The Second Wives Club

The Second Wives Club

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.

Alison and her groom, Luca, have just exchanged wedding vows and are preparing to cap off their perfect day at the reception. But before the champagne even hits the crystal stemware, Luca’s first wife storms in and snatches back her children in front of the horrified guests. When the fuss has died down, Alison's friend Sarah confides that a few women she knows have started the Second Wives Club, where they get together to vent about the drama that inevitably unfolds when you share your husband with another woman.

The club's founding members include Julia, a stunning "May" wife whose "December" husband insists on remaining uncomfortably close to his former spouse; Susan, whose husband is the classic widower who can’t let go of his ex's memory; and, of course, Sarah herself, whose cross to bear is a bitch on wheels, not unlike Alison’s uninvited wedding guest. Together, they ride the roller-coaster of their chosen lives and—as they contend with malicious gossip, scheming divorce lawyers, and ex-wives intent on sabotaging their relationships—ultimately must decide what's best for their marriages, their husbands, and themselves.

Turning the tables on the usual sympathy for first wives, Jane Moore’s dishy novel and lovable ensemble cast is a brilliant, unputdownable look at the modern marital love triangle.

Baker & Taylor
Alison's wedding day has been absolutely perfect, with her gorgeous new husband Luca by her side, until Luca's first wife crashes the reception, removes their children, and makes it clear that she's going to remain very much part of his life, a situation that prompts Alison to join a Second Wives Club, for women who are forced to share their spouses with another woman. 35,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Alison's wedding to new husband Luca is perfect until Luca's first wife crashes the reception, removes their children, and makes it clear that she's going to remain part of his life, prompting Alison to join a Second Wives Club.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767916929
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 22 cm


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nadian Jun 25, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language used consistently throughout the entire novel.

nadian Jun 25, 2009

Violence: One minor scene involving physical violence.

nadian Jun 25, 2009

Sexual Content: Explicit and detailed sexual content.


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nadian Jun 25, 2009

Although the plot and writing style were witty and intriguing, Jane Moore is most obviously a columnist who repeats signature phrases over and over again, making the novel rather tedious at times.


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nadian Jun 25, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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