My Husband’s Wives
By Geraldine Hogan
Genre: Women’s fiction
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Better to have loved and lost, than never loved.
Paul Starr, Irelands leading cardiologist dies in a car crash with a pregnant young women by his side.
United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all.
The love they shared for Paul in his life and which incensed a feeling of mistrust and dislike for each other, in his death turns into the very thing that bonds them and their children to each other forever.
As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul’s death proves to be the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.
This was such an interesting premise for a book. I loved each of the four ladies- they were different, but all had a love for Paul Starr. Evie is Paul’s older, first wife who regrets that she was never able to give him children. Evie feels that her life is over when Paul dies. Grace is Paul’s second wife. She’s a famous painter and birthed Paul’s daughter, Delilah. She doubts Paul’s love for her when she finds out he’s still married to his first wife. Annalise is Paul’s third wife. She is a former Miss Ireland, an aspiring model, and the mother of Paul’s two sons. Annalise has always allowed other people to take the reins of her life and she now has to learn to stand on her own two feet. Paul met Kasia while volunteering overseas and helped her to come to America. Kasia has an abusive boyfriend and just discovered she is pregnant.
I loved the bond that these ladies grew to have. I loved seeing their characters’ develop as the story continued. This book even had a twist I didn’t expect! There were some exciting events that definitely kept my interest.
I have two small criticisms of the book. First, it bugged me that Annalise called her mom by her first name because she was adopted. It really didn’t make any sense because she was adopted as a baby. I also felt like the characters’ didn’t show as much surprise/confusion at finding out about each other as I expected. They never even tried to find marriage certificates or look at Evie’s. These are small parts of the book overall, but I thought I’d mention them.
This was a very interesting story with some awesome characters! I enjoyed reading it very much!
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