#BookReview: The Other Wife by Kathleen Irene Paterka #CLPBlogTours

Reviewer: Samantha

the other wifeI received a review copy


Till death do us part…

Eleanor Anderson has a beautiful home, a loving husband, a tranquil life. After thirty-eight years of marriage and her children now grown, she finally has time for herself. She’s not expecting any surprises; certainly not to wake up one morning and find her husband dead in bed beside her from a massive heart attack. It’s a devastating discovery… but not as much as the shock awaiting Eleanor when she learns the truth about her husband’s secret life. And then there’s the damaging document he signed before his death, which threatens to destroy her life.

Claire Anderson isn’t your average thirtysomething. A professor of psychology at a prestigious university, Claire has a successful career, a handsome husband, and two young children at home. But nothing in her background, including her academic accomplishments, prepares Claire for the horrendous reality of discovering that the life she’d led was all a lie… fostered by a husband who’d promised to love and cherish her forever.

Two women from two generations, bound together by denial, anger, and grief. How far will their misery and fear push them? Does compassion rule the day, or will a husband’s betrayal lead to a woman’s revenge?

What happens when each of these women comes face-to-face with the other wife?


Ooh, my, my, my. This book was AMAZING! It had me hooked from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down. It was utterly fascinating to see how the plot unfolded, and my emotions were all over the place while reading. I was insanely curious to know how this novel would end. How could Eleanor and Claire move on from such a betrayal? The ending was nothing that I could have thought of myself. It was even better then the scenarios that I was envisioning.  I read this book super fast because it was so hard to put down. A favorite of 2015!

5 stars

Kathleen Irene PaterkaAuthor Bio:

Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon Bestselling Author of smart women’s fiction. Her newest novel, The Other Wife, was published in February to critical acclaim. Kathleen’s popular James Bay series, set in Northern Michigan, includes: Fatty Patty, Home Fires, Lotto Lucy, and For I Have Sinned. Love weddings? Pick up a copy of her novel Royal Secrets for a fascinating glimpse into the world of royalty, romance and brides. Kathleen is the resident staff writer for a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book For the Love of a Castle. Kathleen and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, where she is busy working on her next James Bay novel.

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  1. April 20, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Hi Samantha,

    I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed my novel THE OTHER WIFE! It was a difficult story to write; Claire’s POV was so sad, I found myself immersed in grief most of the time. Eleanor, however, was a different story (and situation). Team Eleanor or Team Claire, the story is what it is… and I’m happy you loved the book.

    Thank you again!

    ~ Kathleen

  2. Claudia
    April 20, 2015 / 9:27 am

    Great review of an amazing book!!

  3. April 20, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Claudia, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the book! Thank you for stopping by to chat on Chick Lit Plus… ‘THE PLACE’ to be! ~ Kathleen

  4. April 21, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Sounds wonderful: I’m adding this to my TBR list immediately.

  5. April 22, 2015 / 6:30 am

    Pauline, thank you! I hope you enjoy Eleanor and Claire’s story! ~ Kathleen

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