THE MARRIAGE BED
Decades after Drew Foster left Joelle Webber alone and pregnant, he suddenly reappears in the teacher's life. Drew's son has leukemia, and the only possible bone-marrow donor is Joelle's daughter, Claudia. But Joelle and her husband, landscaper Bobby DiFranco, have kept Claudia's real parentage a secret from her and their other children. Revealing the truth could fracture their family and their marriage, but Joelle feels they have no choice. Judith Arnold's The Marriage Bed (3) is an emotional roller-coaster ride, but it skims over the reasons why Bobby and Joelle never dealt with any of their issues.