The Stepmother by Carrie Adams
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Bea Frazier hoped she'd rediscover her incredible self after divorcing Jimmy. But being home alone with three daughters brings her demons back with a vengeance. The only solution is to reunite her family. The trouble is, her ex is about to marry someone else.

Tessa King has finally found true love, but her knight in shining armor comes with three sullen daughters and an ex who doesn't seem nearly "ex" enough. After years of singledom, what does Tessa have to do to finally live happily ever after?

As the two women negotiate carpools, puberty, and family loyalties, each finds it almost impossible not to fall into the old cliché of the bitter first wife and the wicked stepmother. But if Bea and Tessa are brave enough, they just may find a friend where they once saw an enemy. . . .

Absorbing and touching, humorous and honest, The Stepmother reminds us that there is always another side to the story.


About Carrie Adams

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Carrie Adams is the author of The Godmother, which is being adapted for film. She lives in London with her husband and three children.
Published February 20, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 370 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At first Bea wins readers’ sympathies and Tessa seems the interloper, but the roles become less clear cut as Tessa genuinely embraces the children while Bea embraces a “miracle diet” which consists of eating nothing while drinking to unconsciousness.

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Also, the ridiculous relationship between Mommy and Daddy made the entire story a sham.

Sep 27 2010 | Read Full Review of The Stepmother: A Novel

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