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My Husband's Wife

(No Greater Strength #4)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  5,268 ratings  ·  305 reviews
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Once a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings.

She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy.

But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another
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Published May 23rd 2017 by Recorded Books (first published July 14th 2016)
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MS P A MURPHY Yes, he sure does get just what he deserves. Hmm redeeming features, can't think of any!
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Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scribd
I read this book because I wanted a break from the usual, something devoid of smex and whatnot. This certainly fit the bill except it was quite predictable.

The story was inordinately linear; a woman loses the love of her life to the evil other woman. We then follow Rosie-our female protagonist- through the devastating turn of events as her grief turns into self-pity, then inertia. I was most appalled when she insinuated wanting to end it all. Because a man left? Seriously?

Honestly, it was
Amanda Prowse has constructed a true to life family centred drama that makes for compelling reading. It rings true in that I could recognise scenarios and characters amongst my friends and family. The story is centred around Rosie whose world disintegrates when the husband she loves, Phil, leaves her and takes their daughters, Naomi and Leona with him. As Rosie reflects on her life, she feels that she has absolutely nothing. She has been so centred and focused on her family, she wonders who she ...more
Posted on Blue Mood Café

Rosie Tipcott is married with two young daughters, Naomi and Leona. She works part time as a hotel housekeeper but her main role in life is taking care of her family. She’s pretty content with her life until one day her husband, Phil, suddenly announces he’s leaving as he’s met someone else. The “other woman” is wealthy, beautiful and can still wear skinny jeans. In that moment, Rosie’s comfortable world is turned inside out along with her identity. Who is she if she’s
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who love family realism
When I read one of Amanda Prowse books I know I’m in deep.
This one was no exception.
She writes about realistic things with such depth that it’s as powerful as a punch to the stomach (emotionally).

I’m one of those women.
Married, my child are grown, my husband and my kids mean the world to me. They are my life, the ones that keep me going and I’m there for them. That makes me happy, just like Rosie in this book.

But there our similarities end thank goodness because one day her husband
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amanda Prowse is one of my favourite authors that always adds such brilliant page turning emotional stories. My Husband's Secret. You can believe in the scenes some women have been there. Being a devoted wife and mother giving all your love to your husband and children, doing all the cooking and cleaning. Then your husband leaves you. Then your children leave home. Every thing leaves you emotionally drained and heart broken. How do you rebuild your life if there's nothing left? I hope many ...more
Joanne Robertson
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, does domestic drama like Amanda Prowse and with My Husband's Wife she has given us an emotional but life affirming journey into the aftermath of a collapsed marriage.

Rosie could be anyone that you know-your sister, your friend or your neighbour. She is married, she's a mum, she's happy. Yes things can be difficult but that's just life isn't it? She knows that sometimes couples are too tired for sex and we all have money problems sometimes, don't we? But Rosie's world
Dale Harcombe
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rosie Tipcott is a contented woman. She has a husband who she is certain loves her, two young children, Naomi and Leona, who make life interesting at times with their antics and a job which may not suit everyone but it suits her. She has no need for a career but is content just to clean caravans to help with the finances and spend the rest of the time with her family and be there for them. She makes a habit of sitting on a particular bench on the North Devon cliffs and thinking how blessed she ...more
This is the first novel of Amanda Prowse’s I’ve ever read, but I guarantee you it won’t be the last. My Husband’s Wife is the very definition of a page-turner: once I started, I didn’t want to put it down. I was consumed with the need to read as much as possible, only stopping when my Kindle powered down, or when I was so tired I couldn’t keep my eyes open for one more second. I’m no stranger to getting caught up in a story, but I can honestly say it was the first time in many, many years that I ...more
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
What a book! It really pulled at my heartstrings! Rosie and Phil have two young daughters and have been married for twelve years. Their life is like any other couple with a young family..hectic and full of routine. One day Phil surprises Rosie. He's fallen in love with someone else and leaving her. Eventually he takes the children with him. Phil does not actually leave until almost half-way through the book. When I first began reading this book I liked it. It was a 3 star. Once Phil left from ...more
Tracy Fenton
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading through some of the reviews on Amazon for Amanda Prowse – someone has said that Nobody does domestic drama like Amanda Prowse! and honestly I couldn’t agree more. Amanda has an incredible talent for not only writing gripping and emotional stories, but bringing the characters to life and making you feel their every emotion. My Husband’s Wife is a heartbreaking account of a marriage breaking down and the feelings of loss, grief and being replaced.
Rea Cobb
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have only discovered author Amanda Prowse over the last year or so and yet as I am making my way through her back catalogue of books she fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Her latest release My Husband's Wife left me going off to bed heartbroken and it is the first book in a very long time that has touched my heart in such a powerful way.

