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The Secrets of Married Women

Written by: Carol Mason
Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins

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Publisher's Summary

When Jill's husband discovers he can never have children, it tears a hole in their marriage that Jill doesn't know how to repair. Frustrated, she seeks comfort in her friends: fierce Leigh, with her high-powered career and doting family, and sweet, uncomplicated Wendy, who has a rock-solid marriage any woman would envy.

Leigh and Wendy's lives seem perfect. But beneath the surface are secrets that could tear their friendship apart.

Leigh has grown tired of her stay-at-home husband and is looking for excitement - outside of the marriage bed. And after seventeen years of marriage, Wendy can't shake the sense that there is something missing in her life.

As Jill is drawn deeper into her friends' relationships, she is confronted by a temptation of her own: an intriguing stranger whose good looks and charm spark an instant connection.

Full of the realities of modern-day marriage, The Secrets of Married Women asks the question: how well can we ever know our husbands, our friends, or even ourselves?

©2017 Carol Mason (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • PollyAnna2
  • 2017-10-31

Enjoyable read.

I read some reviews thinking that this book glorified, or encouraged cheating, and affairs; but those reviewers clearly did not finish the book. In no way, does it encourage or glamorize affairs. If anything, it’s the opposite. It’s initial dip of the toe, does make it sound like it’s something that is exciting, new, and can even “save a marriage” (as one character claimed); but the book goes on to highlight the painful, far casting ripple effect, that having an affair can cause.
As the rape goes; I think that also, was misunderstood, by some reviewers. There are many, many women and girls who experience that same kind of reaction to an incident, like the one told in the book. Not calling it rape outright, does not lessen the tremendous guilt and burden. And in situations similar to those set up in the book, they do cast confusion, doubt, and bewilderment, over exactly what did happened.
Overall, I enjoyed the characters in the book. It was a pleasant read, with no major climactic, cliff hangers. Just a book, about people, intertwined by life.

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  • Vanessa Y
  • 2019-10-13

Beautiful!

I love this book. Somethings that happened I didn’t expect, but I loved the ending. Very different married lives, for 3 different married women. Wonderful!!

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  • Debbie
  • 2019-09-11

I wanted to like this book...

But, in a word, did not. First, the reader - she has a very strong accent, and all her character share the same. It is very tricky telling one from another. Then, the book itself. I’d listened to another of Carol Mason’s books, and quite liked it, so I figured this one was a sure thing. Not true. Each of the three protagonists are unlikeable for different reasons. Eventually, the dislike grew to the point that it became work to listen...and I stopped.

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  • Pam Nugent
  • 2019-04-19

Great read

Loved this story. The narrator did a great job, used plenty of emotion. I'll reccomend to friends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-04

wonderful story and narration

Overall I enjoyed the narration as well as the story.
the narrator expresses great emotion & passion. I didn't want the story to end. it absolutely makes a difference when the experience of the reader matches complexity of the script.

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  • DaisyRose
  • 2018-11-07

Irritated

The reader for this book was terrible. Sounds like the worst fake Irish accent I have ever herd.

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  • Jill Clark
  • 2018-02-11

No surprises in this book

Every next chapter and event in this book is foreseeable. She cheats he throws her out surprise she’s pregnant as a baby and he takes her back. Like that really happens, seriously.

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  • Eva Mondaca
  • 2017-12-30

The narrator's voice drove me nuts!

I may try to read it in my own but if you are planning on getting this book, get a sample first!

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  • Maggie
  • 2017-09-26

Loved

Loved this book. Narration was excellent. Five Stars!! Couldn't put it down. Read it again and again.

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  • Christy
  • 2017-09-21

I felt Way more than I expected to..

I'm a book worm. 3-5 books a week is my habit. I was drawn in and Captivated by this story, and more importantly, the characters. I cried. Hard. That's not easy to invoke, create, or induce. Wow. Thank you so much for the ride.. Wow...