Lou and Josh have been together for 14 years. They share two kids, a mortgage, careers and plenty of history. Now, after a particularly fraught Christmas, Lou is ready to ask herself: is this marriage worth hanging on to?
Every month for a year, Lou sets a different test for their relationship - from daily sex to brutal honesty - to help her decide if she should stay or go. Secrets are exposed, old wounds reopened and a true-to-life suburban love story unfolds.
I Give My Marriage a Year paints a sharply accurate, often hilarious picture of a modern Australian marriage. Lou and Josh are a couple on the edge, and their efforts to bring their relationship back from the brink will resonate with anyone who has ever asked themselves: is this enough?
Whose side will you take? Who deserves a second chance? And will Josh and Lou stay together or split for good?
PRAISE FOR I GIVE MY MARRIAGE A YEAR
'The most insightful novel on marriage I've ever read. I can't stop thinking about it.' Mia Freedman
'Poignant, compelling and full of aha moments, this book will have you nodding, laughing and crying, and most of all, incredibly invested in the outcome.' Sally Hepworth
I really loved this. It felt like a friend or family member. Like you could relate and had me really feeling like I was there with her. Beautifully written.
A beautiful book
The beauty of this book is it talks about the guts of marriage, the everyday stuff but in a way that you can relate. It makes us review ourselves in this space. Thank you Holly for making me appreciate my marriage, my story, the good and the ugly through reading this book. Outlouder Fan Emma
Great writing awful audio
The storyline is wonderful woven but poor audio, presumably at home covid style distracts from the tapestry of the tale