My Husband's Sweethearts

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
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When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his little black book, and decided she wasn’t going through this alone. After all, Artie’s sweethearts were there for the good times—is it fair that Lucy should have to manage the hard times herself? In this wise, wickedly funny new novel, Lucy dials up the women in Artie’s black book and invites them for one last visit. The last thing she expects is that any will actually show up.

But one by one, they do show up: The one who hates him. The one who owes her life to him. The one he turned into a lesbian, and the one he taught to dance. And among them is a visitor with the strangest story of all: the young man who may or may not be Artie’s long-lost son.

For Lucy, the jaw-dropping procession of women is an education in the man she can’t forgive and couldn’t leave. And as the women find themselves sharing secrets and sharing tears, they start to discover kindred spirits—and even something that’s a lot like family. But Lucy knows one thing for certain: the biggest surprises are yet to come….

Full of heart, Bridget Asher’s unforgettable novel is about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the deep friendships between women. It’s about sweet liars and tenderhearted cheaters—about loving those we love for reasons we can’t always fully rationalize, and about the sort of forgiveness that can change someone’s entire life in the most unexpected and extraordinary ways.


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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this more than I did. It was entertaining but a little shallow. Lucy seems to do a lot of whining and ineffective self-examination. I enjoyed the way the women came together as ... Read full review

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User Review  - AddictedToMorphemes - LibraryThing

Lucy Shoreman left her older husband, Artie, six months ago after discovering he had cheated on her...repeatedly. She still loves the charming little cheat, however, so when she learns he is dying ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
11
CHAPTER THREE
18
CHAPTER FOUR
31
CHAPTER FIVE
40
CHAPTER
46
CHAPTER SEVEN
53
CHAPTER NINE
61
CHAPTER TWENTY
154
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
163
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
170
If There ls a Generation of Confused Men Is There
176
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
184
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
191
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
202
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
208

Sometimes Its Hard to Figure Out What Happens
73
CHAPTER TWELVE
84
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
97
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
107
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
117
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
126
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
133
Where Should a Tour Begin? In the Heart
144
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
215
CHAPTER THIRTY
225
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
232
CHAPTER THIRTYTwo
242
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
252
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
258
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Bridget Asher lives on the Florida panhandle with her husband, who is lovable, sweet, and true of heart—and has given her no reason to inquire about his former sweethearts.


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