Four and Half Stars! Starting with a cliche a woman loses her husband suddenly and discovers that he had another wife Shirley Jump’s The Other Wife quickly becomes anything but trite… Filled with humor and heart, this is a wonderful book.” — Romantic Times Book Reviews
“THE OTHER WIFE is a fascinating character study as the two wives of Dave become friends while seeking the reasons he was a bigamist. Penny and Susan are interesting protagonists who grow emotionally as they make a Dave tour that is filled with humor, poignancy, and detours. Readers like this reviewer will jump to find other works (see RESCUED BY MR. RIGHT) by this fine author.” — Harriet Klausner
“Shirley Jump gives a thoughtful and insightful story with The Other Wife.” — Writers Unlimited
The Other Wife
The last person she expected to see at her husband’s funeral was his wife!
But having learned her husband apparently bought his engagement rings in bulk, Penny Reynolds is shocked out of her well-ordered world. She can’t bring herself to hate his “wife,” Susan, or toss his amazing piano-playing dog (another surprise) out on his rump. Still, she can get answers as to why her hubby led his secret life. All it takes is a little persuading before she and Susan embark on the trip of a lifetime with Harvey the Wonder Dog in tow.
As the two travel the show-dog circuit, Penny learns not just how to teach the dog to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but also how to let go. She finds her answers (some less welcome than others). But thanks to her ex’s legacy and Harvey’s “amazing” trainer, Penny’s ready to run with whatever curveball life throws at her!