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Publisher's Summary

Cathy Collins is a mum on a mission - to change her life.

When her husband drops a midlife-crisis bombshell, Cathy decides it’s time to take control.

No more laundry, teenage tantrums or housework.

After years of putting herself last, she’s going to be first for a change.

Cathy Collins is carving a new path, and nothing is going to get in her way....

From number one best-selling author Tracy Bloom, The Wife Who Got a Life perfectly captures the joyous chaos of family life.

©2021 Tracy Bloom (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Feisty and fabulous. Love it. Love Tracy Bloom!" (Milly Johnson)

"Pure Joy!" (Katie Fforde)

"Guaranteed to put a smile on your face." (Debbie Johnson)

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  • T Parsons
  • 05-19-21

A very entertaining and relevant read.

I laughed, cried, empathised and thoroughly enjoyed this book. I feel inspired to change my life goals this year, hope it works as well.

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  • Nicola B
  • 05-07-22

Really enjoyed it

This is the first book I have read by this author & l really enjoyed it. It was so relatable and quick paced, I will definitely choosing another one by her.

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  • Sarah Martin
  • 02-19-22

I don’t really like it

Just seemed a bit magazineish and lightweight to me and I’m not a serious heavy reader anyway .
Gave up about third way through just didn’t find myself wanting to go back to it

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  • 12-21-21

Like Spending Time With A Mate

Like Spending Time With A Mate

💛 Cathy was fun to hang out with. She’s funny, smart and I especially loved her WhatsApp conversations with her sisters, which I could definitely relate to.
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🎧 A nice and easy listen I’d recommend to anyone looking for a light bit of entertainment. Fiona Boylan delivers a companionable, witty performance that made me smile.

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SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO…

If you like this, try Everything Is Fine by Gillian Harvey. Also, while I wouldn’t say this quite is as good, this is also in the same wheelhouse as audiobooks by Gill Sims and Marian Keyes.

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  • carla betts
  • 11-17-21

Fantastic

This has to be the book I can relate to the most in my life and had me laughing out loud, talking to the space around me - so many points close to home. Such an enjoyable book and yet useful in ways too x

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  • Erika Lee
  • 09-19-21

Loved it!

As a ‘woman of a certain age’ I really loved this story. I laughed I cried but mostly I rolled my eyes in agreement. I thought the narrator did a great job too.