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Wife-in-Law

Haywood Smith

St. Martin's Griffin

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club—two friends never imagined they'd end up married to the same man Neighbors Betsy Callison and Kat Ellis were oil and water when they met thirty-five years ago. Betsy was a prim, neat-freak, Republican wife, and Kat was a wild, irreverent, hippie Democrat. But they soon discover common ground that creates a bond that lasts for decades.Until Betsy's husband, Greg, leaves her for his secretary, then comes sniffing back around two years later and convinces newly widowed Kat to marry him! Not that Betsy wants him back, but it’s hard to move on when the newlyweds are flaunting their love right across the street. But there’s trouble brewing in Paradise, and no one knows philandering Greg better than his ex-wife, Betsy. Can Betsy get involved in her best friend's marriage—even if it means helping her wife-in-law figure out the same man she shared a bed with for thirty years?Told with Haywood Smith's inimitable southern voice, Wife-in-Law provides loads of laughter, insight, and plenty of heart.

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Wife-in-Law
OneSomebody once asked me how I pick my friends, and I just laughed, because God usually does the picking for me, and believe me, He has a wicked sense of humor. So when it came to my best friend in the world, never in a million years would I have chosen Kat Ellis. And never in a trillion years would I have ever imagined that we'd both end up married to the same man--or that one of us would kill him.Los Angeles, California. July, three years agoThe drive from my daughter's house in Fullerton to the L.A. airport was like a tour of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Smog bathed "paradise"
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"... touching and fresh. Smith offers the requisite Southern charm and wit with these big-hearted characters, but she also jumps the Mason-Dixon line with an achingly real portrait of a middle-aged single mom.... It's easy to root for these Dixie belles."
--Publishers Weekly

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Fiction Review: Wife-in-Law by Haywood Smith. St. Martin's, $25.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-312-60977-1
Republican wife bonds with left-leaning hippie in this engaging Southern-fried saga of friendship, family, and survival from the saleswoman-turned-author of Waking Up in Dixie. Betsy and Kat meet in t
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Haywood Smith

  • HAYWOOD SMITH is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Waking Up In Dixie, Ladies of the Lake, Wedding BellesRed Hat Club and The Red Hat Club Rides Again.

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