The Good Wife

The Good Wife

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by Jane Porter
     
 

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Is it possible to love someone too much?

Always considered the beauty of the family, the youngest Brennan sister, Sarah, remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Her love for her husband is bottomless—so muchSee more details below

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Is it possible to love someone too much?

Always considered the beauty of the family, the youngest Brennan sister, Sarah, remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Her love for her husband is bottomless—so much so that her sisters say it will end up hurting her.

Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road, even though he swears he’s been true to her since his infidelity three years ago. While she wants to be happy and move forward in her life, Sarah constantly fears that Boone will break his promise. Now with Boone facing yet another career change, tension rises between the two, adding more stress to an already turbulent marriage. Emotionally exhausted, Sarah can’t cope with yet another storm. Now, she must either break free from the past and forgive Boone completely, or leave him behind and start anew . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/01/2013
Porter's final entry in the "Brennan Sisters" trilogy (The Good Daughter; The Good Woman) follows the youngest, Sarah, as she copes with her sense of identity as the wife of a famous baseball player. Sarah is madly in love with her husband of ten years, Boone, but can't stop her mind from racing and thinking seedy thoughts while he is on the road, which is quite often. It doesn't help that Boone did, in fact, have an affair over three years ago—breaking apart the trust and safety Sarah always had. Sarah thought she could move on but finds herself replaying the past so much that she can't focus on the present or the future of her marriage. With the loss of her warmhearted and reliable mother, Sarah is also facing many previously unquestioned emotions, expectations, and realities. VERDICT Each entry in this trilogy is more fully developed than the last, with the introduction of more characters and an evolving story line incorporating the three Brennan sisters. An investment worth making for fans of smart women's fiction.—Anne M. Miskewitch, Chicago P.L.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-08-15
A novel about marriages, sibling relationships and parenting, from Porter (Flirting with Forty, 2006, etc.). This is the final book in the author's Brennan Sisters Trilogy. The story follows Sarah Brennan Walker, the youngest Brennan sister, married to a famous baseball player, and Lauren Summers, once seduced, then abandoned, by another famous baseball player. The action begins when Sarah's family gathers for her mother's funeral. We learn, via flashbacks, that Sarah, the good wife of the title, gave up her dreams of going to law school to marry Boone and bear their children. She loves her family dearly even though Boone once cheated on her with a baseball groupie. In Lauren's case, her boyfriend, with dreams of becoming a famous athlete, abandoned her when she became pregnant at 16. Her parents helped raise the baby, who grew into a young man with athletic talents of his own. Then tragedy struck, and Lauren lost her son. It is during Lauren's devastation over his death that she enters the story, while catering the Brennan funeral. The book explores themes of love and loss, anger and guilt. Too much information about Sarah and Boone's sex life sometimes interrupts the far more interesting emotional and psychological developments. On the whole, though, the story is believable, insightful and marked by witty dialogue. A novel that may inspire readers to examine their own family relationships.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101625194
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
A Brennan Sisters Novel , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
69,103
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for the novels of Jane Porter

“Porter writes with genuine warmth and quiet grace about the everyday problems all women face.”—Chicago Tribune

“Jane Porter has written her way into this reader’s heart.”—Susan Wiggs

“[Porter’s] musings on balancing work, life, and love ring true.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Porter writes with honesty, warmth, and compassion.”—Library Journal

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