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Family Pictures ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Family Pictures By Jane Green ✸ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk NY Times bestseller Jane Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealedFrom the author of Another Piece of My Heart comes the gripping story o NY Times bestseller Jane Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealedFrom the author of Another Piece of My Heart comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school They're both in their forties and have husbands who travel than either of them would like They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected But when a shocking secret is exposed their lives are blown apart As dark truths from the past reveal themselves will these two women be able to learn to forgive for the sake of their children if not for themselves.

  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • Family Pictures
  • Jane Green
  • English
  • 08 August 2014
  • 9780312591830

About the Author: Jane Green

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10 thoughts on “Family Pictures

  1. Beth Gordon Beth Gordon says:

    I found this book frustrating You could figure out the big mystery by page 20; however it was revealed around page 130 110 pages of set up that went by very slowly and in my opinion needlessly I was also frustrated that we really never found out anything about Mark I know I know this is chick lit It's about the WOmen not the men But I wanted to know WHY There's one vague sentence later on in the book; I suppose that's all the author was going to give us Then there's the implausibility factor There are 100 million households in the United States and Evie just stumbled on the ONE that she was linked to Then to make it all even implausible that happens on the exact DAY that Sylvie runs into the truth that has been hidden over the past decade? Oh give me a break Onto the positivesIt was an easy read The character Maggie makes the biggest change throughout the book We all wish we could be as centered as Sylvie Both teenage girls have their dirty little secrets although how Grace's is resolved isn't talked about Can parents be this self absorbed and ignorant to what's going on in their children's lives? Unfortunately that part is probably realistic This is my first Jane Green book and it will probably be my last

  2. Courtney Courtney says:

    I have said this before Jemima J is one of my favorite books in the world I love absolutely everything Jane Green wrote in England Her US stuff has been increasingly awful and this book is a culmination of several stories already told poorly in other books I think I might be done I am not in her demographic and I find the constant never ending disparaging comments about women younger than 40 absolutely obnoxious This entire book could have been predicted in the first 10 pages every single piece of it It was all straight out of a textbook for how to write women's fiction from the supportivedisloyal best friends to the wimpy main character to the plot development that changes all of their lives all expected and so freaking boring Yoga has been in each of the last three books as something that calms the main characters Really? I didn't know that yoga was supposed to be calming I also did not know that an internationally acclaimed author could not come up with a single other activity that her main characters could enjoy so that loyal readers could distinguish one protagonist from another when recalling booksMy personal favorite paragraph was the mention of how the main character's candle empire was the first to enter the home space since Martha That is such lazy writing that I really want to know if the editor was on vacation that week or if the author sells so many books that it is not worth the hassle to encourage her to do better I would at least empathize with the latterGood grief someone who used to be one of my favorite authors is now being relegated to Janet Evanovich and Mary Higgins Clark status which is phoning it in to cash a check What happened to the person who wrote Jemima J Mr Maybe To Have and To Hold Babyville? I get that she matured and moved to the US but did the prose have to suffer as a result? Something else enough with the mixture of British and American phrases Come to mine when referring to going over to someone's house is a British phrase Americans finish the sentence with the noun come to my house The use of the word proper is also British We have a place for it but it prefaced no fewer than 10 different sets of circumstances My favorite was I have to give you the proper money for them This is not American phrasing it is British At least have the main character be of British decent to cover up some of these slips No wait the main character was of French decent for some reason Perhaps that was the huge differentiator from one book to anotherI am being particularly picky here because again I loved this author she was phenomenal With this latest offering she is officially on the check if her books are offered on Overdrive every once in a while list

  3. Josee Josee says:

    Thank you so much to Goodreads and the author for sending me this might be one of the bestI ever read I could not put it down It was filled with emotions drama and love true story for true readers Thank you

