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Stepmother by Carrie Adams

“A refreshingly honest, realistic, and clever look at family, love, and the tangling up of several lives….I absolutely adored this book!”
—Kate Jacobs, bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club


From Carrie Adams, the bestselling author of The Godmother comes an addictive and wonderfully true-to-life story of jealousy, regret, reconciliation, and love. Parenting magazine calls The Stepmother, “[a] terrific novel,” while USA Today praises author Adams for her, “British sass and wit.” Fans of Maria de los Santos and Marian Keyes, and anyone grappling with the idea of motherhood or stepmotherhood will adore The Stepmother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061232657
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Carrie Adams is the author of The Godmother, which is being adapted for film. She lives in London with her husband and three children.

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The Stepmother 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dee2112 More than 1 year ago
this book was the most boring book i have ever read, no point!!!!!!! 
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ILgirl07 More than 1 year ago
The follow-up to The Godmother but it can also be a stand-alone novel. Follows the lives of Tessa and Bea, two women who fell in love with the same man at different times of their life. Bea and Jimmy had 3 daughters together and then divorced. Tessa meets Jimmy and they get engaged. Can a stepmother ever be seen as a good person and not an evil one? Told from both sides - amusing and a quick read.
keri21 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's a great look into marriage and what happens when real life steps in and makes a mess of things. I loved some of Adams' insights into marriage, and highlighted lots of different passages. I'm the same age at the future wife in this story, and facing a story very similar to hers having just found the love of MY life. I've lately been thinking of all the things that keep a marriage together, and the things that tear one apart, so this book really resonated with me. This is one book I will definitely re-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book but not as good as I thought it would be. I was expecting more. There were a couple parts that caused my jaw to drop but that's about it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author revisited some of the same characters from a previous book "The Godmother." It was great to see those characters developed even more! Also, the story is captivating and moves quickly. It is told from two different characters' perspectives as you read. Each time you read from one character's point of view, you get wrapped up in what they are saying and feeling. Very well written!
janetinnovato More than 1 year ago
I think every woman alive in 2009 has had some experience with this type of situation. Just the word "stepmother" conjures strong thoughts and feelings for most of us. Carrie Adams did a fine job of portraying both sides of the coin in a deliciously human way. You feel for both characters - the "mom" and "stepmom" as well as the man in the middle - Jimmy. Their feelings are truthful and valid. Their reactions to situations - honest, no matter how painful they are to read and/or feel. The children are the victims - as often occurs in "real life" situations similar to this story. I would recommend this book to any one who has been a stepmother, is one now or a woman whose husband has re-married. Seeing both sides of this coin makes this a meaningful read. A book club suggestion if most members can relate....