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Publisher's Summary

In this scandalous follow-up to the Depression-era tale Mrs. Wiggins, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe delivers even more drama to the Deep South, as a proper church-going woman determined to snare Alabama’s most-sought after widower finds his secret desires and righteous lies come as a package deal....     

Forty-something widow Jessie Tucker is beloved throughout Lexington, Alabama, for her kind heart and endless generosity. But she feels it's past time she rewarded herself—especially when upstanding Hubert Wiggins tragically loses his wife and son. Making herself indispensable, yet discouraged by Hubert’s lack of romantic interest, Jessie cooks up a deception she knows will make pious Hubert do right by her....   

Hoax or not, Hubert couldn’t be happier. The passionate self he’s long hidden from everyone has a new, much-riskier secret love. And the unsuspecting second Mrs. Wiggins will help him maintain his ever-so-devout image in the community....   

But when Hubert is not the ardent lover Jessie always dreamed he was, she turns her desires to handsome younger man Conway. Suddenly the “good church wife” can't resist temptation at all. And someone is watching: Conway’s new girlfriend—and Jessie's longtime rival—Blondeen. Now Blondeen has the perfect opportunity to harass Jessie, destroy her reputation, drive her out of town—then become the real wife Hubert should have had all along...   

In one shattering night, Jessie, Blondeen, and Hubert will each go too far. And when their web of deceit threatens to drag them under for good, they will have only one chance to erase the past and claim everything they've ever wanted. If their secrets don't destroy them first....

©2022 Mary Monroe (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Each chapter more painful than the next

I’ve read all of Monroe’s books, so I’m used to her style, and can usually push through till it gets juicy… but this book was so slow and drawn out, I couldn’t even finish! I was looking forward to continuing the story from the prequel, but with the mediocre acting, paired with the boring writing and you can see why I returned the book

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POOR NARRATION

I so enjoyed Mrs. Wiggins and when I came across the sequel I was excited. unfortunately, I really can't give a review of the story because I couldn't complete the book. The narration was absolutely horrible. It was like listening to young children trying to read. I will try reading the book and, hopefully, I will enjoy it. I will be returning this to Audible.

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An Okay Follow- up

Decent sequel, but isn't as good as the first novel. The female narrator absolutely ruined this audiobook. The female narrator sounded like she had dentures in her mouth that she was trying to keep from falling out whenever she spoke.

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Horrible Narration

The female narrator is horrible with the fake southern accent. It was so irritating until I had to stop the audio. I’ll just have to read the book. I don’t know who approved her to narrate this book but they should be fired. Maybe it gets better but I refuse to suffer through it. She was a complete flop after listening to Shari Peele narrate Mrs. Wiggins. This fake accent is an insult to all southern belles!

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the ending

I love Mary Monroe but the ending...?? felt like something was missing with the ending. seemed like it ended abruptly.

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Need more

This story line Have you want to more there has to be a part of three

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The voice over for Jessie and the other women was horrible. It was really hard to listen to but I paid for the book. So I suffered through it. Storyline not as good as the 1st book. Disappointed

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Such a fan

Do you want a book that will take you in and make you feel like you know the characters personally? Well that's exactly what will happen in Mary Monroe's Empty Vows. From beginning to end I enjoy feeling like I was down south listening to Hubbard, and Jessy's story.
Then ending was perfect!

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There has to be a part 3

I couldn't wait for this sequel!! I was so disappointed. Of course they should keep the previous narrator in my opinion, but this narrator wasn't so bad. It was the ending. I was driving and listening then all of a sudden it's "The End". I really felt like ..that's it?? There is really something missing. It's not really a cliff hanger, but the book isn't really closed out.

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I struggle to finish this book, the characters Jesse ,Hubert and Jessie's disabled son all sound Depressing.. I know that the story was set back During the turn of the century but Mary Monroe just threw this book out .in my opinion she didn't put any thought into this book. she needs Patricia Floyd , a professional sounding audio narrator . Mary Monroe storyline is so disappointing. The homosexuality was too much and the serial killer was out of place. Mary Monroe Needs to go back to writting books like mama ruby .where there's quality in her story. I hope her next sequel is better than Bend this garbage. if not I'm done with purchasing her Audio books.

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So Disappointed

I waited so long for this book I am a mary monroe fan. The story line was weak and the ending so disappointing.

Love the writer / wasted time on this book