The Replacement Wife
From New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge comes a poignant new novel that asks the question, “What would you do if you were told you had only six months to live?” For one professional matchmaker the answer is heart-wrenching: She must find her husband’s next wife. Camille Hart, one of... show more
From New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge comes a poignant new novel that asks the question, “What would you do if you were told you had only six months to live?” For one professional matchmaker the answer is heart-wrenching: She must find her husband’s next wife. Camille Hart, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships. Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. So when doctors tell Camille that her cancer is back—and this time it’s terminal—she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she’s gone.But what happens when a dying wish becomes a case of “be careful what you wish for”? For Edward and Camille, the stunning conclusion arrives with one last twist of fate that no one saw coming.At once deeply felt and witty, The Replacement Wife is an unforgettable story of love and family, and a refreshing look at the unexpected paths that lead us to our own happy endings.
Publish date: March 27th 2012
Publisher: Open Road E-riginal
Pages no: 482
Edition language: English
My Review:Oh my. I was glued to this book start to finish, but I hated it. Read it, it is riveting. It is not, however, a happily-ever-after (HEA) book. Camille reacts to life from her childhood experiences and her profession as a matchmaker. Edward reacts from his childhood and their shared experie...
My full review can be found here:http://samanthatule.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/book-review-the-replacement-wife-by-eileen-goudge/
I enjoyed this book a lot. I also thought it was a bit longer than it needed to be. I really wish they had developed Holly's character more. I honestly wasn't sure who Edward was going to end up with. I think this was definitely a fun read.
I finished this book a few days ago and haven't gotten around to reviewing it because I have been busy. From reading the synopsis of this book I knew it was a book I had to read. I loved the main character, Camille; she was easy to relate to and easy to sympathize with. Even though I knew that her c...
I must be very honest in this book that I reviewed for Netgalley. Although, I liked the general storyline of this book, I found it incredibly "wordy" and that there were numerous scenes which I had tried to figure out their "purpose" in the storyline except to lengthen it. A word of warning, this bo...