After a troubled start in life Rosie now is very thankful for the perfect life she has with her two beautiful and comical little girls and her loving
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally reviewed on Becca's Books.

Once in a while, a novel comes along that holds within it so much emotion and so much heart that it completely undoes you, and for me, that novel has to be My Husband's Wife by Amanda Prowse. I haven't actually, if I'm going to be honest with you, read that many books by Prowse. In fact, My Husband's Wife happens to be only the third book by this author that I've read. My first was The Christmas Café, and my second was the all-consuming Another Love, both of
There’s no doubt about it, author Amanda Prowse has a very specific talent for creating the most utterly believable characters. She introduces you to people that you cannot help but feel an affinity and kinship with and in this her latest book in creating Rosie Tipcott she has really excelled herself…

Rosie is your typical everyday happily married Mum of 2 very lively daughters Leona and Naomi. Her life is great, she has everything she ever wanted – a cosy home, husband Phil whom she adores, a
Suze Lavender
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being with her family makes Rosie happy. She has everything she wants, two beautiful daughters, a husband she adores, a great best friend, parents-in-law she's close to and a cozy house in a seaside town. She thinks her life is perfect, but apparently she's missed something vital. The signs were there, but she didn't pick up on them. All of a sudden Phil is moving in with another woman, someone he's been seeing for quite some time. Rosie is crushed and while she's grieving she slowly loses ...more
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Darcie Boleyn

This is a gripping, emotional, page-turning read that I devoured over a weekend.

Rosie is a wife and mother; that’s how she sees herself. That’s what makes her happy. I could identify with this because being a wife and mum comes before everything else in my life. I love my family and I care about their happiness and well-being. So does Rosie. But then her life starts to change…

I was quickly immersed in the world of Rosie and her family because of Ms Prowse’s seamless narrative style. I
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: four-star
Every now and again, I’m tempted by fiction aimed specifically at women. A lot of “chick lit” I find rather repetitive and dumbed down, but Amanda Prowse’s writing flows so beautifully that I can’t help but feel drawn into her stories from the very first page.

Although this is a rather common theme in women’s fiction - man cheats, man leaves wife, wife has to pick up the remaining pieces of her shattered life - the depictions of the lead character, Rosie, are painfully true to life of what many
Rachel Gilbey
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm sitting here in disbelief at how one author can make a reader experience a whole gamut of emotions, in just one cleverly crafted novel. I've gone from laughter, to anger, to disbelief at some of the decisions made, to almost being in tears due to my depth of feelings for the family at the centre of the book, back to laughter. I have gone full circle, as has this book, which deals with the aftermath of one man walking out on his family.

