Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Replacement Wife-Eileen Goudge

Utterly captivating! The story of a matchmaker, looking for a new wife for her beloved husband, as she battles cancer, is both funny (if you can imagine), heartbreaking and hopeful.

Successful matchmaker, Camille Hart, has discovered the return of her cancer. Her handsome physician husband, Edward,wants nothing more than to find a cure for her. Camille has decided, instead of treatment, that she wants to find a new wife/mother for her family. Someone who will love her kids and help Edward through his grief.

She finds a good candidate in a teacher, who loves kids and is looking for love.Unfortunately, she does not share her plan with Edward. All he feels is rejection, and he turns to a beautiful caterer for friendship.(someone to talk to)

Each is deceiving the other, with the best of intentions, when everything suddenly changes. Be careful what you wish for because it might just come around and bite you on the butt. (and sometimes you get what you deserve).

When I found myself getting angry at Camille for being so stupid and selfish, I thought about what I would do in her place. I became more forgiving.

Bittersweet, and a fitting ending, made me love the story after all. READ THIS BOOK!!

I received this book from Netgalley for review. Thank you!


  1. This reminds me of an old Margaret Sullavan movie, but I can't think of the title.

    1. no sad songs for me? 1950

    2. Anonymous9:00 PM

      This book pissed me off! I was very much into it until the last couple chapters where therapy was deemed useless so they gave up! I was sooo disappointed. Where was the happy ending? Camille ended up alone...I was soo sad. HE on the other hand got a younger wife, a new marriage and a baby. Yay for him. What were you thinking Eileen!!

  2. I hadn't heard of this one, but it has such an interesting premise! Sounds like a great read. Definitely adding it to my TBR pile (uh, mountain). Thanks for the rec!

  3. Yes! That's the movie! Dude, you rock!!!