Watching Glass Shatter

Book Name : Watching Glass Shatter

Author : James  J Cudney

Rating : 5/5



The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death.

We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re all a mix of quirky personalities. Will Olivia be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? What will she do when she discovers the son behind Ben’s secret? Check out this ensemble cast where each family member’s perspective is center stage, discovering along the way who might feel the biggest impact from all the secrets. Welcome to being an honorary member of the Glass family.


Review :

Thanks James for the review copy

I came across this book when going through the posts of a GoodReads group. As the blurb sounded interesting, i messaged James asking for a copy .

I love the cover of this book, and as you perhaps know i like to connect the title with the story . This title for perfect for the story.

The story starts off with Ben Glass preparing his will with his lawyer Ira, he also entrusts Ira with a letter that needs to be given to his wife upon   the event of his death. It contains a secret which Ben is afraid to tell Olivia , his wife , face to face, it is about one of their sons.

Ben and Olivia have 5 sons :- Theodore (Teddy), Matthew, Caleb, Zachary and Ethan. Unexpectedly Ben dies in a car accident and Olivia is left with the letter. The story tells us how  Olivia deals with loss of her husband as well the heartbreaking secret which has been  revealed.  As the story progresses we get to see see each of the son’s relationships as well their relationship with their parents.

To find out what the secret is do read the book.I loved it, it made me teary eyed at the end. It is a story of Relationships, loss, family, secrets and hope


2 Responses to “Watching Glass Shatter”

  1. James J. Cudney IV Says:

    Thank you for such a great review. I appreciate it.

  2. sandysbookaday Says:

    Wonderful review. This book sounds intriguing. Adding it.

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