The Replacement Wife

The Replacement Wife

eBook - 2012
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A professional matchmaker with six months to live tries to find her husband's next wife in this poignant novel by a New York Times -bestselling author.
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.
Publisher: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2012.
ISBN: 9781453223314
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 24, 2018

You are probably supposed to feel sad for Camille. I felt sorry for her husband Edward.

Professional matchmaker Camille Harte's cancer returns and her decisions not only for her own future but the future of her devoted husband Edward and their two children Kyra & Zach are the basis of this novel.

The characters are well-developed and Edward's forced into gut-wrenching situations trying to support Camille's plans.

When things don't got to plan, Camille finds herself conflicted on how to handle the fall-out.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book in all its twists.

May 14, 2015

This book was depressing and sad and not for the reasons you'd think. I hated the story line and could not believe the direction it went. I would not recommend it at all.

Feb 19, 2015

464 pages of mostly tedious dialogue. I read only the first 3 and last 3 chapters. I thought the main character was controlling and didn't like her at all. Felt sorry with the husband who did his best but had his feelings disregarded. The children were poorly drawn and may have well as been cardboard cut outs.

JCLHunterSt Aug 01, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It was a unique love story, with several twists and turns along the way. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was a very satisfying read. I've heard some readers were not happy with the ending, but I thought it was perfect.

Feb 02, 2013

I have read everything by Eileen Goudge but this was one I did not care for. It seemed to be different from her usual style and I couldn;t get past the first few chapters. I did not finish it. Disappointed!

Sep 24, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was nothing like you would expect. It is actually more upbeat than it sounds. The book is well written and the characters are most enjoyable.


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JCLHunterSt Aug 01, 2013

Looking at him now, she saw a study in contrasts. Someone who was kind and loyal but who could also be stubborn and intractable; who was his own man but also your typical man from Mars; who was always there for her but who had a tendency to hold back when showing his own emotions; who was forgetful at times but who never forgot was was most important. In short, someone who wasn't perfect but perfect for her, because of rather than in spite of his flaws.

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