Genre: Fiction
Published: 2 August 2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Second Wife

by Elizabeth Buchan


The tables have turned on Minty Lloyd. The once irresistible mistress now finds herself deeply uneasy in her role as the second wife to her husband Nathan and mother of their twin boys. Though she has finally achieved the comfort and stability she once craved, family life has brought her more disappointment than she can admit, and she is yearning to rekindle the ambition, and career, she has left behind. She is also struggling, yet determined, to make her marriage work. ‘The trouble is’, she cries, ‘everything I do is second-hand.’

Published in the USA as WIVES BEHAVING BADLY

"Wickedly entertaining…This polished novel is about a slippery second marriage but first and fifth ones will recognize the conjugal territory that Buchan so glitteringly explores" - The Times
"Quirky and poignant… hard to put down" - Seattle Times
"A depth and understanding that will take your breath away. In the end, this is a story of compassion and forgiveness" - Country Life
"A high-class, guilt-free soap opera one can savour without the television remote" - USA Today

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