Thursday, December 9
His Other Wife by Deborah Bedford
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/
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publish Date: 2/22/2011
Size: 5-1/4" x 8"
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.