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The Third Wife

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  128 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
On her wedding night, seventeen-year-old Anna Langtry stole her husband's car and fled into the darkness, racing toward freedom. She felt on desperation to escape the nightmare of her Colorado home - an isolated rural community that condoned her forced polygamous marriage to become one man's third wife.

Fifteen years later, Anna is working as a federal probation officer in

Paperback, Mira Romantic Suspense, 392 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Mira (first published January 1st 2002)
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May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Expected more fluff; happily, a bit deeper! Forced polygamy, parole officer, ex-cons, crooked big shots/cops.... and the bonus of a personality-plus kitty. Typical plot predictability saved by a couple surprises.
Phylisha Stone
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Polygamy, illegal drugs, a 17yr old runaway girl being forced by her "church" to become a third wife, and a guy set up by his rich fiance and her her father to coverup their illegal side business. A very interesting read that reminded me a lot of the things we are seeing in the news theses days. If you like intrigue you will like this book.
Sam Woodfield
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Creswell has written a really interesting novel here full of twists and turns and some very interesting characters.
The story follows Anna, a parole officer who has escaped a previous life as part of a polygamous religious group. She is settled in her new life until her new paroled, Joe McKenzie, a convicted embezzler, drags Anna into his life and back to her past.
There were points in this novel where I thought the plot was going to be really predictable. However Creswell throws little twists rig
Mary Beth
Jan 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Anna, whose mother arranged a marriage for her when she was 17, to her step-uncle who belonged to a branch of the Morman's who still have multiple wives. She conceived on her wedding night, as well as stole his car and managed to disappear. The story takes up 14 years later when she is a successful parole officer doing an intake on a new client whose pastt collides with her world.---A fascinating story.
Polygamy and a parole officer. This book was not what I expected, and I don't usually read this type of book, but this one was really good and recommended to me. Hard to believe this type of world exists, in America no less, but I'm sure to some extent this was pretty realistic. Really a good book.
Mind-Spa Lotusbloem
Wat was het lastig om doorheen te komen in het begin. Liep niet lekker.
Marianne Jay
Mar 06, 2009 rated it liked it
I honestly thought this book would be better than it was. There was something missing in this book, that I could not put my finger on.

The book was just ok.
Apr 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Interestingly twisted tale of a parole officer who finds her past intwined with that of one of her parolees. Good, but Jasmine Cresswell can do better.
Sherri Hunter
Aug 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very good book! Lots of action and suspense. Several surprising twists. Highly recommend this book.
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Born in England, Jasmine Cresswell now divides her time between her winter home in Sarasota, Florida and her summer home in Evergreen, Colorado. Jasmine has been writing since 1975 and has published over 50 novels, with 9 million copies of her books in print.
Jasmine served for two years as the editor of the Romance Writer's Report. She also served as president of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a
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