens to be the wife of Pat Conroy, one of the most talented writers living today If you have never read The Prince of Tides, it should be on your short list called The Queen of Broken Hearts The novel is set in Alabama and is filled with deeply drawn, flawed, but lovable, characters The protagonist is a widow, in her late 40 s or early 50s, whose husband died in the woods near their home, when the gun he was carrying w Today I finished the LONG, 412 page novel by Cassandra King who happens to be the wife of Pat Conroy, one of the most talented writers living today If you have never read The Prince of Tides, it should be on your short list called The Queen of Broken Hearts The novel is set in Alabama and is filled with deeply drawn, flawed, but lovable, characters The protagonist is a widow, in her late 40 s or early 50s, whose husband died in the woods near their home, when the gun he was carrying went off That is all we know until nearly the end Was it suicide or an accident There was no foul play The couple had been madly in love but there were demons that, perhaps, needed tending Claire is a therapist who counsels women going through divorce She runs retreats for these women to help them mourn the loss of their marriages, and to find a way to move on Claire s best friend, Dory, Dory s husband, Son, and two men who vie for Claire s heart play pivotal roles in the story, as does her mother in law, Catherine Zoe, and her step daughter, Hailey, whose own marriage may not be all she thought.I loved the descriptions of the thick and plush Alabama countryside, with its unique odors of warm marshes in the deep south, odors which no one can quite imagine if they have not been there I have, so I could easily relate to the descriptions There is so much love and caring among these characters I felt part of their community, felt their losses and joys for the time I spent reading the novel The book could have been shorter, but I supposed King needed to make it lengthy to include all her detailed descriptions, dialogues and backstories It was a good book, though not as great as the ratings might indicate About 3 pages into this book, I had to make sure that it wasn t the second book in a series After i determined it was not, I picked it up again A few pages later, I had to check again just to make sure Finally, I realized that the past events the author is alluding to have not been discussed yet The entire book was this way references to past events or feelings which is finally revealed in detail about 10 pages It was quite frustrating One of my other frustrations with this book was the About 3 pages into this book, I had to make sure that it wasn t the second book in a series After i determined it was not, I picked it up again A few pages later, I had to check again just to make sure Finally, I realized that the past events the author is alluding to have not been discussed yet The entire book was this way references to past events or feelings which is finally revealed in detail about 10 pages It was quite frustrating One of my other frustrations with this book was the authors frequent use of phrases like Here s what happened or Here s what she said The character has already stated their intention to tell you the story or what was said Why say Here s what happened I also had quite a bit of trouble with the characters How is a therapist so oblivious to everything going on in the lives of the people closest to her And Rye was a pansy and Lex was a fool This book was a waste of my time.l You need to read this in the garden with an iced tea or mint julep to sip on The language is evocotive of Southern society and the environment and it flows with description and dialogue The pace can feel a bit slow unless you have the time to enjoy it its not a quick read There is a huge cast of characters but interestingly it doesn t feel crowded as can often be the case They are well developed and complex but the relationships between the characters and in general are really the heart of You need to read this in the garden with an iced tea or mint julep to sip on The language is evocotive of Southern society and the environment and it flows with description and dialogue The pace can feel a bit slow unless you have the time to enjoy it its not a quick read There is a huge cast of characters but interestingly it doesn t feel crowded as can often be the case They are well developed and complex but the relationships between the characters and in general are really the heart of this book I approached Cassandra King s Queen of Broken Hearts with so much raw anticipation I had just finished and loved King s The Sunday Wife I was eager to get caught up her in lovely prose and finely wrought characters again In that respect, Queen of Broken Hearts does not disappoint The novel is the tale of Clare Ballenger, a celebrated psychoanalyst specializing in divorce We see Clare as she navigates her own relationships following her husband s unexpected death The book is full of insight I approached Cassandra King s Queen of Broken Hearts with so much raw anticipation I had just finished and loved King s The Sunday Wife I was eager to get caught up her in lovely prose and finely wrought characters again In that respect, Queen of Broken Hearts does not disappoint The novel is the tale of Clare Ballenger, a celebrated psychoanalyst specializing in divorce We see Clare as she navigates her own relationships following her husband s unexpected death The book is full of