I had purposely waiting until I knew I had a day without
Patricia Green
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read from this author and it will probably be the last.
It was an awful book
I had two false starts because I found Rosie to be the dullest person ever, it's great that she was so content with her life but gosh she was dull, if I was her husband I would have left!
I have no idea where the 'no greater courage' in the title came from as Rosie showed no courage whatsoever, quite the opposite, she literally curled up and waited to be rescued and don't get me started on
K.B. Walker
Amanda Prowse writes believable characters but for me this book was spoiled by the title and blurb. I knew before I opened it that the husband was going to leave his family but it didn't happen until nearly half-way through the story. That's like watching a train crash in very slow motion ~ depressing and frustrating. I also felt the motivation of the "evil" character was very overplayed. I can't imagine a woman in her position would care one way or another about the people she hurt, wouldn't ...more
Massive massive potential that just didn't follow through. Beautiful writing at times but felt odd amongst the otherwise typical writing. Rosie was a bit too pathetic for 90% of the book - the ending really should have been longer & more developed than it was. I never felt she really found her strength. Gerri could have been a total psycho, felt that was developed or played on enough.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
I listened to the audiobook of My Husband's Wife, narrated by the author, Amanda Prowse. As I have stated before, I like when authors narrate their own books. The expression and intonation used is what they intended when they wrote the book. I enjoyed sitting back and listening to this performance of this book. The voices of the characters portrayed their individual personalities and it was easy to determine who was speaking throughout the story.

Rosie Tipcott is married with two young daughters.
Linda Tilling
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed, author-gift
Rosie has always dreamed of being someone's wife and mother, so when she marries Phil and has 2 children she thinks she is set up for life... Until he has a change of heart and meets someone else! I absolutely adored this book, having been in the same situation myself over 10 years ago i could totally empathize with Rosie and found myself crying with her when her ex husband takes the children for the weekend for the first time and she slumps down the inside of the front door howling, just as i ...more
Lynsey Summers
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amanda Prowse has written yet another beautiful, moving and heartfelt novel with My Husband's Wife, making me once again think, laugh and shed a tear.

With the mostwonderful main character, Rosie Tipcott, we are taken on a true journey of the heart. I have to say,Rosie is one of my most favourite characters from any book. Iloved her wholeheartedly. She is so happy with her lotin life, even though she doesn't have massive riches or a fantasticglamourous job, she loves what she has and in her eyes
Alix Long
I thought that one of the greatest strengths of My Husband's Wife was its honest, unflinching portrayal of family life. Browse effectively and sensitively showcased family life at its most joyful, its most mundane, and at its most fragile. The cast of characters were all realistic portrayals that most readers could relate to, and I thought they were all really well developed. I enjoyed reading about the interaction between characters, particularly between Rosie and her brother-in-law, her ...more
Hester Maree
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
When I become involved in a story to the extent that I develop an intense dislike for the antagonist and empathize deeply with the main character, through all her trials and tribulations, it’s a story well told. I soon became hooked.

I rooted for the sweet Rosie, who is pitted against “the other woman" in her husband's life, Gerrie. Gerrie manipulates and schemes her way into Rosie’s life, laying claim not only to her dearly beloved Phil, but to their daughters as well, in an attempt to fill her
Ellen May
2.5*... hmm. This was my 4th book by Amanda Prowse and the one I least connected with. I found it easy to read but I just didn't feel as much towards it as I have with her other books. I found the blurb very spoiler heavy, and it left me knowing what was going to happen (instead of teasing me and making me want to read on). I liked Rosie, a lot, but found the plot predictable in places and I just didn't feel that attached to it. Not entirely sure why, but it was an okay read.
Fiona Moreira
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Amanda Prowse. With characters you come to care about, others that you loathe, this is the story of Rosie, who is happy with her life and her little family. Nothing makes fear happier than looking after her two little girls and her husband. He is the love of her life...
Jennifer Garcia
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Wow, this fantastic book was so emotionally charged and angsty that I honestly teared up so many times. Amanda Prowse does grief and pain so well, putting us in the shoes of Rosie and her the awful lot she was dealt. The characters weren't just believable, they were so real I felt like I knew them all. I honestly thought until the very end that there would be no HEA, because I honestly couldn't see how. I was so swept up in the chaos of Rosie's life that I was blind to any sort of future for her ...more
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Amanda Prowse was a management consultant for ten years before realising that she was born to write. Amanda lives in the West Country with her husband and their two teenage sons.

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No Greater Strength (6 books)
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