  4. Bren Bren says:

    “You discover something so awful so life changing the only way you can cope is to jump straight into denial” ― Jane Green Family PicturesThis was a good book I enjoyed this book way then I thought I would I originally worried because I was unsure it was the book for me I need not have though as it was warm interesting and compulsively readableI also figured it would be rated higher on here I admit to being rather surprised it is not But I see some of my GR friends liked it toothat is good Family Pictures was a pleasant surpriseSome people have said it is predictable It is to an extent I did figure out the twist almost immediately but that in no way dulled my enjoyment of the book I thought the characters were written extremely well and were very realistic faults and all I also got uite involved as I wanted to see where the story would go I was in no way ever bored reading this and I found so many aspects of it realisticSPOILERSThe ending was just wrapped up a tad to perfectly but I was surprisingly OK with that It is nice to have a happy ending sometimes as it seems many of my reads lately have horrible endingsFamily Pictures may not be the most original book out there but it is well written and fun the perfect summer read I loved it

  5. Kate Kate says:

    I first read Jane Green when I was in my early twenties – back then she was writing the kind of fluffy chick lit that filled my weekends those days before children when I’d lie around reading books and pondering where I’d go for breakfast In many senses I’ve aged alongside Jane Green Her books about boyfriends were replaced with stories about weddings and babies and now those have been replaced with books about forty something year old women worrying about both their teenagers and their aging parentsGreen’s latest release is The Accidental Husband to be titled Family Pictures in the US It’s the story of two women Maggie and Sylvie – strangers and living on opposite coasts in the US However they have one particular thing in common – their husband note that’s not a pluralBoth women have grown children on the verge of leaving home both are surrounded by friends and both have beautiful homes and essentially enviable lives Needless to say that when they discover that the man they have both married Mark has been leading a double life their worlds collapseEvery so often there is a real life example of this story in the media It’s hard not to be fascinated especially when you start thinking of the logistics of such a situation I’m always struck by how exhausting it would be to keep up with two families I’m flat out dealing with oneGreen creates a feasible scenario for Mark Sylvie and Maggie – a guy running his own business with clients all over the US and two women who were absorbed in their own lives family issues and friends much as you would expect of women whose husbands were often awayUnfortunately this book missed the mark for me It lacked the humour of Green’s earlier stories and the characters were predicatable – particularly Maggie as the self absorbed social climbing Connecticut wifeI had a major issue with the way that the pivotal point in the plot when the wives discover Mark’s duplicity unfolds Without revealing how it comes about I simply found it all too coincidental And really once that had happened Green couldn’t win me backI also felt the rags to riches and riches to rags themes too contrived Add to that some mother issues father issues eating disorders teenage drinking and care of an elderly parent and it all got a bit much and ultimately fell together a bit too neatly25 Too many issues crammed into one story If you want to read Green go ‘vintage’ and pick up Mr Maybe or Straight TalkingI received a copy of The Accidental Husband courtesy of the publisher Penguin Books Australia via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewSee my full review here

  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    ★★★½Family Pictures is a standalone women’s fiction novel written by Jane Green I have read a few of Ms Green’s books; I have enjoyed some and not enjoyed others Family Pictures kind of fell in the middle for me There were two parallel storylines that threaded together later on and although this style keeps readers entertained and on their toes I found myself much invested in one than the other to the point where I was resisting the urge to skip whole chapters But overall I applaud Ms Green for addressing some very real issues involving disordered eating and controversial family dynamics both which provide a grave amount of strain to these two families The book had some stressful parts but overall it ended with an air of optimism and new beginnings That’s all we can really hope for in life right? If the path we’re on gets blocked then maybe we get a chance to begin again? If you have historically enjoyed Jane Green’s writing or if you just like women’s fiction in general take a look at Family PicturesMy favorite uote ”We look after each other's daughters It doesn't matter who they belong to It's the responsibility we take on when we become mothers”

