His First Wife's Secret: A powerful and utterly gripping emotional drama

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6 reviews

About this ebook

‘Wow!!! Where to even begin?? Mind you, it’s hard enough to write this with blurry eyes through tears!!… It really dragged me deep into the story until I came out the other end with tears streaming down my face… An absolutely page-turning, tear-jerking beautiful story.’ Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The tears began to flow. ‘I can’t do this on my own,’ Emily sobbed. ‘I don’t know how.’


When Emily’s husband dies in a terrible accident, she’s not the only wife he leaves behind.


Because, before their whirlwind romance and Emily’s discovery she was pregnant, Pete had been married to Caroline for more than twenty years. A devastating tragedy had torn them apart. But there was a part of Pete that had never fully left his first wife and a secret that would bind them together, forever.


Finding herself lonely, heartbroken, and forced to face life and motherhood alone – Emily is surprised that Caroline offers her support. But Emily knows she needs someone she can trust and rely on. Even if it’s the woman her husband loved before her.


A tentative friendship develops and their lives become entwined. Their bond grows ever stronger as Caroline steps in to help when Emily’s baby arrives unexpectedly early. But it’s not just Caroline hiding a secret. Both of the women who once loved Pete have things they can never admit, without risking a friendship that might be the only thing keeping them both afloat.


When grief begins to take its toll on Emily, she feels sure that Caroline is the only person who can save her and baby Dylan… But should she trust the woman he loved before her – with her life… Or her child’s?


An utterly devastating, but ultimately uplifting, emotional women’s fiction novel about friendship, motherhood and loss. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis and Jojo Moyes.

Readers are loving His First Wife’s Secret:

‘Oh, the feels... aaaalllll of the feels!! This book is emotional, heartbreaking and bittersweet friendships all rolled into one. Grab the tissues for this one, you’ll need them and you’re not going to want to stop reading until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow. Wow… It has been a long time since I have read a book in one sitting… but I could not put this down! I absolutely loved it from start to finish. As soon I read the prologue I was already reaching for the tissues!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tugs at the heartstrings and brings a lump to the throat… So much tenderness and emotion… I’ve been unable to put the book down… A wonderfully moving story that has a perfect ending.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book was read in less than a day. I reluctantly put it down to go on the school run today, but stood at the school door reading… This is how obsessed I was… Absolutely stunning.’ Chloesreadingroom ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Absolutely loved it. It felt very real, and threw up a whole heap of emotions… a totally absorbing, emotional rollercoaster of a book that you won't want to put down.’ Maddy’s Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I finished this beautiful and emotional and heartbreaking read in almost one sitting and have had to wait a few days for the book hangover to subside before writing my review… An absolute delight to read… Had me in tears.’ The Fiction Café Book Club ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this book! It was a heart-breaking, emotional story… I wasn’t even a chapter in when I found I couldn’t put the book down… It is an emotional read, and it does pull on your heartstrings, but at the same time it’s gripping and you find yourself waiting with bated breath to find out what secrets are being held. It was an absolutely wonderful.’ Stardust Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Catawba Cats
April 15, 2021
Emotional family drama with all the "feels" built in. Caroline and Pete suffer an unimaginable loss that tears them apart. Pete goes on to create another family with Emily. Tragedy strikes again and tests the mettle of these two women who must figure out how to coexist and what "family" truly means to them. Many thank to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!
Kirsty Whitlock
April 15, 2021
Wow!!! Where to even begin?? Mind you it's hard enough to write this with blurry eyes through tears!! Oh yes, that emotional even I shed tears!!! I want to start by saying that Emma Robinson is a very talented author and I cannot wait to get dug into even more of her books. She is definitely on par with several of my favourite authors including Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks and is also one of my favourite authors!! The book itself is written so well that it reads so smoothly from chapter to chapter with brilliant descriptions and settings perfect for the scene. It really dragged me deep into the story until I came out the other end with tears streaming down my face. The stunning cover and the synopsis suited the storyline perfectly. The storyline is absolutely heartbreaking and a real tear jerker. It is also an absolutely beautiful story of love, loss, guilt, heartbreak, secrets, friendship and family!! The fact that it goes from how Caroline feels and then moving

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