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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (858 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bridget Asher Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781455191871
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A thirtysomething tax auditor who doesn’t overlook a thing, Lucy Shoreman had been blind to her husband’s philandering. Now, as he lies on his deathbed, she decides she’s not going through it alone. She opens Artie’s little black book and begins calling his sweethearts. And to her great surprise, one by one, they show up: the one who hates him, the one who owes her life to him, the one he turned into a lesbian, and the one he taught to dance. And among them is one visitor with the strangest story of all: the young man who may or may not be Artie’s long lost son. Now, Lucy and her husband’s sweethearts are sharing secrets, sharing tears, making connections and even reconciliations. And as Lucy’s life is changing forever, she knows the biggest surprises are yet to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Each character in this wry and beguiling book has a fresh take on love…As Lucy and her husband’s sweethearts reluctantly form a family as unlikely as it is beautiful, I found myself falling—falling hard—for every single one of them.”

    Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me

  • “Rendered with humor and heart.”

    People

  • “Thoroughly enjoyable….readers will…fall in love with My Husband's Sweethearts.”

    Associated Press

  • “A laugh-and-cry novel whose plot includes equal portions of heartache and hope.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A gem of a story…You won’t be able to put it down.”

    Newark Star-Ledger

  • “Flashes of wit and a parade of memorable women keep pages turning as Lucy grows increasingly and endearingly confused about her feelings toward Artie, John and the rest.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In this spirited debut, Asher creates an unconventional family—one brought together by a flawed but lovable man and kept together by a wounded but openhearted woman. As each character’s individual story is revealed, the reader is further enveloped by this humorous yet touching tale.”

    Booklist

  • “Artie’s death…arrives affectingly, with a dash of truth, forgiveness all around, and the way cleared for Lucy’s future…This is a witty, oddly sweet curiosity with a thread of insight and a degree of promise.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The narrator of this wry and thoughtful novel observes her world with snappy, unsentimental eyes, and yet she finds a way to soothe every broken heart around her—including her own—with genuine tenderness.”

    Katherine Center, author of The Bright Side of Disaster

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela Castriota | 2/19/2014

    " My Husband's Sweethearts really only deserves about 1 1/2 stars. It had an interesting premise, but it was just not believable. The charaters and their actions are not things that would occur in real life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 1/30/2014

    " This was a fun read. Not very deep or anything but fun. This women finds out her dying husband has cheated on her. So she calls all the women to let them know he is dying. They show up and it gets interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/28/2014

    " A quick, easy read. I wish there had been more excitement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Btr | 1/26/2014

    " I bought this book, because I needed to get my cart up to $25 in order to qualify for free shipping. That said, my expectations based on the synopsis were low. However, I enjoyed this book. It is one of those stories that takes place in the grey--instead of in black and white terms. The characters were likeable, and I liked the author's writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Dillon | 1/24/2014

    " Read this a few year ago. Wasnt anything special, but a good all round chick lit book. Perfect for reading by the pool or something :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " this book was so much more charming and heartfelt than i had expected! i really loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/14/2014

    " Surprisingly good for a book I picked up randomly. There's some interesting characters and I'm especially enjoying books that have little girls in them (with their relationships to their mothers) these days - one guess why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila Stitzel | 1/7/2014

    " THIS BOOK KEPT MY INTEREST, BUT WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE "I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MY BOOK" BOOKS. IT WAS WORTH READING EVEN THOUGH I COULD NO DO WHAT THIS LADY DID FOR HER CHEATING HUSBAND. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhaea | 12/26/2013

    " A funny little book, but the story goes way out there. No bad though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/25/2013

    " This book was an entertaining and fast read. I like the authors style and would definitely recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley (mac&chip) | 12/24/2013

    " I'd never heard of this book, but say it at the library and thought it sounded intriguing. And I enjoyed it. Well, aside from what the husband does of (congestive heart failure). Having been in congestive heart failure, that part hit a little bit too close to home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 12/22/2013

    " This book was recommended by Marisa de los Santos, so I had to pick it up to read. A man lays on his deathbed, and his wife brings all his 'sweethearts' back to him before he dies. The book was a good read, but not nearly as satifying as Marisa! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carley | 12/13/2013

    " There was just something about this that I just loved. I found the plot to be totally different and I liked the strange cast of characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam Colloff | 12/7/2013

    " it's ok. just ok. i felt no empathy with any of the characters, they all seemed pretty flat to me. some ghastly sentiment. for example:-" it's like you woke me out of a dream, and i didn't know it, but you were the dream i'd been dreaming". oh, please, no more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 11/13/2013

    " A different kind of chick lit. Reminded me almost of an indie flick that some will like and some will hate, depending on your taste. It wasn't what I expected but it was still a good read. A little hard to get into at first but glad I stuck with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/15/2013

    " This book was fun and easy. I took it on vaca and it was a great choice for that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 3/30/2013

    " A cheesy book but not all too bad considering I literally grabbed the first book that looked readable off the "new books" section of my library. Easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/1/2013

    " Interesting concept; I don't think anybody would do it though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/5/2013

    " Sorta stupid......not something I would usually waste my time reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 1/1/2013

    " Rich characters that will make you laugh and cry. Hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/3/2012

    " This is what you might want to happen if you had a cheating spouse who lay dying. Invite all his girlfriends to come. It was a fun fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacia Edgell | 3/19/2012

    " I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Loved it!!! I'm sure everyone could relate to some part of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger Wick | 9/26/2011

    " Although it's a sad subject (the character's husband is dying), this book was light and fun, although sometimes predictable. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 8/17/2011

    " This one is funny. A wife finds that her husband has sweethearts and then finds that he is dying. So she asks each women to take their turn at caring for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 8/3/2011

    " A sweet story about our pasts and how they make us who we are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cecily | 6/23/2011

    " I couldn't get through the 2nd c.d. I was not impressed by the story or the characters and really could care less. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 5/25/2011

    " A different kind of chick lit. Reminded me almost of an indie flick that some will like and some will hate, depending on your taste. It wasn't what I expected but it was still a good read. A little hard to get into at first but glad I stuck with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/5/2011

    " I liked this book more than I thought I would. The beginning was just ok, but I liked the characters by the end. I really liked the chapter titles and the way they related to the chapters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 4/25/2011

    " My Husband's Sweethearts really only deserves about 1 1/2 stars. It had an interesting premise, but it was just not believable. The charaters and their actions are not things that would occur in real life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 3/27/2011

    " 3 books about infidelity and broken marriages in the span of 2 days. this is the 3rd. and although it has a very interesting plot and even more interesting female characters, i did skip pages here and there. a rather quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 2/20/2011

    " After reading 2 duds it was a pleasure to read this book. Really differant kind of a story,
    I found it witty & sad & funny and heartwarming, wierd right? I haven't enjoyed a book this
    much in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/7/2011

    " I liked this book also,untill the end,. I thought it was long andgetting kind of silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa Lynn | 2/2/2011

    " This book was a random find at the local library. The title made me read the description which hooked me. The book was a lot of fun to read. The likelihood of anything remotely similar to this story ever happening in real life is slim to none, but it was a fun story, nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 9/11/2010

    " Very easy read...nothing much to the book but a good, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/5/2010

    " This book was fun and easy. I took it on vaca and it was a great choice for that. "

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About the Author
Author Bridget Asher

Bridget Asher is the author of My Husband’s Sweethearts, The Pretend Wife, and The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.