  7. Sue Ellen Sue Ellen says:

    This is one of those books you pick up start reading and half way through your day you realize you're not putting it down until it is finished The beginning setting started out a little cliche but somehow it swiftly moves into a story you will believe in As far as character development goes sometimes I felt like I was so close to the characters I actually felt uncomfortable when they had intimate moments I loved that the characters not only had things happen to them but were effected by the turn of events in ways that made them seem true Also this book makes references to current technologies ideas and styles making it accurate and believable BUT what sticks out the most to me was one particular character I loved the character Buck and his relationship with his mother after everything had happened He has some sage advice for his mother Teenagers aren't normally recognized as wise beings with insight Sometimes though you find an old soul in a young person Jane Green displayed this beautifully in Buck I loved that And I loved this good read

  8. Jacki (Julia Flyte) Jacki (Julia Flyte) says:

    I was torn between giving this book 3 stars and 4 stars On the one hand it's fairly predictable the characters are not terribly compelling it hinges on an enormous and very unlikely coincidence and the ending is saccarine sweet On the other hand it's immensely readable I devoured it in one sitting and despite its flaws it has a genuine charm The story is about two women living on opposite sides of the US Sylvie and Maggie who lead uite different lives but will get to know one another over the course of the book The connection between them is pretty easy to guess from the outset although it is meant to come as a surprise Sylvie is the likeable character initially although she's a littlewet Maggie is highly status conscious and pretty shallow although she develops depth as the novel proceeds They both have teenage daughters who have struggles of their own and husbands who travel a lot for work and may or may not be unfaithful to them The theme of the book is really about picking yourself up after your world falls apart and finding yourself in the second act of your life Look it's not a great book but as I say it's very readable and I liked it than I would have expected The sub plot which deals with a teenager's eating disorder is well done and I liked the way that both women developed friendships to sustain them If you're after something light and easy to read you could do far worse

  9. Dana Dana says:

    Last night I finished Family Pictures by Jane Green Jane Jane Jane what can I say? That she has lost her touch? That she has dumbed herself down that this was the most contrived and predictable book I have read perhaps ever? I CAN say those things and I am saying them and YET I enjoyed the book It was light fun lured me into its predictable web and didn't let me go until I finished Green's earliest books continue to be the best of her work Family Pictures is an improvement over her last novel which was simply horrible Another Piece of My Heart but it was barely a step above a Danielle Steel novel Green is a good writer technically but her plot was ridiculously farfetched with one coincidence after another none of which were plausible Still I kept reading hoping for a shock or turn of events The last few pages were the most ridiculous of all However I finished the novel knowing I enjoyed the few days I spent inside its pages How is that for a paradoxical review?

  10. Patty Patty says:

    Family PicturesByJane GreenMy in a nutshell summaryTwo familiesone East Coastone West Coastand a crisisan almost unbelievable crisisthat literally almost destroys everyoneMy thoughts after reading this bookWowI could not put this book down I loved every chapter every event every dysfunctional moment that these family members lived through Sylvie and Maggieliving the lives they felt they were meant to livedestined to liveand a chance meeting of the daughters and lives collapse I don't really want to share too much of the actual storyyou would hate meit's so much better to have your suspicions about Markthe husbandperpetratorreallyeach chapter just flies by as you read and of this supercharged family saga Just know that it's about two families who are totally unaware of each other's existence until this chance meetingthis random chance meetingliterally destroys them Enough said about the destruction because this book is also about growth and salvation So yummyWhat I loved about this bookYou can't read this book without loving Sylvie and wanting her in your life Loving creative strong insecure sad and infinitely cherishablethat is how I would describe Sylvie Wait until you read about her French motherOMGyou will love Sylvie even AndMaggieyou will love after the crisis Maggie this was one of the best parts of Family PicturesMaggie's storyAnd BuckMaggie's youngest sonyou will want to cry when he takes Maggie to dinnerI loved itWhat I did not loveJust because it's so much fun to read about the characters you love to hateSylvie's mom before the crisis Maggie dishonest husband Marksomeif not allof Maggie's friendseven Grace and Evedaughterscould be annoying at timesFinal thoughtsJust a yummy yummy bookfilled with awesomely fascinating dysfunctional situations and characterswho were able to grow and change

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