By Dorothea Benton Frank
Experience the sultry Southern surroundings of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry during this humorous and poignant story of 1 audacious woman's quest to discover the affection she deserves
Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The final unique spouse between her husband Wesley's wildly winning Atlanta social set. but when wasting her acquaintances to tanned and toned younger Barbie brides isn't really painful adequate, a chain of setbacks shake Les's global and push her to the sting. She's had adequate of taking part in the great spouse to a husband who thinks he is doing her a prefer via retaining her round. she is going to take a little time for herself—in the usual comforts and attractive fantastic thing about Charleston, her liked place of birth. And she will reclaim the carefree woman who spent lazy summers together with her past love on Sullivans Island. bold to hear her internal voice, she is going to become aware of what she wishes . . . and locate the lifetime of which she's consistently dreamed.
The final unique Wife is an intoxicating story of kinfolk, friendship, self-discovery, and love that's as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a scorching summer time day.
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I suggest, please come domestic simply because if whatever occurs to him I couldn’t take it if I didn’t have you ever to assist me get via it. ” “Charlotte? I by no means informed him I wouldn’t come. I acknowledged I’d give it some thought. ok? And nothing’s going to occur to him. He’s going to be simply wonderful. ” “Mom, i do know Dad’s being very dramatic approximately this and I’m definite you’re correct, yet what if the anesthesiologist supplies him an excessive amount of juice and his middle stops? ” “Now who’s being dramatic? ” “That’s how Jim Henson died, you recognize, the fellow who created the Muppets? If it may ensue to him . . . ” “Charlotte, come on now. And along with, Jim Henson died from pneumonia. ” “I’m simply announcing 1000000 issues can get it wrong. humans die in hospitals for all time. There’s this disorder known as MRSA? And there’s C. diff? ” “Let’s speak later, ok? ” We hung up and that i checked out my mobile. “You’re similar to your father,” I acknowledged, threw it in my handbag, and obtained within the motor vehicle. So Bertie were guilt tripped into getting on a airplane and coming domestic. As i used to be using again to Harlan’s, i presumed, Wes should have relatively laid it on thick. but when Wes knew something, it used to be find out how to paintings your gizzards until eventually he obtained what he sought after. And he needed to have an viewers. Why had it taken me goodbye to work out that? at the least, it'd be highly great to put my eyes on my simply son. I had now not obvious him in nearly a 12 months. yet there has been additionally not anything to forestall Bertie from creating a part journey to determine me in Charleston, was once there? I introduced the entire groceries contained in the residence. an individual had set the desk, and it was once set completely as if they already knew what i used to be going to arrange. “Thank you! ” I known as out to the skinny air. “I want you'll iron. ” Then I laughed. My brain was once nonetheless glued to Wes. I placed every thing away as fast as i may and booted up Harlan’s desktop. I googled testicular melanoma and received millions of websites providing info in seconds. Memorial Sloan-Kettering had hundreds info and that i felt far better after I learn it. the percentages have been that Wes was once going to be positive. yet nonetheless, the large C used to be frightening like any hell. I known as Danette whereas I sliced and diced. She responded at the 3rd ring. “Hey! ” I stated. “Did you listen the scoop? ” “What information? i used to be simply going to name you! ” “About Wes? ” “No. What? ” I informed her the full tale approximately Wes’s melanoma and she or he acknowledged, “Why on this planet didn’t Harold inform me? ” “Because he’s most likely all for his existence. besides, i must determine even if I’m going again and get Wes via his ordeal. ” “Well, I most likely could if I have been you. ” “Really? i assume I most likely will. ” “Yeah. you should. I suggest, who’s he received? Charlotte? Harold? Paolo? glance, in the event you choose to come to Atlanta, you recognize you’re welcome to stick right here with me. and that i imagine I heard they do this surgical procedure essentially on an outpatient foundation. It’s lovely regimen. ” “Unless it’s spread,” I acknowledged. “Let’s wish no longer. in the meantime, on a lighter be aware, I’ve bought a scorching date this night. ” “How’s that going? ” “Um. My coat’s glossy. ” “Girl?