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Our Husband (a humorous romantic mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Bond
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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"A great, rollicking treat!"--Deborah Smith, author of "When Venus Fell" "Treat yourself to an evening of memorable characters."--Susan Andersen, author of "Baby Don't Go" "A first novel that's got everything-- humor, romance, suspense, and not one but THREE memorable heroines! Great fun!"--Jane Heller, author of" Sis Boom Bah"

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Hell hath no fury like three women scorned…

Thirty-something Dr. Natalie Carmichael has it all—a busy family practice in a small town, a great old Victorian house she inherited from a beloved aunt, and a handsome husband of six years with a thriving sales career in prosthetic limbs. But her perfect world begins to unravel when a man shows up demanding the jewelry she’s wearing in return for a debt her husband Raymond owes. Natalie is still reeling when she receives a phone call that Raymond has been in a minor car accident. She rushes to the hospital with thoughts of strangling the truth out of him, only to discover that two other women have beaten her there, both claiming to be married to Raymond!

Fifty-something socialite Beatrix Carmichael knows Raymond married her for her money, but she loves the cad anyway. Over the years, though, their childless marriage and his constant traveling have driven her to drink, pop pills, and keep the home shopping channels in business. When she gets a call that Raymond’s been in an accident, she actually relishes the thought of him lying captive in bed, forced to spend time with her. But when Beatrix arrives to find two other women vying for a place by his bedside, she’s looking for a plug to pull.

Twenty-one-year-old Ruby Lynn Carmichael thought she’d hit the jackpot when she met Raymond at the strip club where she works. He swept her off her feet, gave her a big fat ring, and bought her a double-wide trailer as a wedding gift. Ruby thought her life was set…until she learns that Raymond has two other wives in the wings, and the women aren’t exhibiting a very sharing spirit. Still, Ruby Lynn has a secret growing inside her that will ensure she gets what’s coming to her.

When over-committed Raymond Carmichael dies suddenly, his wives are grief-stricken and furious not to have the chance to confront him about his triple betrayal. But their heartache turns to suspicion when it’s revealed that Raymond was murdered. They all have means and motive, yet they each profess their innocence. To save themselves, this unlikely trio band together to track down a killer, and along the way, find a lot more than they bargained for.

Reviews:

"Bond's fun and frothy story keeps the plot twists coming." –Publishers Weekly

“This is one of the best books I’ve read in months.” –Academic Planet

“Only another woman could understand and write a novel that brings these three together in the worst of circumstances and make it a witty and sexy plot about women and friendship.” –Beachlife

“The story is well-written and paced, with unforgettable characters, snappy dialogue, and plenty of plot twists and turns.” –AOL Romance Fiction Forum

“Bond’s memorable and heart-warming romance is funny, irreverent, and thoroughly enjoyable.” –Booklist

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1033 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Publisher: NeedtoRead Books (7 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065QV4GW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephanie Bond was several years into a corporate computer programming career when an instructor in her night school MBA program remarked that she had a flair for writing and encouraged her to submit one of her projects to academic journals. "But," Stephanie says, "all I could think was 'I wonder if I could write a romance novel?'" Bond grew up on a farm in eastern Kentucky where the entertainment choices were few. Luckily, she had a beloved aunt who shared her passion for reading. "When she visited once a year, she brought boxes and boxes of gothic novels by Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney and lush historical romances--I was in heaven! So suddenly thinking about writing in the genre of the books I loved was very exciting." After writing every spare moment for two years, Stephanie sold her first romantic comedy manuscript, IRRESISTIBLE? to Harlequin books. Two years later, she walked away from her corporate career to write commercial fiction full time. To date, she's published over 60 romance and mystery projects with Random House, St. Martin's Press, HarperCollins, and Mira Books, and is most well-known for her BODY MOVERS humorous mystery series. Her newest series is TWO GUYS DETECTIVE AGENCY (about two sisters whose last name is Guy). Stephanie lives in midtown Atlanta and is probably working on a story at this very moment.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This book is an abolute must for anyone who regularly reads chick novels. The main difference with this book was that the author keeps youn intrigued and guessing to the end.
The synopsis is that there are three women married to the same man, unknown to one another until the day the "Husband" has a road accident after another business trip. The three women are completely different from one another, and whilst this story involves them taking to the road in the search for information and answers, this certainly is no Thelma and Louise.
All's well in love and war? well, I wouldn't dream of spoiling the end, but believe me, once you start, you won't be able to put it down!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise 20 July 2012
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This isn't at all the sort of thing I usually read and, if I'm honest, I only downloaded it because it was cheap. However, I really enjoyed it. The plot and characterisation were both much better than that found in much more 'learned' books, the grammar was fine, as was the spelling (two of my pet hates in on-line publishing).

