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Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite
Red Nails by D.C. Legendre is about a woman's pain when her husband of fifteen years decides to end their marriage. Hunter thought she had the perfect marriage and loved her husband Jon with all her heart and every fibre of her soul to the point of utter devotion. Then one day the happy walls came crashing down around her when Jon left. For Hunter, it was the lack of communication that she could not deal with as she had no idea he felt this way. She was devastated and hurt and she decided that she had to know the truth. As the story begins to unfold, Hunter discovers the shocking truth and realises that she did not know her husband at all. She even goes to the desperate lengths of setting up a fake persona on a dating site and spends months chatting to her husband as someone else. She knew the truth would hurt, but she had to deal with it so she could move on with her life.
D.C. Legendre's Red Nails is a wonderful interpretation of how to deal with the pain of a divorce. It is written from the wife's perspective and it is incredibly moving in places. The writer deals with the sensitive issues really well and the reader can feel the rawness of the pain. I loved the way that Hunter did finally make it through the pain so she could move forward with her life. I feel that this would be a good read for anyone who is going through a similar situation so they could understand that, after all of the pain, there is a different and better life at the end of it. Most importantly, as a reader it makes you realise that life defines you in many ways and the pain only makes you a stronger person in the end.