The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge

13417497 The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge
ebook419 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Open Road Media

GoodReads Summary:
Camille Hart, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships. Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. So when doctors tell Camille that her cancer is back—and this time it’s terminal—she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she’s gone.

But what happens when a dying wish becomes a case of “be careful what you wish for”? For Edward and Camille, the stunning conclusion arrives with one last twist of fate that no one saw coming.

At once deeply felt and witty, The Replacement Wife is an unforgettable story of love and family, and a refreshing look at the unexpected paths that lead us to our own happy endings.

My Review:
Oh my. I was glued to this book start to finish, but I hated it. Read it, it is riveting. It is not, however, a happily-ever-after (HEA) book. Camille reacts to life from her childhood experiences and her profession as a matchmaker. Edward reacts from his childhood and their shared experiences. They love each other deeply. Cancer is destroying Camille's body, and it will destroy more than that before it's done if they're not careful. Keeping secrets from your spouse is never a good thing and can destroy more than just the surprise.

I got this book from Book Bub (Amazon). I am not being compensated for my review. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley