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ANOTHER LIFE
by Ann Roth

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: MILD

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Roth's book is largely a family drama with a small element of romance. The premise is an intriguing one, but some of the novel's key conversations don't ring as true as they might, which creates character believability issues and an idealized story world. And, while both heroines' journeys are interesting, there are several spots where critical scenes are telescoped, making the latter chapters feel like a summation.

When Mary Beth Mason loses her husband of 20 years to a fatal heart attack, she believes she's survived the worst. Not so. Soon she learns he had another family and another life, hundreds of miles
away. He also had a mountain
of debt, which he left her to
face alone.

As his "other" wife, Caroline
Mason finds herself in a similar position. Both women have mortgaged homes, no savings or life insurance policies and young daughters to raise. When Caroline and Mary Beth form
a tenuous and surprising friendship, however, positive changes begin
to take place in both their lives,
including the potential for new
love. (ZEBRA, Apr., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Marilyn Weigel

Publisher: Zebra

Published: April 2007

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