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The Good Wife

by Jane Porter

Series: Brennan Sisters (3)

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Sarah remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road. When Boone faces yet another career change, it adds more stress to an already turbulent marriage.… (more)
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Overall I enjoyed this story and I liked that we got to see an infidelity story line from a different point of view ( the long term aftermath, athlete/traveling husband. I found Sarah's story very real and raw.

I found the Lauren story line to be a little lacking and I spent most of the book wondering what the point would be, it got to the point where I even started to skim over her sections to get back to Sarah.

All the drama in the beginning also seemed a little pointless but I think in the end it flowed nicely. I'd really like to see where Meg ended up in the series. ( )
  sunshine608 | Feb 2, 2021 |
This book is not just about Boone and Sarah and their issues concerning their marriage as he is away from the family so much, it also tells the stories of others, some friends and family.
It's realistic and well written. ( )
  izzied | Oct 29, 2020 |
4.5 stars. Jane Porter’s The Good Wife explores the devastating and lingering effects of infidelity. This third installment of the Brennan Sisters series is youngest sister Sarah’s long awaited story and I eagerly devoured every page.

Please click HERE to read my review in its entirety.

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  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
What I love best about Jane Porter also happens to be what most punches me in the gut: her work really, really draws you in.

You’re not reading about the action, kindly removed from the situation with a cool beverage in an ivory tower; you are all up in the drama, standing sticky in the middle of the muck when things get serious. If you’re looking for an engrossing read you simply cannot put down (and who isn’t?), The Good Wife is awesome. But it will also keep you up and reading compulsively.

This is the third in Porter’s Brennan Sisters series, and suffice it to say I'm emotionally invested in this complicated, realistic and loving clan. Picking up The Good Wife, which focuses on sister Sarah, felt like reuniting with family.

I don’t know who I adored more: Sarah or Lauren. Though they initially live in different parts of the country and are marching into different battles, the two women are remarkably similar, too. I like that Porter doesn’t focus on the Brennan family to the detriment of every other character in the novel, rendering anyone peripheral to the background; anyone introduced in The Good Wife is real and interesting and totally flesh-and-blood, making it a dynamic and personal reading experience.

And it did feel personal. When Sarah hurt, I hurt; when Lauren hurt, I really hurt. It’s a testament to Porter’s skill that she has me so deeply involved with her characters that I can barely tolerate parting with them. It’s been a long time since I got hooked on a series, and the Brennan Sisters books have definitely done that for me. Though sometimes the attention to detail felt exhausting, I still can’t help but marvel at the way Sarah and Lauren’s lives were brought so beautifully to life for me.

If you haven’t read anything by Porter, do yourself a favor and start with The Good Woman. Meg has a big role in this one, too, and the impact of events won’t be the same without gaining your own history with the characters. Porter’s third installment is heartbreaking and thoughtful and touching, and I highly recommend The Good Wife — and the series. ( )
  writemeg | Oct 25, 2013 |
The Good Wife is the third in the Brennan series that follows The Good Woman and The Good Daughter. The Good Wife focuses mainly on the youngest Brennan sister, Sarah. The family has gathered to mourn the loss of the sister's mother, who died after a battle with cancer.

Sarah is still unable to forgive her husband Boone, a major league baseball player, of having had an affair three years previous. The insecurities that she suffers is putting a huge strain on their marriage. Meg and her husband Jack are having similar issues except Meg was the one that had the affair. This does destroy their marriage and things spiral out of control when Jack dies in a car crash, leaving Meg struggling with her guilt. Brianna and Kit, play more of a secondary role in the story but the reader is still able to see the family dynamics that make this family human. Every family has its dysfunction and the Brennan family are no strangers to this. Each member of the family from the sisters, their father, significant others and the children all play an important part in this family coming to terms with their loss and finally seeing that family is the most important thing and trust, even though it has to be earned, that without it people are lost.

I love this author and I am hoping that Ms.Porter writes a book about the brother Tommy next. I would love to see the story of the Brennan family come full circle. I highly recommend this series. I strongly suggest that this series be read starting with The Good Daughter. This way you will get the full understanding about each character. ( )
  celticlady53 | Oct 24, 2013 |
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Sarah remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road. When Boone faces yet another career change, it adds more stress to an already turbulent marriage.

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