Review: The Replacement Wife

Why I picked it: The cover grabbed my attention and the plot sounded interesting.

Synopsis: Camille Hart, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships. Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. So when doctors tell Camille that her cancer is back—and this time it’s terminal—she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she’s gone.

But what happens when a dying wish becomes a case of “be careful what you wish for”? For Edward and Camille, the stunning conclusion arrives with one last twist of fate that no one saw coming.

At once deeply felt and witty, The Replacement Wife is an unforgettable story of love and family, and a refreshing look at the unexpected paths that lead us to our own happy endings

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Having read a few books by this author I knew to expect strong characters.  I was invested.

This is an interesting story. Camille is a wife/mother/cancer survivor/matchmaker, when her cancer returns she decides to find a wife for her husband.  Camille is looking for someone to take care of the family, love her husband, and children.

What happens next is unthinkable. Wanting his wife to be happy for the last few months of her life... Camille's husband begrudgingly let's his wife introduce him to women she has blessed as an acceptable replacement.

This story twists and turns, some parts are predictable but some caught me off guard.  It's hard discussing this novel without giving away the story but let me say it's gut wrenching at times.

If you enjoy Sparks novels you will enjoy this book. 

Rating: 4 stars
Source: NetGalley