In this variation of the proverb, the socialite wife of Jon Dupont, owner of Atlanta's prominent architectural firm, and herself an operator of a church founded halfway house for single women with children, Janine Dupont seems to have it all. But under the façade of her fancy lifestyle, resides a woman who is broken and unable to control her illicit behavior.
Her husband, Jon Dupont is an extremely successful businessman with his best friend from college. He's in leadership at his church and loves his two children, but for him - the nagging doubt about what may be revealed about his other life and what his wife is up to, plague him.
Robert Matthews has been released from prison on a mission: get Janine back at any cost. Now the owner of Douglas Detective Agency, Jon's ex-best friend and ex-pro football player is back into the swing of things. As he weaves his way back into all of their lives in the most insidious and unexpected ways, what will be the end result?
When these three perspectives collide, who will be left standing and will God's will prevail despite the circumstances?
|Publisher:||The Write Way|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)|
About the Author
Tanefa studied with Iyanla Vanzant in her Spiritual Life Coaching Certification Program for Inner Visions and Empowerment for Women at the beginning of her journey to wholeness and what she learned has guided her thus far.
Prayer, faith and seeking a helping professional are center in this book and have been integral to her personal practice as well as what she suggests to others seeking their center and their truth.
She lives in Baltimore MD with her two children, teaching, loving and living life.
You can learn more about Tanefa Wallace and her books at www.TanefaWallace.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This debut novel is a fast read with strong characters and an absorbing story. Janine Dupont seems to have everything. Married to Jon Dupont, a successful Atlanta architect, she has two wonderful children, rewarding work running a nonprofit, and a lavish lifestyle. Yet she cannot stop seeing Robert Matthews, Jon's former best friend and a disgraced NFL star recently released from prison. Full disclosure: I read and critiqued parts of the story while it was being developed. Alternating between the first-person point of view of these three characters, this dramatic tale explores themes of love, betrayal, and self-decption. The depth of the author's understanding and portrayal of these characters' emotions is what gives the story its fire. So effective is the pacing and so fierce is the investment in what will happen to these three that the occasional typos hardly get in the way. A good editor could have helped improve this already very good story into one that is outstanding. One of the stand-out achievements in this book is the way the characters's voices are handled. Each is strongly individual and uses vernacular appropriate to that character; I was never confused as to who was speaking. Another achievement is the handling of the religious elements. Both Janine and Jon have a deep Christian faith; Jon is a deacon in their church and Janine's nonprofit is part of the church's ministry. Their interactions with Bishop Brown play an important role in their journey. However, these elements are embedded organically into the story, viewed through the characters' eyes. Their faith is simply one part of their complex and sometimes contradictory humanity. Just in time for summer, The Wayward Wife is a great beach or hammock read. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.