“Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt.”
–Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times
In New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick’s heartfelt, powerful new novel, a devoted wife must choose between her conscience and her own second chance at happiness . . .
When Grace Saunders vowed to take her husband for better or worse, she meant every word. She and Jamie are solid, mutually supportive, and certain of their future together. And then, on a hiking trip for their fifteenth anniversary, an accident leaves Jamie in a coma, unable to move or communicate.
As months pass, Grace is in limbo—still married, yet utterly alone and burdened with responsibilities that threaten to sink her. Meeting Nan and Monica, unlikely friends who need Grace almost as much as she needs them, makes life bearable—if not quite happy. But a chance evening spent with a man she barely knows brings Grace a glimmer of joy she hasn’t felt since the tragedy . . . followed by feelings of turmoil and guilt. At work, she faces a different sort of crisis, and her need to keep the job that pays for her husband’s medical care.
Grace has always assumed that bright, clear lines separate right from wrong. Now that idealism is blurred by dilemmas that test her beliefs about marriage and loyalty, and she must look to her new friends and inside herself for answers. This poignant novel explores the limits of responsibility—to others and to ourselves—and the breadth and wisdom of love.
Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels
“A beautiful story about the ties that bind . . . Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale.”
--Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue
“Marie Bostwick is my go-to author . . . always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting.”
–Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.”