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The Young Wives Club: A Novel
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Southern Living's Best New Summer Books

In Toulouse, Louisiana finding your one true love happens sometime around high school. If you're lucky, he might be the man you thought he was. But as four friends are about to find out, not every girl has luck on her side in this charming debut novel perfect for fans of The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Desperate Housewives.

Laura Landry's quarterback husband was her ticket out of Toulouse. But when a devastating football injury sidelines him, they're forced to move back to the small town she was so desperate to leave. As Brian starts drinking instead of rehabbing his knee, Laura must reevaluate what her future looks like...and if it includes her husband.

For years, Madison Blanchette has been waiting for bad-boy musician Cash Romero to commit to her. When wealthy George Dubois asks her out, she figures she may as well wait in style. Life with George means weekend trips to New Orleans, gourmet meals, and expensive gifts. At first she loves how George's affection sparks Cash's jealousy, but when George proposes to Madison, she finds herself torn between two men...

All Claire Thibodeaux wants is to be the perfect wife and mother. If she can do everything right she won't end up like her mom, a divorced, single parent trying to make ends meet. But when Claire's husband Gavin, a well-respected local pastor, starts spending late nights at work and less time in their bed, she can't help but fear that history is about to repeat itself...

Gabrielle Vaughn never thought she'd end up with someone like her fiancé. The son of a prominent congressman, Tony Ford is completely out of her league—which is why she lied to him about everything from having a college degree to the dark truth about her family. She knows she has to come clean, but how do you tell the love of your life that your entire relationship is a lie?

As these young wives come together to help each other through life, love, and heartbreak, they discover that there are no easy answers when it comes to matters of the heart.
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Laura Landry's quarterback husband was her ticket out of Toulouse. But when a devastating football injury sidelines him, they're forced to move back to the small town she was so desperate to leave. As Brian starts drinking instead of rehabbing his knee, Laura must reevaluate what her future looks like...and if it includes her husband.

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Laura Landry's quarterback husband was her ticket out of Toulouse. But when a devastating football injury sidelines him, they're forced to move back to the small town she was so desperate to leave. As Brian starts drinking instead of rehabbing his knee, Laura must reevaluate what her future looks like...and if it includes her husband.

For years, Madison Blanchette has been waiting for bad-boy musician Cash Romero to commit to her. When wealthy George Dubois asks her out, she figures she may as well wait in style. Life with George means weekend trips to New Orleans, gourmet meals, and expensive gifts. At first she loves how George's affection sparks Cash's jealousy, but when George proposes to Madison, she finds herself torn between two men...

All Claire Thibodeaux wants is to be the perfect wife and mother. If she can do everything right she won't end up like her mom, a divorced, single parent trying to make ends meet. But when Claire's husband Gavin, a well-respected local pastor, starts spending late nights at work and less time in their bed, she can't help but fear that history is about to repeat itself...

Gabrielle Vaughn never thought she'd end up with someone like her fiancé. The son of a prominent congressman, Tony Ford is completely out of her league—which is why she lied to him about everything from having a college degree to the dark truth about her family. She knows she has to come clean, but how do you tell the love of your life that your entire relationship is a lie?

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        December 1, 2016
        Marrying young seems romantic to four young Louisiana friends, but their Prince Charmings turn out to have clay feet.Quitting high school was easy for Laura. After all, it meant marrying her sweetheart, Brian, and following him to LSU, the next step in his promising football career. But a knee injury sends them back home to Toulouse, hoping to save money for Brian's surgery. Working as a waitress and living with Brian's parents strains Laura's marriage, but she seizes the chance to finish her high school degree. After Brian begins hitting the bottle and squanders six months' savings, however, Laura begins to wonder if she should have followed her own dreams instead. Gabby also thought she'd found her dream man: Tony is smart, attentive, supportive, and wealthy. Unfortunately, Gabby has spun a web of lies about herself, but who can blame her for glossing over her mother's incarceration for embezzlement? Their impending wedding pushes Gabby to tell the truth, but will Tony forgive her? Striving to pay for her father's cancer treatments, Madison is torn between her infatuation with bad-boy musician Cash and her realization that stable, kind, wealthy George might be the answer to her prayers. Can she sacrifice her passion in order to support her family? Of the four, Claire may have hit the jackpot with her minister husband. That is, until she spots his car outside the local strip club. Can she reignite their passion? Does she want to? Pennell's debut novel shimmers with lively banter and the glitter of these young women's dreams. By shifting perspectives and ending each chapter with an emotional cliffhanger, Pennell escalates the tension, making each woman's tribulations intensify her friends' troubles, as well. A light novel in which women take charge of their own happily-ever-afters.

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        January 1, 2017
        Four friends whose lives should have attained various degrees of perfect lean on each other in tiny Toulouse, Louisiana. Laura married Brian before she finished high school, knowing his football scholarship was their ticket out. But a busted knee and moving in with her in-laws bursts her bubble. Madison's father is fighting cancer and can't work, which makes her problems with her noncommittal biker boyfriend seem trivial. Meanwhile, her cousin, Claire, loves to support her husband's work as a pastor until she catches him in an unflattering situation that leads to an unlikely friendship. And Gabrielle has met the man of her dreams; too bad everything she's told him about herself is a lie. Four well-drawn young women learn that, sometimes, what you want isn't really what you want, no matter what you told your friends. It's uplifting to watch each woman come into her ownsome via forgiveness, some via romance. This sweet (but not too sweet) page-turning debut will appeal to fans of warm southern women's fiction from authors like Rebecca Wells and Mary Kay Andrews. A really delightful book.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

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