Thursday, December 9

His Other Wife by Deborah Bedford

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Bedford sweeps readers into this compelling drama with her trademark style of beautiful, lyrical writing. Since her divorce from Eric, Hilary has done everything she can to control life for herself and her son. Beneath a calm surface, she is terrified of failing Seth. She's worked hard to raise him on her own, and she's succeeded--he's now set to graduate from high school and enroll at the University of Illinois with a full scholarship.

But Hilary's worst fears are realized when there is a rock-climbing accident at a post-graduation campout. A young girl is hurt, and Seth is arrested. Pamela, Eric's new wife and Seth's stepmother, blames Hilary for letting Scott go to the campout in the first place. With Seth's college scholarship now just a distant memory and his entire future at stake, the two women must come together for Seth's sake.

Is Hilary's love strong enough to save her son and release him to her ex-husband's other wife?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deborah Bedford is a career fiction writer who began her professional life as a journalist in a Colorado mountain town. Deborah and her husband, Jack, have two children and live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Visit the author's website at http://www.deborahbedfordbooks.com/

Category: FICTION
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publish Date: 2/22/2011
Price: $13.99/$15.50
ISBN: 9780446698672
Pages: 320
Size: 5-1/4" x 8"

MY THOUGHTS

His Other Wife by Deborah Bedford might be classified as fiction, but it is so much more.  It is a deep and thought-provoking lesson on the effects of divorce on the entire family.  The ex-wife has her own insecurities, the second wife feels she is always being compared to the first one, and the children of both marriages aren't sure how things all fit together. The husband/father tries to be the mediator/peace keeper of everything, and he wasn't doing a very good job.

When an unfortunate tragedy strikes the family, they all need to be willing to offer forgiveness, acceptance and tolerance towards each other.  They need to rally together to support the teenage son that they share, as he goes through a situation that no family should have to deal with.

I enjoyed this book from cover to cover, and it would be an awesome choice for book club discussions.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of His Other Wife through Hachette Books in exchange for my honest review.

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