The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law
A Novel

by Sally Hepworth

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2019-04-23
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1250120942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• "Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick" • Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" • O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" • Bustle "Best Book of April" • Refinery29 "Best Book of April" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019" A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone? Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. Praise for Sally Hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law
A Book

by Sally Hepworth

  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Release : 2019-01-29
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 176078480X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Hepworth turns up the tension in her latest Australian-set domestic suspense novel. A masterful depiction... makes this a winner for fans of Liane Moriarty and Megan Abbott" Booklist (starred review) Someone once told me that you have two families in your life - the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don't choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all. From the moment Lucy met Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, but Lucy knew, even after marrying Oliver, that they'd never have the closeness she'd been hoping for. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice, the matriarch of a loving family. Lucy had wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law. That was ten years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, leaving a suicide note. But the autopsy reveals evidence of suffocation. And everyone in the family is hiding something... From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new page-turner about that trickiest of relationships. PRAISE FOR THE MOTHER-IN-LAW "Readers will race to the end of this clever novel to find the truth." Publishers Weekly "We devoured it in just one sitting. Bet you will too!" Women's Day "The Mother-in-Law is indeed twisty and suspenseful, but even more than that, it's clever and nuanced." Kelly Rimmer, bestselling author of Me Without You "Absolutely stunning. The Mother-in-Law has so many layers - I'll be thinking about it for a long time." Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight Without Silence PRAISE FOR SALLY HEPWORTH "Sally Hepworth writes compelling, compassionate novels with characters you come to know and love. She is one of my favourite Australian writers." Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers "Hepworth's novels are perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." Library journal (starred review)

The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law
everyone in this family is hiding something

by Sally Hepworth

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-04-23
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1473697026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Amazon Chart NUMBER ONE bestseller 'Fiction at its finest' Liane Moriarty, Number One bestselling author 'Perfect for fans of BIG LITTLE LIES' - Library Journal From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new domestic page-turner about that trickiest of relationships and what happens when it all goes wrong She has never approved of you. But it's when her body is found the secrets really start to come out ... From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and perfectly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. Even so, Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law. That was five years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer. The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation. Everyone in the family is hiding something. But what? And where will the secrets stop? With Lucy's secrets getting deeper and her relationship with her mother-in-law growing more complex as the pages turn, this new novel from Sally Hepworth is sure to add to her growing legion of fans. 'The best book that I have read in a long time... Would make an amazing tv series. Does not disappoint!' Reader Reviewer 'Prepare for Gone Girl-level twists' Refinery29 'Wow! What a conclusion!' Reader Reviewer 'Brilliant characterisation, great story, a genuine five star read' Reader Reviewer 'I read this book in just two days because I just couldn't put it down' Reader Reviewer 'The Mother-in-Law is indeed twisty and suspenseful, but even more than that, it's clever and nuanced' Kelly Rimmer, bestselling author of Me Without You

The Mother-in-Law Dance

The Mother-in-Law Dance
Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along?

by Annie Chapman

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2004-07-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0736930930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can two women love the same man and still get along? Absolutely! Annie Chapman believes that a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can become friends—even close friends. However, this connectedness often takes years to develop. Now that journey can be a joyful one! Offering practical advice and biblical wisdom, this book helps mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law nurture their relationships. Readers will learn how to dance together on topics that include— dealing with traditions and activities managing differences in handling money handling intrusive comments and actions accepting and rejecting child-rearing advice coping with differences in faith Through thoughtful ideas, real-life insights, and humor, The Mother-in-Law Dance helps mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law experience a dynamic, loving relationship.

Sharon and My Mother-in-Law

Sharon and My Mother-in-Law
Ramallah Diaries

by Suad Amiry

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307427684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on diaries and email correspondence that she kept from 1981-2004, here Suad Amiry evokes daily life in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Capturing the frustrations, cabin fever, and downright misery of her experiences, Amiry writes with elegance and humor about the enormous difficulty of moving from one place to another, the torture of falling in love with someone from another town, the absurdity of her dog receiving a Jerusalem identity card when thousands of Palestinians could not, and the trials of having her ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law living in her house during a forty-two-day curfew. With a wickedly sharp ear for dialogue and a keen eye for detail, Amiry gives us an original, ironic, and firsthand glimpse into the absurdity—and agony—of life in the Occupied Territories.

The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law
The Other Woman in Your Marriage

by Veena Venugopal

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-05-15
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9351186946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this witty, acute and often painfully funny book Veena Venugopal follows eleven women through their marriages and explores why the mother-in-law is the dreaded figure she is. Meet Deepa, whose bikini-wearing mother-in-law won’t let her even wear jeans; Carla whose mother-in-law insists that her son keep all his stuff in his family home although he can spend the night at his wife’s; Rachna who fell in love with her mother-in-law even before she met her fiancé only to find both her romances sour; and Lalitha who finds that despite having had a hard-nut mother-in-law herself, she is turning out to be an equally unlikeable Mummyji. Full of incisive observations and deliciously wicked storytelling, The Mother-in-Law is a book that will make you laugh and cry and understand better the most important relationship in a married woman’s life.

