I'm finally getting to the end of books I borrowed from my sister - until the next shipment arrives, I suppose :)
This books is His Other Wife by Deborah Bedford. This was a very quick read, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it was one of my favorite reads ever. What I will say, though, is that it definitely got me thinking, grateful for the life I have and it was also a bit sad at times. I have also read her book (co-written with Joyce Meyer) The Penny, which I greatly enjoyed (it, too, was sad at times)
The basic outline of His Other Wife is this: Hilary is raising her son Seth as a single parent after her ex-husband Eric left her for a new woman, Pam. Years have passed since the breakup of the marriage, Seth has grown into a high school senior, Eric and Pam have had children of their own, but Hilary still feels the pain of Eric's betrayal.
When Eric, Pam and their family come into town for Seth's graduation, tensions are high and the extended family is deeply strained. One night, though, tragedy strikes and the future of the family, and Seth specifically, is changed drastically. His Other Wife is the story of how Hilary and Pam struggle to rally together for Seth's sake.
Like I said, I enjoyed this book but it wasn't my favorite. I wasn't too sure about it in the beginning, but as the story picked up and moved along I became invested in Seth and wanted to see what was going to happen. I would definitely recommend this if you find it at the library or in the bargain section, but I'm not sure I would pay the full list price for it.
All in all, I'd give this 3 of 4 stars.
Have you read it? What did you think of it?