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ISBN:1416583025
Author: Rowan Coleman
ISBN13: 978-1416583028
Title: Another Mother's Life
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Language: English
Category: British and Irish
Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (October 7, 2008)
Pages: 416

Another Mother's Life by Rowan Coleman



Another Mother's Life book. Can you ever mend a shattered friendship? From Rowan. From Rowan Coleman, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Accidental Mother, comes a deeply moving novel for every woman who was ever a teenager in love, a mother, or made a heartbreaking decision. For wealthy Alison James, moving with her family to her hometown of Farmington presents more than a case of relocation jitters. Can you ever mend a shattered friendship? From Rowan Coleman, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Accidental Mother, comes a deeply moving novel for every woman who was ever a teenager in love, a mother, or made a heartbreaking decision.

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Wise and warmhearted, Another Mother's Life will make you laugh and cry - and think about what you would do when confronted by some of life's most difficult choices. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. Rowan Coleman worked in bookselling and publishing for seven years during which time she won the Company magazine Young Writer of the Year award. She lives with her husband, daughter, and sons in England.

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The Accidental Mother. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella, this is a funny, warm-hearted novel from the author of The Memory Book, which was featured in the Richard & Judy book club 2014. I immediately read The Memory Book and it's WONDERFUL. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Dorothy Koomson and Liane Moriarty, this is an uplifting and heartfelt novel from the author of The Memory Book, which was featured in the Richard & Judy book club 2014. I'm so happy because she's written other books and its so lovely to find a writer you love who has a backlist' Marian Keyes.

Can you ever mend a shattered friendship?

From Rowan Coleman, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Accidental Mother, comes a deeply moving novel for every woman who was ever a teenager in love, a mother, or made a heartbreaking decision.

For wealthy Alison James, moving with her family to her hometown of Farmington presents more than a case of relocation jitters. Fifteen years ago, she fled town, eloping with her best friend's boyfriend. Now, blessed with three children, but uneasy in her marriage, she wonders if that decision led her away from the life she was meant to lead.

Catherine Ashley, broke, the mother of two and almost divorced, can't help but wonder the same thing. Although she's content with her children, she finds herself returning again and again to those few weeks fifteen years ago when she fell deeply in love, only to be betrayed by her most trusted friend.

Now, once more living in the same town, Alison and Catherine are about to find out just how different their lives could still be. But this time around they are adults, and while their own happiness is at stake, so is their children's.

Wise and warmhearted, Another Mother's Life will make you laugh and cry -- and think about what you would do when confronted by some of life's most difficult choices.

Reviews: 7
Gom
Catherine and Alison were the best of friends from a very young age, sharing everything and sticking up for one another at all times. They assumed their relationship would never change and it didn't; that is, until the age of seventeen when shy Catherine meets the mysterious, sexy Marc and decides to keep him to herself. Alison, unused to being left out, follows Catherine to one of her trysts with Marc and in a decision that changes everything, entices him not only into bed, but away from Catherine completely. When the two run off together, Catherine is left behind in their small Farmington community, alone and pregnant, to pick up the pieces of her life.

Fast forward fifteen years: Alison, mother of three, finds herself returning to the scene of the crime when Marc persuades her to bring their family back to Farmington. He is hoping for a new start after his affairs and the problems their oldest son is facing; Alison is wary as she sees her dreams for the future evaporating with Marc's loyalty. Catherine, who has never left the area, is separated from her husband Jimmy, and raising two young daughters of her own, and still trying to come to terms with her own identity. When their paths cross, the women must decide if they can bury the past or if they will allow it to continue to affect their futures.

Coleman has a gift for pulling you into the lives of her characters, and I found myself drawn to both women, despite my negative feelings for what Alison did to her former best friend. While I could see what would happen a long way off, I still enjoyed the story and the characters' reactions to uncomfortable situations. There's no new ground broken here; this is a relationship book that unfolds predictably, yet somehow you care deeply for all of the people involved, especially the defenseless children. Coleman helps us to understand motivations that perhaps aren't always so clear cut, and she uses gentle humor to bring out the best in her characters. While at times a bit cliched, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will continue to look for more works by this author.
Munigrinn
Best friends Catherine and Alison shared everything - back when they were children and then teenagers - until one fateful summer. Now Catherine has a secret, one she holds close to her, reveling in its special glow. Because she knows that if she tells Alison, her beautiful, blond best friend, it will no longer be hers alone.

But then one day, they all meet - Catherine, her new love Marc, and Alison - and the secret is out.

Before the day has ended, their lives will tilt in a whole new direction. For Alison has decided that she must have Marc James for herself. She seduces him. They begin their own love affair. And within weeks, the two of them run off together.

Fifteen years later, Alison and Marc James are returning to Farmington, a village outside of London, with their three children and their wealthier lifestyle. For Marc has succeeded financially. They move into a huge, gorgeous house, and almost immediately, Marc insists on a splendid party for all of his new business associates and their new neighbors. But behind closed doors, their marriage and family life is crumbling. Alison has discovered that the man she had to have is nothing but a superficial shell - and he has cheated on her over and over. She is hanging in there, but doesn't know if she can maintain the façade much longer.

Meanwhile, Catherine has had her own secret pain for all these years, revealed only to the man she eventually marries - Jimmy Ashley - who, incidentally, was Alison's first crush before she decided she must have Marc. They have two daughters, but are currently separated. Catherine
has never been able to fully give herself over to this man. A part of her still belongs to Marc.

Is each woman living "another mother's life"? And what will happen when they finally come face to face at the party of the summer?

As the story unfolds, many layers are revealed, including the damage that one summer of foolish choices has wrought on each of them. They struggle, they cast aside some of the pain and vengefulness, and finally reach a place of understanding...Can they find true happiness at last?

An intriguing story of first love and the damage of betrayal,Another Mother's Life depicts how people, no matter how flawed, can finally learn from their mistakes and rebuild their lives.
Avarm
If your best friend stole your boyfriend and added insult to injury by eloping with him, would you forgive her? That's the question "Another Mother's Life" explores from the alternating viewpoints of Alison James and Catherine Ashley, now adults with families of their own. When Alison succumbs to pressure from her husband to move back to their childhood town, she winds up meeting her former best friend Catherine, as their kids repeat history by becoming friends.

While this is an interesting dilemma, it does not make for a suspenseful or dramatic story. The women, although supposedly in crisis, do not appear to be in need of any kind of mental health help; indeed you'd think from the way they react that the falling out was over something much more minor. Even though Catherine, for example, has survived an abusive youth, an abortion, plus her best friend's betrayal, she does not appear to be particularly dysfunctional or angst-ridden. She's certainly as healthy as most heroines in this type of story. Perhaps that's because of the obligatory Slutty Best Friend, who appears in chick lit to make the heroine look sensible. There's an SBF here (a Pilates instructor) who provides the wacky high jinks by taking the women out to drink and regales them with tales of her sex life.

After the reconciliation, there were about a hundred more pages to go, and it seemed like the rest of the drama was just put in to pad out the book. Also, everyone (the kids, the women and the men) talk eloquently about their feelings for paragraphs on end; it's good for them that they're so articulate, but it makes for some unconvincing dialogue and scenes. Characters speak and act like they're in a movie script, not necessarily as real life people would. The children are appealing, and so are Alison and Catherine, but their problems never really engaged me as a reader.