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...
October 08, 2017
Things haven’t been too great for Nancy and her family. Her husband has cheated on her and her teenage sons are lighting illegal fires. It’s time for a change. Their move to Hawaii is an effort to make a fresh start. And things do seem a bit better there. Nancy and her husband have some romantic...
October 18, 2017
This is the October, 2017 read for the Keep Turning Pages Group. Many thanks to Doubleday for providing me with a copy in their giveaway.
Nancy and Chuck Murphy move to Hawaii with their twin teenage sons hoping to recharge their troubled marriage and get a fresh start, but as usually happens, th...
September 13, 2017
Maybe 2.5 stars - I didn't completely dislike it, but would not recommend it to any anyone. I'm going to Kona, Hawaii on vacation next month so liked the setting - not the characters.
June 13, 2017
Nancy is a stay-at-home housewife and her husband Chuck works at Costco. Chuck has recently cheated on Nancy so they decide to move to Hawaii (with their two sons) to start a new chapter in their life.
Nancy starts taking yoga with Ana (pronounced On-a). Ana starts calling Nancy "Nan" and they st...