Book Review – The Better Woman By Ber Carroll
The Better Woman By Ber Carroll
This is a novel of love, loss and the overwhelming ambition to succeed set in London and Sydney.
Sarah Ryan, orphaned from a young age, grew up in a remote village in Cork. Since she was knee high, she demonstrated her phenomenal business brain when helping out in her grandmother’s shop. John Delaney, the boy next door, was her best friend, her first love and the one who broke her heart.
Jodi Tyler grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches amidst a close and loving family. But a terrible secret shadowed her teenage years. Jodi survived by focusing on her sport and studies to get her away – but on her eighteenth birthday her world came crashing down…Two girls from opposite ends of the world both learning to overcome personal tragedy and both with a burning ambition to succeed. But which one will win the ultimate prize?
From different ends of the world, Sarah and Jodi have more in common than they’ll ever realise. Fast forward to the present day, and Sarah and Jodi have their sights on the same job. For both, it represents status, power and the ultimate achievement in their respective careers.
It also represents how far they’ve come to triumph over the tragedies of their pasts – but at what cost to their personal lives? And so now it’s up to fate to decide who is the better woman for the job. This is a story of two ambitious women, their illustrious careers, their families, their friends, and the men they love.
This story follows the lives of two very different women. The story follows these women all over the globe and follows their loves, losses and careers of these two very different women. Sadly it seems to take the whole book to get to get to the real crux of the story leaving the reader feeling it could have been much satisfying if they had crossed paths earlier in the novel. Fun and easy to read, great for a holiday read.