Book Blog Tour: Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives by Josie Brown

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES by Josie Brown is Tom Perrotta's Little Children meets "Desperate Housewives." In this smart, funny story, a stay-at-home mom befriends a former Master of the Universe turned stay-at-home dad, until the neighborhood's mean mommies vying to make him the next notch on their bedposts turn on her, revealing the cruel side of suburbia.

My Review
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives is funny, moving, and more realistic than the Desperate Housewives drama it's being compared to. I quite enjoyed the story. Lyssa, the main character, is likable and compassionate - a stark contrast with the mean girls-turned-mommies in their upscale neighborhood. She takes abandoned dad Harry under her wing, and the two become friends. From the start, it seemed to me there would be more to their relationship than meets the eye. There are a few surprises along the way, and things find a way to fall into place at the end.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. I received a complimentary copy of the book. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of Simon & Schuster. 


  1. Pricilla said...

    I enjoyed this one too. Fast and funny and a great summer read.

  2. Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

    Thanks for this review!

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

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