On Ocean Boulevard

On Ocean Boulevard
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-05-19
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1982146958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Instant New York Times Bestseller The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Isle of Palms in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world. It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again. Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara’s niece Linnea returns to Sullivan’s Island to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Linnea’s parents, having survived bankruptcy, pin their hopes and futures on the construction of a new home on Ocean Boulevard. But as excitement over the house and wedding builds, a devastating illness strikes the family and brings plans to a screeching halt. It is under these trying circumstances that the Rutledge family must come together yet again to discover the enduring strength in love, tradition, and legacy from mother to daughter to granddaughter. Like the sea turtles that come ashore annually on these windswept islands, three generations of the Rutledge family experience a season of return, rebirth, and growth. “Authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author), On Ocean Boulevard is Mary Alice Monroe at her very best.

The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door
A Novel

by Sally Hepworth

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1250120918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America's next favorite Australian author! "With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. From the outside, Essie’s life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essie’s friends know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal despair, she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better, but she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby. When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essie’s friends voice their disapproval, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light. The Family Next Door is Sally Hepworth at her very best: at once a deeply moving portrait of family drama and a compelling suburban mystery that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

How To Deal With Your Mother-in-law

How To Deal With Your Mother-in-law
Sisters & Family Included

by Bree Allinson

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2004-09
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0595326668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using her 10 years of psychology experience, Author Bree Allinson helps others through the constant challenges that arise when an overbearing and controlling mother-in-law is intimately involved in a couple's life. Without the use of intimidating "psychobabble" Allinson points out some common issues couple's face, as well as combining polls, personal interviews, and encouraging professional advice for those constantly at odds with their mother-in-law!

The Mother-in-law

The Mother-in-law
A Book

by Eve Makis

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0552773247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You can choose your friends but you can't choose your mother-in-law. Electra and Adam are living proof that opposites attract. Electra is warm, passionate and creative. She wants to have a baby. Adam is calm, reasonable and very English. He doesn't. Enter the mother-in-lawa Cold, critical and snobbish, she disapproves of her son's marriage. And then she moves in with them. Will their relationship survive? A darkly funny, insightful and cautionary tale that will make you question where your loyalties lie.

Me Without You

Me Without You
A Book

by Kelly Rimmer

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1909490377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘An unforgettable tale that I couldn't recommend more.’ 5/5 GirlsLovetoRead.com If you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novel Me Without You. A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them. A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close. Lilah MacDonald – beautiful, opinionated, stubborn and all kinds of wonderful in ways that words could never quite capture. The woman who taught me to live again. My Lilah, who gave me so much, and yet kept from me a secret that she knew would break my heart. My name is Callum Roberts, and this is our story. Me Without You is a book to make you smile, bring you to tears and remind you to hold on tightly to those you love. What people are saying about Me Without You… ‘I was hooked right from the start, and it was just the most beautiful portrayal of falling in love I've ever read. It's the type of love you dream of and want for yourself… Kelly Rimmer has done an outstanding job with Me Without You, it's engaging, it warmed my heart to the very core, and then tore it out and stomped all over it. (Quite meanly, may I add?) I knew it was coming, I knew the ending was inevitable before the first page, but the depth of Rimmer's writing and Callum's narrative slated me, and I ended up in tears. It was both sad and beautiful at the same time, and I admire Lilah for living her entire life on her own terms. I will miss Callum and Lilah. They stole into my heart, their story is one I will long remember and Me Without You is an unforgettable tale that I couldn't recommend more.' 5/5GirlsLovetoRead.com ‘I fell in love with this amazing book after the first sentence and would read it all over again. A wonderful mixture of emotions, real love, secrets, laughter and sadness.’ Sky’s Book Corner ‘Me Without You is the beautiful, moving story of Callum and Lilah and they turned me into a complete emotional wreck. I loved the banter and the chemistry between them both right from the first, brilliant chapter and then as the book went on, it warmed and broke my heart all at the same time… It’s an incredible novel.Reviewed the Book ‘It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that made me ‘ugly cry.’ You know what I mean… big, fat tears rolling down your cheeks leaving you with eyes so puffy you look like you’ve had an allergic reaction. Think Claire Danes in… well… pretty much any role she’s ever been in. Kelly Rimmer’s Me Without You certainly broke that dry spell… Told in alternating points of view from Lilah and Callum, Me Without You is a heartbreaker of a book that has great characters and a gut-wrenching ending that left me feeling a weird mix of bereft and yet hopeful.’ 4/5 JudgingCovers.co.uk ‘There's not much I can say without giving the story away, other than how much I adore Callum and Lilah. Their love story is so genuine and heartfelt… This book is beautifully written, and I found myself highlighting like crazy throughout. I highly recommend this book, but I must warn you, it's one that will make you cry.’ 4.5/5 Mrs Leif’s Blog

Notes to my Mother-in-Law

Notes to my Mother-in-Law
A Book

by Phyllida Law

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2009-11-12
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0007351658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘My mother-in-law Annie lived with us for 17 years and was picture-book perfect.’

