His First Wife’s Secret by Emma Robinson / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @emmarobinsonuk


The tears began to flow. ‘I can’t do this on my own,’ Emily sobbed. ‘I don’t know how.’

When Emily’s husband dies in a terrible accident, she’s not the only wife he leaves behind.

Because, before their whirlwind romance and Emily’s discovery she was pregnant, Pete had been married to Caroline for more than twenty years. A devastating tragedy had torn them apart. But there was a part of Pete that had never fully left his first wife and a secret that would bind them together, forever.

Finding herself lonely, heartbroken, and forced to face life and motherhood alone – Emily is surprised that Caroline offers her support. But Emily knows she needs someone she can trust and rely on. Even if it’s the woman her husband loved before her.

A tentative friendship develops and their lives become entwined. Their bond grows ever stronger as Caroline steps in to help when Emily’s baby arrives unexpectedly early. But it’s not just Caroline hiding a secret. Both of the women who once loved Pete have things they can never admit, without risking a friendship that might be the only thing keeping them both afloat.

When grief begins to takes its toll on Emily, she feels sure that Caroline is the only person who can save her and baby Dylan… But should she trust the woman he loved before her – with her life… Or her child’s?



My Review

I never read another reader’s review before I start a new book. I am afraid that I will be influenced somehow by what they have written whether I want to or not. What I do do is checking some afterwards because I am curious to see how others experienced certain things. Often I agree with some of the remarques, sometimes I feel the opposite completely.

In this case I have to agree with all the comments already published on Goodreads when I finished the story (15/03).

The author has created a wonderful but very touching story. You feel every bit of pain, of love, of joy, of misery. It’s like you are dropped in the middle and you can see what’s happening first hand.

Every situation has been described in a way that feels so real picturing situations that could happen to each and everyone of us.

You can climb out of the deepest valley as long as you have some people you can count on to support you every step of the long and often slow journey.

Do you want to find out how two people who are totally different can be united by a tragedy and the love for a child, then you should pick up this book. 5 stars

Thank you, Emma Robinson and Bookouture


About the author

Emma Robinson is the author of several women’s fiction novels. She also blogs about the funny side of parenting and has contributed to podcasts such as Funny Women. Whilst her early novels are humorous, her recent work focuses on emotional themes and these novels are both heart-breaking and life affirming. Emma enjoys writing stories which explore the power of family and friendship in the most challenging circumstances.

Emma currently lives in Essex with a husband, two children and a small black dog


Author Links

Website: www.motherhoodforslackers.com

Facebook: facebook.com/motherhoodforslackers

Twitter: @emmarobinsonuk



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