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NINE PATHS TO THE REST OF HER LIFE…
One day, Rose Napolitano’s marriage ends.
Her husband wants a baby – but motherhood has never been part of the plan.
One day, Rose Napolitano’s marriage survives.
She loves her husband. Could she reimagine her future?
Nine different lives.
Following the butterfly effect of one life-defining choice, nine times over, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano winds through all the paths and decisions that shape a life. It cuts to the heart of what it means to be a woman. Every expectation, every choice, every path, every outcome – every piece of oneself that’s lost and found along the way…
For every woman there are many stories.
These are Rose’s.
The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano was a strange one for me. I neither loved it or hated it, it just felt very middle of the road.
I think I would have connected with this one more if I was at a different stage of my life. Because even though I loooove alternate universe and Sliding Doors stories, I just couldn’t connect with the main character of this one. The reason for this is because all of her alternate lives revolved around having or not having a child, and that’s just not a stage I’m at.
I felt a lot of sympathy for Rose though because no matter what life she was in, her husband was Not the One. I really didn’t like him and I was crossing everything that Rose would just leave him. It wasn’t a nice relationship to read about. But that’s kind of the point of the book.
I think this will be a great book for some people. A lot of people will understand the pressure that is being put on Rose to have a child, pressure that comes from within the family and from outside. I just personally didn’t find the book all that exciting or relatable (at least, not for the most part).