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A young wife

by Pam Lewis.

When fifteen-year-old Minke travels to Amsterdam to care for the dying wife of an older, wealthy man, she has no idea what awaits her. Within hours of his wife's death Sander proposes marriage. Within days the couple sets sail for the oil fields of Argentina. But her bright future turns dark when Minke's son is kidnapped. With Sander forced to leave for New York at once, Minke must follow him after her new baby's arrival, and abandon her firstbor...

The soldier's wife

Margaret Leroy.

Historical Fiction

Includes a reading group guide for book clubs! A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier's Wife asks "What would you do for your family" "What should you do for a stranger" and "What would you do for love" As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while he...

The rebel wife

Taylor M. Polites.

Historical Fiction

Readers of The Kitchen House and A Reliable Wife will love this page-turning southern gothic novel set in Reconstruction Alabama, about a young widow whose quest for truth turns into a race for her life. Augusta Branson, born of a prominent Southern family made destitute by the Civil War, is forced by her family into marriage with a wealthy upstart. Ten years after her marriage and the end of the war, she watches her husband, Eli, die from a horr...

The sister wife

Diane Noble.


What if the man you loved told you God wanted him to take another wife? What if that woman was your best friend? Set in the heart of the earliest days of a new nineteenth-century sect known as the Saints, The Sister Wife is a riveting account of two women forced into a practice they don't understand, bound by their devotion to Prophet Joseph Smith. When Mary Rose marries Gabriel, neither of them could foresee how quickly the community would turn ...

The shoemaker's wife : a novel

Adriana Trigiani.


The beloved "New York Times"-bestselling author returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career--a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again.

The reverend's wife : a novel

Kimberla Lawson Roby.

African American

From New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby comes the ninth installment in her award-winning Reverend Curtis Black series. It's been months since Reverend Curtis learned that his wife Charlotte had affairs with two different men, and for now, he continues to be cordial and respectful to her. But he's also made it clear that once their son Matthew graduates high school, he will be filing for divorce. Charlotte, on the other hand, c...

The soldier's wife

Joanna Trollope.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LOVE AND DUTY COLLIDE? DAN RILEY IS A MAJOR IN THE BRITISH ARMY. After a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. He's up for promotion and his ex-Army grandfather and father couldn't be prouder. The Rileys are united in support of Dan's passion for his career. But are they really? His wife, Alexa, has been offered a good teaching job she can't take because the Army may ...

The prisoner's wife

Gerard Macdonald.


The Prisoner's Wife is a political thriller ripped from today's headlines - a tense trip through the murky worlds of state - sponsored terrorism, nuclear politics, secret American jails and lawless rendition. Shawn Maguire, unemployed American spy, has been paid to find a young Iranian now being interrogated in one of the CIA's black prisons. The prisoner may be in Fes, in Cairo or in Peshawar, but Shawn has every confidence that he'll find his m...

The after wife : a novel

Gigi Levangie Grazer.

Chick Lit

Grazer, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Starter Wife," returns with a hilarious and "spirited" tale of love--both lost and found set in Los Angeles.

The Tiger's Wife

Tea Obreht

Literary Fiction

Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Obreht, the youngest ofThe New Yorker's twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.

In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend begi...

The lost wife

Alyson Richman.

Historical Fiction

A rapturous new novel of first love in a time of war-from the celebrated author of The Last Van Gogh. In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occup...

Wife 22.

Melanie Gideon

Romance, Chick Lit

For fans of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones's Diary" and Allison Pearson's "I Don't Know How She Does It" comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself and finding herself again in the middle of her life.