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The Woman Next Door: A Novel

The Woman Next Door: A Novel

Written by Barbara Delinsky

Narrated by Laura Hicks


The Woman Next Door: A Novel

Written by Barbara Delinsky

Narrated by Laura Hicks

ratings:
4/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Feb 21, 2012
ISBN:
9781442353503
Format:
Audiobook

Description

On a charming cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut, three close-knit couples find their long-cherished harmony undone when a lovely, younger neighbor, widowed a year ago and presumably still unattached, turns up pregnant.

Who is the father? Could it be one of the husbands?

One by one, the couples turn inward, taking stock of their marriages and of the loyalties that perhaps have been taken too much for granted. In each case this close scrutiny reveals a weakness, and for each wife the situation becomes the kind of crisis that forces her to make a decision -- one that will result in either the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage.

Filled with suspense, surprises, and the kind of insights into the minds and hearts of her characters that have won Barbara Delinsky a huge and loyal following, The Woman Next Door is an ingenious portrait of suspicion and deception, faith and love.
Released:
Feb 21, 2012
ISBN:
9781442353503
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Barbara Delinsky has written more than twenty New York Times bestselling novels, with over thirty million copies in print. Her books are highly emotional, character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship. She is also the author of a breast cancer handbook. A breast cancer survivor herself, Barbara donates her author proceeds from the book to fund a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Visit her at BarbaraDelinsky.com.

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  • (3/5)
    Entertaining read.
  • (5/5)
    The book follows the trials of a couple trying to have a baby and using fertility treatments. Their small nieghborhood is close and the other familiesd have thir own problems - including woiking mothers,a widow who becomes pregnantand a stay at home dad.
  • (5/5)
    In Barbara Delinsky's The Woman Next Door, three women who live next door to a lovely, pregnant and reclusive widow have their lives turned upside down by their husbands' interest in her. These three wives are friends, but each can't help but wonder if her husband is the father of the baby. As a result, each woman reevaluates her life and finds out what's truly important to herself.Amanda and Graham O'Leary have an ostensibly happy life, but infertility treatments have put a strain on their marriage. Russ Lange is a house husband while his wife travels the country to promote her juice company. Karen Cottar has dealt with her husband's infedelity before. When a crisis happens at the high school, it adds to each household's tension. I liked this story very much; the type of book women like to read. I give it an A!
  • (3/5)
    Four Victorian style homes sit on a quiet cul-de-sac in a small town in Connecticut. Amanda, Karen and Georgia, along with their husbands, have been neighbors and friends for many years. Gretchen, the second wife and young widow of Ben, has been an outsider with her standoffish ways. The three friends learn that Gretchen, a widow for a year and thought to be unattached, is pregnant. Speculation runs rife in the neighborhood. Each woman wonders if it is possible that her husband has strayed while helping the young widow. And the three marriages seem to be on shaky ground.This is a story about the ups and downs found in most marriages. It examines multiple family relationships, wife and husband, young children and parents, adult children and their parents. And the biggest issue in each is the ability to trust. While examining these relationships, the overall story seemed to plod along and was not one of the author?s best books.