insight into human interaction, dealing with grief, and the logistics of starting over King has given us all a primer of life with this book Using engaging characters, we take the journey willingly, eager to reach the outcome, knowing we will be enriched But ultimately, I was not as enchanted with this novel as I was with The Sunday Wife King chooses to tell the story in first person, present tense This gives it an immediacy, an urgency But darn it, there is so much backstory about each of her participants we, as readers, need to know, that she frequently lapses into past tense And that s where it bogged down for me Yes, I know that all that backstory was needed, that I could never have understood Clare and her story without it But just when the plot gets flowing nicely, it is interrupted by explanation of what went before And that was a story killer for me For others, I m sure it won t matter, so it certainly shouldn t be a reason to not pick up this admirable book And I truly recommend it to anyone who has suffered a divorce One other thing, I love King s irony in naming her protagonist Clare For this woman who sees such clarity in others predicaments sees very little in her own But go with her on her journey and find out if that clarity ever shows up for this aptly named character Queen of Broken Hearts was exactly what I needed at this time in my reading life After an intense, and troubling read not to mention an intense, troubling time in our nation s history , I wanted simply to enjoy a book Enter Cassandra King She is a good, Southern writer Her characters are colorful though somewhat predictable and her plotlines are engaging In Queen of Broken Hearts, the protagonist, Clare, is a therapist working primarily with clients who are at crossroads in their marriag Queen of Broken Hearts was exactly what I needed at this time in my reading life After an intense, and troubling read not to mention an intense, troubling time in our nation s history , I wanted simply to enjoy a book Enter Cassandra King She is a good, Southern writer Her characters are colorful though somewhat predictable and her plotlines are engaging In Queen of Broken Hearts, the protagonist, Clare, is a therapist working primarily with clients who are at crossroads in their marriages She sof a divorce counselor than a marriage counselor, often helping her clients to heal from their failed trips down the aisle Professionally, she s on point Personally, she s a mess Still reeling from her husband s apparent suicide, Clare could use some introspection of her own Queen of Broken Hearts is Clare s journey of reflection and of healing Though the book takes a rather dim view of marriage, it celebrates sisterhood and the bonds among strong women There was so much information in this book that isn t necessary and is kind of confusing because characters are mentioned like we are supposed to know who they are.Basically, you re just reading about a year in the life of this woman and nothing actually happens. I just got this book from my favorite thrift store for books As I m reading the reviews, I notice that there are two reviews that are exactly the same one by someone named Alice, one by someone named Sharon Reyes I left comments on both What is up with that Is this done to bring the star level up It really makes me wonder about the book and about the author and I m not sure I ll even read it now.What do you all think about this Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King is one of the best books I ve read in a long time It is poignant, uplifting, tear jerking and insightful When I opened the book to the first page, my heart plummeted First person point of view not my favorite And I d just finished another review book in first person that I most definitely did not like Not only was this one in first person, but present tense a double whammy To say I started reading with a negative attitude in place would be a t Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King is one of the best books I ve read in a long time It is poignant, uplifting, tear jerking and insightful When I opened the book to the first page, my heart plummeted First person point of view not my favorite And I d just finished another review book in first person that I most definitely did not like Not only was this one in first person, but present tense a double whammy To say I started reading with a negative attitude in place would be a truism Then the story took over and I forgot about the point of view While the present tense did occasionally intrude, the story was so well written that I couldn t count that against it Like Steel Magnolias or Fried Green Tomatoes , this is a story of the deep South, but it touches on themes that affect us all.The story is set in a small Alabama coastal town and centers around Clare, a therapist who s got her own problems Clare, a widow, runs group sessions and retreats for women going through divorce Her work is everything to her, even taking precedence over the two men who want her asthan just a friend She can dish out advice, but when it comes to taking it herself, Clare hasthan a few problems Full of quirky characters, Queen of Broken Hearts will make you laugh and cry, cheer and boo, but most of all, it will make you keep reading to the very end The story has a touch of romance and all the angst you can handle as you get a peek at the lives of the inhabitants of Fairhope This one is definitely a keeper Nothing earth shattering but an ok read.