I think I've found a new author to enjoy during long flights and ferry crossings, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book as a pleasant way to while away a few hours.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable 18 July 2012
By Caza
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A very enjoyable read. Not my usual genre dont go for Chick Lit, but there's a mystery and murder in this one. Good characterisation, I've met all three women sometime in my life, thankfully not the husband. Well written clever plot, well worth a read. I will be reading more from Stephanie Bond.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Cheek! 13 Jan 2003
Format:Paperback
This book was quite enjoyable. Funny, romantic and cheeky at times. The audacity of Raymond makes you feel the man nearly deserved what he got.
The story had some nice twists and a few red herrings. It got you doubting the characters a few times.
I found the ending suitable and thought the women deserved some happiness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read 13 Nov 2013
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A lovely book with lots of twists and turns as the story develops. If you want a funny murder mystery that you don't want to put down read this lovely book
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4.0 out of 5 stars VERY ENJOYABLE 15 Sep 2013
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A nice cosy little story that I thoroughly enjoyed with a lovely ending. I found that many of my questions weren't answered which keeps the mystique alive once the novel has been read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 13 Aug 2013
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Thisis not my normal type of read BUT saying that I found it hard to put down, a bit predictable but the main characters were good and it made me laugh out loud in places. A good beach read an I may have to look at some of her other books
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3.0 out of 5 stars A decent predictable and easy quick read 11 July 2013
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I was not expecting too much going in and I got what I expected. It was a cute book. The story was predictable, as we're the characters. I was not expecting literary greatness, but at least the editing was done properly, which is more than I can say for many other books that are put out there these days.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes Our Husband
Quite a different story here, quite enjoyed it and would certainly look out for further books by this Author in the future.
Published 17 months ago by JB
2.0 out of 5 stars boring book
not that funny and not that romantic (to me anyway). however i managed to finish the book desipte not likinging it very much
Published 20 months ago by mesopotamia
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillantt
Amazing read. Never read Stephanie bond before but will be reading her other books. Such a good story line which kept me gripped.
Published 21 months ago by Glucose level
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and funny
Despite reading a similar book, I really enjoyed the main charactors (Natalie, Beatrix and Rudy) in Our Husband. Read more
Published 21 months ago by DizzyChick
4.0 out of 5 stars Very, very funny
When Raymond is injured in an accident the three women to whom he is married become aware of each other for the first time - the older, rich woman; the career woman for whom he... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Enjoyable page turner. I got this free when it was on offer but have read other books by her and wasnt disappointed. Read more
Published 23 months ago by janey74
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheery little read
I liked this - it's fun, easy to read, easy to follow and unpretentious. Featuring three very different characters, and with murder, mystery and a love interest, it is a very... Read more
Published 23 months ago by gailpz
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed reading it
I Enjoyed the book. It is light to read.It contains mystery as well as humor.
The person has three wives but non of them is aware of each other. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Thomy
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect holiday reading
A wonderful holiday read. Funny in parts, enough twists to keep you guessing and an all round good adventure. I enjoyed it enough to buy my mum a copy for her next holiday.
Published on 15 Aug 2012 by Katie McBride
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