My Husband's Wives: A heart-warming story of love, loss, family and friendship

· Head of Zeus Ltd
14 reviews

About this ebook

Is it better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved?

Paul Starr, Ireland's leading cardiologist, dies in a car crash with a pregnant young woman by his side.

United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all.

As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul's death proves to be the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.

From the #1 bestselling Irish author of The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club comes an emotional story about finding new friends and living life to the fullest, that will appeal to fans of Sheila O'Flanagan, Heidi Swain and Liz Fenwick.

Praise for Faith Hogan:

'Joyful, life-affirming and inspirational' – Heidi Swain

'Heartwarming and emotional' – Liz Fenwick

'A heart-rending, uplifting and beautifully written journey of female friendship... I loved being transported to Ireland's wild Atlantic coast' – Phillipa Ashley

'Faith Hogan navigates beautifully between the community and the individual, forensically investigating moral issues and loyalties with an unflinching, yet humane eye. She is one of the most original and exciting writers to emerge from Ireland in recent times' – Afric McGlinchey

'An intricately woven story of love, jealousy and misunderstanding' – Diney Costeloe

'A cracking good story... An ideal beach read' – Connaught Telegraph

'A fantastic summer read' – Irish Daily Star

'A heart-warming story of love, loss, family and friendship' – The Bookseller

'Spanning several decades and generations, Secrets We Keep is a hugely ambitious novel... With its engaging storyline and sense of place this is an absorbing and entertaining read' – Sunday Independent (Dublin)

14 reviews
Grace J. Reviewerlady
March 24, 2019
This is just the most gorgeous novel .. and the one which began my love affair with Faith Hogan’s writing! When Ireland’s leading cardiologist dies at the scene of a car crash, several women are left behind, grieving and bereft. As they find out about each other, hostile feelings raise their ugly heads but, as the saying goes, time is a great healer and their shared love of Paul Starr has the amazing effect of soothing ruffled feathers and the tentative feelers of friendship begin to show. This is a stunning, emotionally-charged read and what a superb debut! It’s such a well-conceived idea and shows that woman don’t always need to be at each other’s throats (especially over a man!). I adore the re-vamped cover! Each character is well-developed, and the readers’ empathy is drawn out for each one of them. The beautiful writing pulled me in, and it’s so well-crafted it is an absolute pleasure to read. I so loved this and, as a result of reading it, am a firm fan of everything this author produces. In fact, I eagerly watch out for any new novels and haven’t missed any of them. This is a top read from a first class author and I would award it double star rating if I could. As it it, my five stars are so excited that they are dancing! My thanks to Victoria Joss of Aria for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
3 people found this review helpful
Roslyn Holman
June 3, 2020
Interesting. I don't know if the comment I would use was that I enjoyed it, rather it made me think about relationships and the interactions they have with others, particularly when there has been multiple relationships with one centre character - in this case, Paul, who was the husband to three women. The interdependency he had with each of them and as a whole was what made the story line. I would recommend it.
Lisa Moran
March 19, 2022
I cried and I laughed, expertly told with all their lives and stories coming together. Absolutely loved this book, one I will come back to

About the author

Faith lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and two very fussy cats. She has an Hons Degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.

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