Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Replacement Wife

The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge

Goodreads summary:
Camille Hart, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships. Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. So when doctors tell Camille that her cancer is back—and this time it’s terminal—she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she’s gone.
But what happens when a dying wish becomes a case of “be careful what you wish for”? For Edward and Camille, the stunning conclusion arrives with one last twist of fate that no one saw coming.
At once deeply felt and witty, The Replacement Wife is an unforgettable story of love and family, and a refreshing look at the unexpected paths that lead us to our own happy endings.

My review:
I had been really looking forward to reading this book, but was extremely disappointed. I thought the basis of the story line was very creative and intriguing. Boy was I wrong. This book moved so slow and felt like it would never end. This was not one of those books that was just hard to get into. It was hard to read period. It was long, repetitive, and kind of pointless. It was very hard to believe as well.
As if all of this was not bad enough, there were sex scenes and occasionally a cuss word. I did not expect this in the book so it surprised me. I was not a fan of this and am surprised I did not book the book down halfway through it.

1 star

I received this book for free from netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review and I did not get anything in return for my review.


  1. Summary pulled me in thinking it was a really gud book.

  2. That's good that you didn't go out and buy it. Sometimes books that sound good move slow and disappoint. I'm glad you didn't feel like you had to rate it higher just to not disappoint the author.

  3. the premise is a far-fetched one for me--it would have to be very well-written to make up for that

  4. I want to read this book but can't stand slow moving stories... thanks for your honest review!

  5. I thought the summary sounded intriguing as well, but after reading your review, I think I'll skip this one. I hate slow moving stories. Great review, though!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books