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Publisher Comments:

What can a bride do when her mother-in-law becomes The Other Woman?

Newly engaged, Ellie is thrilled to be accepted into the loving Cooper clan — which seems like the perfect family she never had — until she begins to realize that Dan's mom, Linda, is a little too involved. Dan and Linda talk on the phone every day. Twice a day. As Dan and Ellie's intimate civil wedding ceremony gets transformed into a black-tie affair, Ellie begins to wonder if it's possible to marry the man without marrying his mother.

As troubles mount, Ellie turns to her friends — glamorous Lisa, who always looks like she's just stepped off a runway, and wonderfully frazzled Trish — and tries to rediscover the independence she once had, and the man she still loves. But it seems that having a child and saving a marriage means growing up in ways she'd never imagined.

A warm, witty, and wise look at mothers-in-law and what they teach us about ourselves, The Other Woman is sure to please Jane Green's growing legion of fans.

Review:

"Ellie's found her Mr. Right — too bad his mom's got him all wrapped up in her apron strings. Bestseller Green (Bookends; Jemima J; etc.) saddles her heroine with the mother-in-law from hell in her latest bit of comic frippery. Ellie's mom was an alcoholic who died when Ellie was 13, so it's understandable that at first she's 'over the moon' about being embraced by Dan's entire family. But poor Ellie never saw the meddlesome Mrs. Cooper coming. Mrs. Cooper calls her three times a day at work, plays devoted son against desperate daughter-in-law, takes control of the wedding plans and then, after the wedding and then birth of Ellie's son, Tom, seems to forget that Ellie even exists ('Hello, my gorgeous boys,' she croons into the answering machine). More and more significant troubles loom: having a baby is hard! Marriage is hard! Green offers scenes of real pathos. ('We've become one of those couples that I used to dread becoming: the couples that sit in restaurants all night and don't say a word to each other'). The setup is solid, but the prose is flat: Ellie narrates with all the energy and lan of a bored, middle-aged housewife. She perks up, though, at the requisite happy ending." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The prose is witty, and the tell-it-like-it-is portrayal of motherhood will have you laughing out loud." Redbook

Review:

"A smart, complex, character-driven read." The Washington Post

Review:

"Green gives readers a lovably imperfect protagonist, a heart-to-heart narrative voice and a bumpy, error-strewn highway to romance." People

Synopsis:

Newly engaged, Ellie is thrilled to be accepted into the loving Cooper clan—which seems like the perfect family she never had—until she begins to realize that Dan’s mom, Linda, is a little too involved. Dan and Linda talk on the phone every day. Twice a day. As Dan and Ellie’s intimate civil wedding ceremony gets transformed into a black-tie affair, Ellie begins to wonder if it’s possible to marry the man without marrying his mother.

As troubles mount, Ellie turns to her friends—glamorous Lisa, who always looks like she’s just stepped off a runway, and wonderfully frazzled Trish—and tries to rediscover the independence she once had, and the man she still loves. But it seems that having a child and saving a marriage means growing up in ways she’d never imagined . . .

A warm, witty, and wise look at mothers-in-law and what they teach us about ourselves, The Other Woman is sure to please Jane Green’s growing legion of fans.

Synopsis:

Newly engaged, Ellie begins to realize that Dan's mom is a little too involved and wonders if it's possible to marry the man without marrying the mother. As troubles mount, it seems that having a child and saving a marriage means growing up in ways she'd never imagined.

About the Author

Jane Green is one of the preeminent names in commercial women's fiction. Her novels have all been bestsellers in Britain. In the United States, To Have and to Hold hit the New York Times bestseller list and The Other Woman, Bookends, and Babyville appeared on the extended bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452287143
Author:
Green, Jane
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Mothers-in-law
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
1.00 in.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ellie's found her Mr. Right — too bad his mom's got him all wrapped up in her apron strings. Bestseller Green (Bookends; Jemima J; etc.) saddles her heroine with the mother-in-law from hell in her latest bit of comic frippery. Ellie's mom was an alcoholic who died when Ellie was 13, so it's understandable that at first she's 'over the moon' about being embraced by Dan's entire family. But poor Ellie never saw the meddlesome Mrs. Cooper coming. Mrs. Cooper calls her three times a day at work, plays devoted son against desperate daughter-in-law, takes control of the wedding plans and then, after the wedding and then birth of Ellie's son, Tom, seems to forget that Ellie even exists ('Hello, my gorgeous boys,' she croons into the answering machine). More and more significant troubles loom: having a baby is hard! Marriage is hard! Green offers scenes of real pathos. ('We've become one of those couples that I used to dread becoming: the couples that sit in restaurants all night and don't say a word to each other'). The setup is solid, but the prose is flat: Ellie narrates with all the energy and lan of a bored, middle-aged housewife. She perks up, though, at the requisite happy ending." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The prose is witty, and the tell-it-like-it-is portrayal of motherhood will have you laughing out loud."
"Review" by , "A smart, complex, character-driven read."
"Review" by , "Green gives readers a lovably imperfect protagonist, a heart-to-heart narrative voice and a bumpy, error-strewn highway to romance."
"Synopsis" by ,
Newly engaged, Ellie is thrilled to be accepted into the loving Cooper clan—which seems like the perfect family she never had—until she begins to realize that Dan’s mom, Linda, is a little too involved. Dan and Linda talk on the phone every day. Twice a day. As Dan and Ellie’s intimate civil wedding ceremony gets transformed into a black-tie affair, Ellie begins to wonder if it’s possible to marry the man without marrying his mother.

As troubles mount, Ellie turns to her friends—glamorous Lisa, who always looks like she’s just stepped off a runway, and wonderfully frazzled Trish—and tries to rediscover the independence she once had, and the man she still loves. But it seems that having a child and saving a marriage means growing up in ways she’d never imagined . . .

A warm, witty, and wise look at mothers-in-law and what they teach us about ourselves, The Other Woman is sure to please Jane Green’s growing legion of fans.

"Synopsis" by , Newly engaged, Ellie begins to realize that Dan's mom is a little too involved and wonders if it's possible to marry the man without marrying the mother. As troubles mount, it seems that having a child and saving a marriage means growing up in ways she'd never imagined.
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