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The Marriage Bed

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
"Joelle and Bobby...I'm aware my visit might have been difficult for you."

Difficult? In fact, nothing would ever be the same again for Joelle Webber and Bobby DiFranco. They'd come a long way from their hardscrabble beginnings. They'd built careers, raised a wonderful daughter and two fine sons. Shaped a life rich with layers of trust and understanding, just like the caref

ebook, Harlequin Everlasting Love #7, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Harlequin
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I really liked this book for reasons that might not translate to another reader. It's a rich, compelling story about a marriage in trouble, but I enjoyed it most as a form of historical fiction.

The story switches back and forth from the present day to the past, telling the story of a 37 year old marriage that began when high-schooler Joelle got pregnant and her rich boyfriend Drew told her to get an abortion. Joelle's best friend Bobby persuades her to marry him instead: he's headed for Vietnam
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Mar 30, 2011 Cody Young rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Terrific characters. Secret baby story. But the conflict is far too melodramatic. The baby is in her thirties, folks! If, after, more than thirty years of a wonderful, devoted marriage, you have doubts about your mate ever having loved you, you should take another look at the adage: the proof is in the pudding.
Susan N Jeffery
Oct 07, 2013 Susan N Jeffery rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A charming return to Arnold's work. I read her in the 1980s and early 90s, and then sort of got sidetracked into other genres. What a pleasure to find her writing still, and this lovely mature work was good reading, from start to finish. Highly recommended.
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Barbara Keiler
aka Ariel Berk, Thea Frederick, Judith Arnold

Barbara Keiler was born on April 7th. She started telling stories before shecould write. She was four when her sister, Carolyn, stuffed a crayon intoher hand and taught her the alphabet, and she's been writing ever since.

Barbara is a graduate of Smith College, where she learned to aim for thestars, and she received a master's degree in cre
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