My Husband's Sweethearts by Bridget Asher

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When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his little black book, and decided she wasn’t going through this alone. After all, Artie’s sweethearts were there for the good times—is it fair that Lucy should have to manage the hard times herself? In this wise, wickedly funny new novel, Lucy dials up the women in Artie’s black book and invites them for one last visit. The last thing she expects is that any will actually show up.

But one by one, they do show up: The one who hates him. The one who owes her life to him. The one he turned into a lesbian, and the one he taught to dance. And among them is a visitor with the strangest story of all: the young man who may or may not be Artie’s long-lost son.

For Lucy, the jaw-dropping procession of women is an education in the man she can’t forgive and couldn’t leave. And as the women find themselves sharing secrets and sharing tears, they start to discover kindred spirits—and even something that’s a lot like family. But Lucy knows one thing for certain: the biggest surprises are yet to come….

Full of heart, Bridget Asher’s unforgettable novel is about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the deep friendships between women. It’s about sweet liars and tenderhearted cheaters—about loving those we love for reasons we can’t always fully rationalize, and about the sort of forgiveness that can change someone’s entire life in the most unexpected and extraordinary ways.


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About Bridget Asher

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Bridget Asher is the author of My Husband's Sweethearts. She lives on the Florida panhandle with her husband, who is lovable, sweet, and true of heart-and has given her no reason to inquire about his former sweethearts.
 
Published August 19, 2008 by Delacorte Press. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

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This debut from Asher (pen name of Julianna Baggott) introduces Lucy Shoreman, who recently left her considerably older husband, Artie, after he revealed he’d been unfaithful to her with three mistresses in four years.

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It is always tricky to review the book of a friend, even if it is only the friend of a friend of you...Women's Lit rather than Chick Lit.

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There was never anything expected of men once someone invited the phrase ‘boys will be boys.’ They could all just be themselves—and their repertoires shrank to burps and groping.” The group has the idea that, given enough encounters with his old flames, Artie might learn something about himself,...

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In fact, do not ever read the inside book jacket copy of any novel you are reading in hardcover: it is there to sell books to people who have no idea on earth why they are buying the book in the first place and like bad movie previews telegraphs all the good (and bad stuff).

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In fact, do not ever read the inside book jacket copy of any novel you are reading in hardcover: it is there to sell books to people who have no idea on earth why they are buying the book in the first place and like bad movie previews telegraphs all the good (and bad stuff).

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