Book Review: ‘A Palm Beach Wife: A Novel’ By Susannah Marren

A Palm Beach Wife is a thoroughly enjoyable book about the rich and high society of Palm Beach and how one woman will do what she has to do to save her family from scandal and losing everything. A well-written story of a strong female character and at its core a story about family, with some fun twists and turns. A fun novel to kick off your spring.

Faith Harrison is married to Edward and have a daughter named Katherine, who is about to go off to college. They are on the top of Society in Palm Beach. They are on every important board, they are rich and Edward has a successful business. Faith as well has a successful re-sale business of higher end stuff that appeal to the well off jet set. Then in the blink of an eye it is all gone. Faith is told that Edward lost it all due to bad investments. He has lost 30 million dollars and needs to come up with 20 million within three months for creditors.

Faith is shocked and Edward asks her to sell her business, which is in her and Katherine’s names. The mansion she owns is also in her name and she isn’t willing to sell it. Edward is doing all he can to come up with the money when old demons come back to him. Faith takes the bull by the horn and ramps up her business. She raises prices on stuff. Finds better stuff to sell. And starts to take the stuff out of her own house, which is worth quite a bit.

She also is trying to keep everything under wraps. Being in society this won’t look good to everyone. She also has to deal with a secret from her past when someone shows up in town. And on top of that her old flame Lucas is sniffing around and she’s tempted.

Finally Faith figures out what she has to do to save her family and becomes the strong woman she knows she can be.

You can pick up the book in stores on Tuesday, April 9th from St. Martin’s Griffin.

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