Sometime last year or early this year, I posted a review here of a book I love by Stephanie Bond. The book is titled "Our Husband" So why am I reposting this review again? What's that? Did I hear you say lazy? No, no. It has nothing to do with being lazy. :P
The reason I'm posting the review again is to refresh your minds. Our Husband wasn't released as an ebook at the point in time I posted the review. I have the book in print, and I knew it was a little hard to find unless you got it used. So when I noticed a bunch of back list titles by Stephanie Bond up on Amazon, I was so excited because I know I can rave about these books and people are able to get them since the explosion of ebooks, and authors uploading their backlist titles now. It's clever! Readers can fall in love all over again, or readers can discover new authors.
Anyhow, here's the Our Husband review I posted, and then I'll put up buy links for it.
Today's book review is of a book that I read years ago, but I don't think this author gets enough hype, especially about this book. So I'm going to be the book pimp.
Back in early 2001, I was at my local library looking for books to read. Back then, I didn't really have a lot of my own money to buy books, so I relied heavily on the library. As I was going through the racks of books, I came across one entitled “Our Husband”.
I stopped, and picked up the book. The name grabbed my attention. I was quite curious, so I read the back cover, I looked at the name of the author- Stephanie Bond.. The following is from the back cover.
Fate has just thrown a curveball at the women in Raymond Carmichael's life—all three of them. When they meet at his hospital bed, they discover they're all married to the same man. And when Raymond suddenly dies, the police suspect that one of these spunky ladies has committed murder...
The Socialite—Blonde, post-menopausal, and mad as hell, Beatrix always suspected Raymond married her for her daddy's money...twenty-one years ago.
The Doctor—a smart, small-town family physician, thirty-five-year-old Natalie had ironically insisted on only one thing from her husband of seven years...absolute honesty.
The Stripper—Twenty-one and an exotic dancer, Ruby would have chalked up her brief marriage to a learning experience...if she hadn't been pregnant.
Now they're three women left with a man's betrayal—and worse, each other. But one thing they insist—they didn't kill Raymond. What can they do? Something outrageous and probably impossible: stick together to catch a murderer.
I'd never read this author before, but heck, it's book from the library, there's no harm in checking it out and taking it home
So, I did. And I read it. And LOVED it! That began my love of Stephanie Bond's books.
Our husband is a mix of romance, suspense, and humor. It features three very different women, from different backgrounds and ages. But they have one thing in common.
That common thing, or should I say, person, is Raymond Carmichael.
Yes, three women were married to the SAME MAN!
And that man has just had a car accident, hence the reason all three Mrs. Carmichael's are there at the hospital, and meet one another. (Can we say Awkward?)
Then, Raymond dies, and leaves the three women widowed. But it gets worse when it's noticed that Raymond was poisoned, and of course, suspicion falls onto Natalie, Beatrix, and Ruby. Well of course, each women has a reason to want Raymond dead.
Full of surprises, plenty of suspense, and twists and turns within the plot, this book really has it all. I think out of all of Stephanie Bond's books, Our Husband is the best and my favorite. And with my love of passing on books recs, I would really suggest this book.
You can find Our Husband on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I'd put up links, but for some reason links are not working for me at the moment. Grr!
You can find out more about Stephanie Bond at her website. www.stephaniebond.com