My Mother-in-law ...

My Mother-in-law ...
A Book

by Amos Kidder Fiske,W. H. Downer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mother-In-Law

The Mother-In-Law
A Book

by Kiersten Modglin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-02-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The next psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Good Neighbors... There's something strange about Loren's new mother-in-law... When Loren meets Jack, she's sure he's the man she's been waiting for--a perfect husband and a father for her young daughter. Shortly after their wedding, their plans to start a life together are put on hold when the couple receives word that Jack's father has died. In an effort to appease her new husband, Loren invites her mother-in-law, Coralee, to stay with them while she grieves. When strange things begin to occur just after her arrival, Loren questions how much she knows about the woman she invited into her home. One calculated move after the next, Coralee attempts to drive a wedge between Loren and her new husband. Jack believes his mother's strange behavior is just further proof she needs their help, but Loren isn't so sure. As Coralee's actions become increasingly sinister, Loren is pushed to her breaking point and she realizes she must do whatever it takes to get rid of her mother-in-law for good. What she doesn't know about her new family could kill her...

The Mother's Promise

The Mother's Promise
A Novel

by Sally Hepworth

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2017-02-21
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1466889926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A poignant and breathtaking novel from the author of The Things We Keep and The Secrets of Midwives. All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the most dismal moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters and the new ways in which families are forged. Sally Hepworth novels are "sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up." —Library Journal (starred review)

The Mother-in-Law Diaries

The Mother-in-Law Diaries
A Book

by Carol Dawson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2000-03-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0671040855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A woman who has had more mothersinlaw than she cares to recall is about to join the club herself, in this bittersweet novel of motherhood and marriage. Reprint.

The Secrets of Midwives

The Secrets of Midwives
A Novel

by Sally Hepworth

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2015-02-10
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1466852631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

The Mother-in-law

The Mother-in-law
A Tale of Domestic Life

by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law

How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law
A Book

by Dorothy Cannell

  • Publisher : Alibi
  • Release : 2012-03-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307816656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The award-winning author of Femmes Fatal and The Thin Woman serves up the ubiquitous mother-in-law joke family style­—with death for the punch line. . . . Nothing like a live-in mother-in-law to reduce a woman to the role of junior housemaid. That’s what Ellie Haskell discovers when her husband’s parents have a row in the midst of their anniversary dinner, and mother Magdalene seeks refuge in Ellie’s guest bedroom. Suddenly Ellie is being driven round the bend by the woman’s constant demands. Thank goodness for the other wives who also suffer the age-old mother-in-law curse. A chance meeting down at the Dark Horse pub finds them trading horror stories, and soon they’re mixing gin and tonics with homicidal fantasies—a soupçon of poison here, a broken brake line there. All very therapeutic and no harm intended. At least, that’s what Ellie thinks. . . . Praise for How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law “Vintage Cannell. . . . Dorothy Cannell is a master at creating wildly ludicrous characters and hilarious plots. . . . Her latest Ellie Haskell adventure only enhances her reputation.”—Booklist “Side-splitting!”—Rendezvous “Toxic and hilarious.”—Publishers Weekly

Related by Chance, Family by Choice

Related by Chance, Family by Choice
Transforming Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Relationships

by Deb DeArmond

  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release : 2013-10-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0825479819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible, and the stereotypes fill the screens. From Marie Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond) to Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law) to Internet sites and social media pages like ihatemyinlaws.com and a Facebook page for ihatemymotherinlaw there is no shortage of examples of the caustic relationships that can develop between the two women in a man’s life. Deb DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law have conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews, and discussions, included asking about the faith factor in the relationships they studied. Of the respondents, nearly 90 percent claimed they were Christians, and 79 percent said their faith was foundational and guided their actions and decisions. As discouraging as it may be, the numbers of those they surveyed who reported that their women-in-law relationships were “bad” were nearly identical to those in a survey conducted by a popular secular website that recorded no statistics on faith. Beyond the statistics and their analysis, Deb brings to this book more than thirty years working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict. Aside from her research and her professional expertise, perhaps the most important asset Deb brings to this work is her own relationship with her three daughters-in-law that is so obviously and unusually positive that she—and they—are often asked to explain the secret of the relationships they share. This practical and unapologetically scriptural book covers issues of personal perceptions, strained communication, the roles of sons and fathers in the relationship’s success, how to begin these relationships on the right foot, and the necessity of trust and love. Deb’s one motivating objective is to help womenin- law move from women who are simply related to strong and confident members of a truly spiritual family.