The Three Loves of Sebastian Cooper
by Zoë Folbigg
Publication Date September 27, 2022
Published by Boldwood Books Ltd
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Genres: Family & Relationships / Friendship, Family & Relationships / Love & Romance, Fiction / City Life, Fiction / Coming of Age, Fiction / Family Life / General, Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, Fiction / Feminist, Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / General, Fiction / Mashups, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / General, Fiction / Romance / Later in Life, Fiction / Romance / Polyamory, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women, Humor / General
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
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As friends and family gather for the funeral of charming and charismatic Seb Cooper, three women sit in the congregation, mourning his loss.
First there is Clair, Seb’s wife and partner of twenty years, and mother of his two children. Furious at Seb for dying and leaving their children without a father, Clair isn’t sure of her place, and has been left baffled and bemused by the conflicting stories of Seb’s last days.
Then there’s Desiree, the woman Seb left Clair for. Heartbroken, self-conscious, and wondering if she made a mistake coming today.
And the third and noisiest mourner of all is Noemie – Seb’s lover and the last woman to see him alive.
Three women who loved Seb in their own different ways.
Three women whose lives have now changed forever.
But only one woman knows what really happened at the end...and only one truly had his heart...
The Three Loves of Sebastian Cooper by Zoë Folbigg is a family drama set around a man’s untimely death. All of Seb’s family and friends gather for his funeral, and we learn about his life, through the lens of his family and friends.
At Sebastian Cooper’s funeral, his family and friends gather to pay their respects to Sebastian Cooper who died suddenly. In the church at the funeral is Clair, Seb’s wife of twenty years and mother to his two children. Also, there is Desiree, Seb’s second wife, and the woman he left Clair for. And the third woman at the funeral is Noemie, Seb’s most recent girlfriend and the last woman to see him alive.
All three women loved Sebastian Cooper, but only one held his heart. And only one knows what really happened to him on the day he died.
This story is messy, realistic, and riveting, and I enjoyed every second of reading.
It’s a character-driven story, and I loved all these characters. Sebastian is such a character, he’s very outgoing and social and it’s hard not to like him, even if he did cheat on his first wife! And the women were all so different, and yet loved Sebastian in different ways. I just loved Claire and Desiree, they both deserved better than Sebastian, but I can understand their love for him as he’s such a charming man. Noemie on the other hand was a bit much, but her character was also very vivid and realistic.
I also enjoyed the story about Claire and Sebastion’s parents, especially Seb’s parents. It helps me to understand Sebastion and why he made some of the decisions he made. He’s far from perfect, but at least he knows he’s not perfect.
I highly recommend The Three Loves of Sebastian Cooper to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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