Read The Goddesses Online Free - The Descendants meets Single White Female in this captivating novel about a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, only to find herself wrapped up in a dangerous friendship, from the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful.
When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply within Nancy. They are soon spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helps Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and closer to Ana skipping family dinners and leaving the twins to their own devices she feels a happiness and understanding unlike anything she's ever experienced, and she knows that she will do anything Ana asks of her.
A mesmerizing story of friendship and manipulation set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island, The Goddesses is a stunning psychological novel by one of our most exciting young writers.
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
February 09, 2017
WHAT DID I JUST READ?
To get right to it: after finishing The Goddesses, I had two main reactions:
-I wish Huntley had gone full "Single White Female" in the end and taken the crazy to 11 rather than a lukewarm embrace in the climax
-Why does this book exist, why did I keep reading this, and who wo...
July 08, 2017
This book is about Nancy who recently moved with her husband Chuck and their teenage twins to Hawaii. In the island she meets Ana (pronounced "O-na") who is a yoga instructor, among other things. They start a friendship where Nancy is more of a traditional stay-at-home mom and Ana is sort of an a...
July 23, 2017
Part of the reason romance books and I don't get along is the "instant love" many feature. You know, when two people meet and a week later they're sure they should be married and serenading each other under the sunset. Gag me. This isn't a romantic book, but it features the same kind of connectio...
June 19, 2017
Enough with the bad reviews! This is a brilliant book, and has a lot to offer, especially on a deeper level. That seems to be a strength of author Swan Huntley, the ability to write from inside someone's mind, their soul even.
Nancy is a woman who's had her heart broken, and, not to sound cliche,...
June 27, 2017
I previously read Swan Huntley's first novel, We Could Be Beautiful and I loved it so much that I was excited to read this next novel . WCBB had lots of twists and wasn't predictable. This one didn't really capture my interest and I didn't find that I liked any of the characters. I almost gave up...
August 16, 2017
I’m pretty conflicted trying to decide exactly how I feel about this one, there were many things that I really liked and then there were also many things that bothered me. Middle of the road reviews are my least favorite kind, I have the hardest time writing them, but I think I’ll stick to the fo...
July 06, 2017
My Review of "The Goddesses" by Swan Huntley
First of all I would like to thank Doubleday Books and NetGalley for the Advanced Reading Copy of "The Goddesses" By Swan Huntley for my honest review. I would rate this story as 3.5 stars.
The genres for this novel are Psychological Thriller, Women's F...
July 18, 2017
Nancy and her husband, Chuck relocate with their twin teenage boys to Hawaii. They move there in order to rediscover their love for one another after he cheats on her. To them Hawaii is paradise - a perfect location for their fresh start and to escape all the reminders of their previous unhappine...
June 28, 2017
The island of Hawaii is the perfect place to restart a new life. Across the Pacific, Nancy can wash away the past of her husband's infidelity and her subsequent insecurities. With a fresh start in Kona, Nancy decides to focus on her health and appearance. With her children in school and...
July 24, 2017
I had really high hopes for The Goddesses based on the synopsis. However, it was an utter let down of monumental proportions. Let’s start with the premise: Nancy and Chuck, along with their twin teenage sons Jed and Cam, have moved to beautiful Hawaii to start afresh after Chuck’s affair and his...