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War of the Wives


War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen

3 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Think marriage means happily ever after? Think again…

Selina and Lottie are complete opposites. Where Selina is poised but prudish, Lottie is quirky and emotional. Selina is the dutiful mother of three children and able manager of their stylish suburban home. Lottie lives with her eccentric teenage daughter in a small city apartment fit to bursting with color and happy chaos. But these women also have one shocking similarity: they’re married to the same man…and they’ve just found out he’s dead.

Selina has been married to Simon Busfield for twenty-eight years, Lottie for seventeen. Neither knew a thing about the other until the day of Simon’s funeral, where the scandalous truth is revealed in front of everyone they know. Another wife, another family… And they’ve only just scratched the surface of Simon’s incredible betrayal.

With dark humor and razor-sharp wit, Cohen expertly unravels a story of deception and betrayal, where two very different families will discover they are entwined in ways that will change them all forever.

Selina is a well to do lady with three children ranging in ages from 17 to in their 20’s. Lottie is more of a free spirit with a 16 year old daughter. The only thing bringing them together is the fact that they are both married to the same man and just mysteriously died.

Of course there is the usual arguments, hatred, betrayal, denial, and acceptance as you follow these two women as they try and figure out how their husband could keep a secret like this. There is also a hint of something else with some shady business dealings that may have been Simon’s downfall.

I have to say that there might be a part or two from both women that I could agree with, I would hate to be in their shoes and I’m sure that I would act just like them. But in the end I almost understood why Simon had to wives, to get away from the other one for a while. I did like the mystery of how Simon died, I didn’t expect that one. But the end just felt weak.

This would be a good beach read or for someone that just loves stories along this line.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads to purchase War of the Wives or for more information on other books by Tamar.

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