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The Senator's Wife

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Senator's Wife

I found this book a quick enjoyable read and think it would be great for a book club. It brings up lots of things to discuss, such as adultery, marriage, women's lib, politics and friendship. I felt it was a story about how much a woman (Delia) truly loved her husband a...
I found this book a quick enjoyable read and think it would be great for a book club. It brings up lots of things to discuss, such as adultery, marriage, women's lib, politics and friendship. I felt it was a story about how much a woman (Delia) truly loved her husband and what she was willing to do to spend the rest of her life with him. At times I was very annoyed at Delia and felt she wasn't really living her life, just kind of waiting for Tom to come to her. As for Meri and Nathan, I do not think their relationship was explored enough. I found myself wondering if he'd had an affair, which was certainly eluded to at one point. And why was Nathan so interested in Tom? I do not think that question was really answered. **SPOILER** The ending of the book really made me dislike Meri. Why didn't she try to make amends with Delia? She just destroyed the lives of these two people and went off to live a wonderful life with her husband and three boys. Thank you Sue Miller for a book that really makes you think about life issues long after you finish reading.

posted by Debbie-J-1970 on September 12, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointing

After Ms. Miller wrote so softly about the 2 very different women, the ending came as a slap in the face. It seemed very,very crude, compared to the rest of the story. I was very mad at the author for handling it this way. I will not recommend this book to anyone. I hes...
After Ms. Miller wrote so softly about the 2 very different women, the ending came as a slap in the face. It seemed very,very crude, compared to the rest of the story. I was very mad at the author for handling it this way. I will not recommend this book to anyone. I hestitate to buy another of her books.

posted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Totally enjoyed~

    A very good story about love and marriage from 2 different generations. I thoroughly enjoyed this book full of twists and suspense. Highly recommend.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2009

    This book explores the complexities of human relationships, the meaning of love and what a person will endure to secure it.

    An interesting delve into the complex emotion called love. Many more modern women would find the Senator's Wife a difficult character to relate to as she would likely signify everything that was wrong with our more traditional times. Modern women may seek to relate to the young, recently married, career-minded neighbor. After all, these women seem as different as night and day. They seem like they would have little in common. But as you get to know these women, you find that they are very similar in their core. They are both looking for love and acceptance in the form of relationships. The ups and downs that they go through in this search is something that all women should be able to relate to, whether or not they agree with the actions that they take. Love is never simple.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    A little slow read

    It gives good insight into the life and marriage of a politician. I'm sure there are a lot of couples that pretend to be together just for political aspirations.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    An interesting read, not too involved. Just right.

    The characters were very believable as was the setting, and the plot moved quickly enough. I'd recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2008

    I liked this book.

    I liked this book. It was kind of funky and I had no problem with conversations between the characters. It's a little different and not what I expected...but I liked it and would recommend it to any woman. I'm not sure men would find it interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    It happens more than we know......

    Good book. It happens...and was very believable. I think Delia was a very strong woman. The older the reader the more undertandable I believe this book is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    another winner for sue miller

    once again sue miller has suceeded in bringing characters to life.after reading this book you almost know the characters as though you have met them.

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