The Original Wife


By Deborah Wynne


Although I am a voracious reader, I can remember very few books that I’ve had to stop during reading to walk away and get my emotions back under control. The Original Wife is one of those books. I can feel Lanie’s pain, shame, and her all-encompassing need to be loved. She and Brock are so good together, but Lanie has so much to learn and accept about herself before she can successfully be one of a couple. I laughed, I cried, I raged, and I could even feel the punching bag as I raged against Stanley. I’ve read Wynne’s other books and loved them all, but The Original Wife is, quite simply, a masterpiece. Anyone looking for romance with a twist—but definitely not a sappy sweet beach read—needs to read The Original Wife.

Book reviewed by Linda Thompson
United States