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The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage : a Women's Fiction novel - Shirley Jump

The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage

a Women's Fiction novel

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Available: 29th March 2018
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Nora O'Bannon is called the "umbrella" of the family-- always dependable when the storms roll in. Everyone thinks she has it all--a great husband, three kids, a nice house. But, not is all as it seems. Although she finally found the courage to tell her family about her marital problems, she glossed over the worst of it. In reality, Nora's husband has ruined them financially. Now, with a house in foreclosure, the kids' private school tuition overdue, and her marriage close to over, Nora has no choice but to move back in with her mother. Feeling overwhelmed by her life, Nora begins to fall apart. And when her mother, Colleen, announces that she's sick, Nora is more stressed than ever. But the O'Bannon women are nothing if not resilient, and when the sisters rally around Nora, she begins to realize that it's okay to not be perfect. Soon the family bakery business is booming and Nora finally begins to find her balance. But, when Nora's husband begs for a second chance, can Nora find it in herself to forgive him?

"Beautifully written and unflinching in its portrayal of the complexities of marriage, sisterhood and long-held secrets."--Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author, on The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage "4 Stars! Bridget O'Bannon's grief at the loss of her husband is authentic, and her tumultuous relationship with her controlling mother and sisters refreshingly honest. As the author peels back the layers of this heartwarming, sometimes heart-wrenching, story, readers are given a glimpse of the good, the bad, and the ugly sides to family and forgiveness."--RTBookReviews.com "Jump's poignant page-turner with a Southern-fried setting and a hint of Steel Magnolias is picture perfect."--RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on The Homecoming Queen Gets Her Man "Jump's latest novel is filled with warmth and tenderness. Her descriptive storytelling and humorous banter will draw readers in."--RT Book Reviews on When Somebody Loves You

ISBN: 9781455572021
ISBN-10: 1455572020
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Available: 29th March 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5