The Lost Husband

The Lost Husband

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The letter comes out of the blue, and just in time for Libby Moran, who -after the sudden death of her husband, Danny- went to stay with her hypercritical mother. Now her crazy Aunt Jean has offered Libby an escape: a job and a place to live on her farm in the Texas Hill Country. Before she can talk herself out of it, Libby is packing the minivan, grabbing the kids, and hitting the road. Life on Aunt Jean's goat farm is both more wonderful and more mysterious than Libby could have imagined. Beyond the animals and the strenuous work, there is quiet, country quiet. But there is also a shaggy, gruff (though purportedly handsome, under all that hair) farm manager with a tragic home life, a formerly famous feed-store clerk who claims she can contact Danny (3z(Bon the other side,(3y (Band the eccentric aunt Libby never really knew but who turns out to be exactly what she's been looking for. And despite everything she's lost, Libby soon realizes how much more she's found. She hasn't just traded one kind of crazy for another: She may actually have found the place to bring her little family - and herself- back to life.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780345507945
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,21 cm.


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May 22, 2020

I listened to the audio version of this book. This is only my second book by Katherine Center, but I think she is going to become one of my favorite authors as I delve more into women's fiction as opposed to strictly romance.
I heard an author recently say that women's fiction is more about the character's personal journey vs. the journey of the relationship present in romance. That definitely holds true for Libby in this book. She undergoes many changes after her husband dies, both in a responsibility way in keeping her family safe and happy, and personally in what she feels for those around her. There is a little romance thrown in! I loved this book!
I thoroughly enjoyed the performance of the book by Amy Rubinate. She never disappoints and I think always adds to the experience of the story.

Oct 31, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this one! Great character development, story had depth and layers, there were surprises and confirmations, all in all - just what I needed as a breather from my usual crime novel genre!

Aug 07, 2019

Too many words. I gave up.

Feb 25, 2019

5+ STARS!!

This author is quickly becoming a favorite and The Lost Husband is my first 5+ rating for 2019. I love this author's writing style, story development, and wit. The story moves quickly and I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. In turns, it had me sad, indignant, laughing, and then swooning. Not only did it have a sweet and subtle romance, but the friend and family relationships were just as compelling. I recommend this story to those who enjoy witty and poignant women's fiction with a lovely dose of romance.

Jun 17, 2018

Not my favorite book from this author, but still an enjoyable read.

Jul 28, 2013

I love this book! About loss, love and goats! Sad, honest sometimes funny situations that I can easily relate. This book also spoke about not being perfect which one of my struggles. This will be one of my favorite reads!

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