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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs) by Wendy Plump Vow

    Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs) by Wendy Plump
    Vow by Wendy Plump
    Review posted by anarodfranco
    Title of book: Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)
    Author: Wendy Plump
    Paperback: Advance Reading Copy
    Pages: 261
    Book Cover: Fit the novel perfect.(My opinion.)
    Language: English
    Published February 12th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA
    Genre: Memoir
    ISBN-13: 9781608198238

    The ARC copy of "The Vow" I received in a contest from good reads
    Provided from Laura Keefe Marketing Director for Bloomsbury Publishing.
    "Thank You."

    (Good reads
    Wendy Plump's friend came to tell her that her husband was having an affair. It was not a shock. Actually, it explained a lot. But what Wendy was not prepared for was the revelation that her husband also had another child, living within a mile of their family home.

    Monogamy is one of the most important of the many vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation in their married life. The discovery of her husband's affair followed betrayals of Wendy's own, earlier in the marriage. The revelations of those infidelities had tested their relationship, but for Wendy, it was commitment--the sticking with it--that mattered most, and when her sons were born, she knew family had to come first. But with another woman and another family in the picture, she lost all sense of certainty.

    In Vow, Wendy Plump boldly walks one relationship's fault lines, exploring infidelity from the perspective of both betrayer and betrayed. Moving fluidly from the intimate to the near-universal, she considers the patterns of adultery, the ebb and flow of passion, the undeniable allure of the illicit, the lovers and the lies. Frank, intelligent and important, Vow will forever alter your understanding of fidelity, and the meaning of the promises we make to those we love.

    ~My Review.~
    Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)
    Author: Wendy Plump

    This novel is about Wendy Plump that is married to Bill and have two son's.
    Wendy is the narrator in this novel.
    Wendy takes us on her journey of her marriage to Bill.
    They met in college when they were nineteen and married eight years later.
    A friend coming over one morning thought it was best to tell Wendy about Bill's affair.
    As Wendy looks back and pieces things together, It all falls into place.
    Wendy couldn't figure out Things that Bill had done at times, now it made perfect sense
    To Wendy. The holes in their marriage were Wendy sensed things weren't right..
    Now did.
    One day when she was cooking dinner Bill walked in and looked at her saying
    he'd just had dinner with another woman.
    Bill explained he'd made a new friend and that nothing happened.
    The following week when Bill left out of town for a business meeting,
    Wendy went through the house for any kind of proof of any of Bill's affairs.
    All the alibi's Bill told her.
    The late night movies Bill been to on his own, times he claimed to drive around
    "Just thinking", so he say's .
    One day Wendy finds Bill's diary in the clothset confirming names and of many of his infidelities. Finding more evidence around the house like, credit card receipts for "gentlemen's clubs", and American express statements. Wendy confronts Bill. Bill is forgiven.
    Wendy confessed to Bill that she also had her own affair's.
    Bill already knew of one in the beginning of there marriage and forgave Wendy.
    Later on Wendy finds out of many more affair's and a child she didn't know about.
    Wendy starts her own affairs and that's how most of their marriage goes.
    Wendy was shattered that her husband lusted for another woman many of them.
    Wendy tries to think on why she'd had affair's and tries to figure out were their marriage went wrong.
    The affairs they both had in their marriage.
    All the excuses, lovers, lies, they both committed.
    One day Wendy and Bill agreed to seek in marriage counseling to try and repair their broken marriage.
    In one of their sessions Bill was pissed and ended walking out of the office.
    Bill didn't like to hear that Wendy had betrayed him, just as much as Bill done to her.
    This novel was a roller coaster ride for them both.
    And I enjoyed the ride.
    The vow is a great book that I enjoyed reading and that I wasn't able to put down.
    A wife's worst nightmare and Wendy lived it.
    Wendy Plump was able to write and share her story with us.
    I think that was very brave on her part.
    To re-live heart break must have been tough and very emotional, I hope by doing this Wendy got closure.
    I honestly could say from reading this novel that every women should read this novel.
    You'll be glad you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Sammy wilson

    Please be my friend i realy need one

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Good book

    I love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Couldn't finish it

    Book started off okay but it should have ended after 50 pages. It was extremely repetitive and you quickly start to dispise both the author and her husband. I finally just stopped reading.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Falls flat

    Starts out real juicy but gets old fast. The author spends most of our time potificting and rationalizing and there's not enough of a "story" to back it up. Boring and misguided.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    A wonderful read

    Incredibly insightful, unflinchingly honest, heartbreakingly real

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

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