Book Reviews of Marrying the Mistress

Marrying the Mistress
Marrying the Mistress
Author: Joanna Trollope
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ISBN-13: 9780425179642
ISBN-10: 0425179648
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 327
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Ends kind of like Candide.
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Merrion Palmer was Judge Guy Stockdale's mistress. HIs Honour's totty, as the Clerk to the Court so succinctly put it. Guy had been having an affair with her for seven years, and neither Laura, his wife of forty years, nor his two grown-up sons, knew anything about her. Guy and Merrion enjoyed a blissful, uncomplicated relationship in stolen moments in Merrion's Bayswater flat, but to the rest of the world Guy seemed to be the model husband, father, and grandfather.

Now the time had come for Guy to move on. Conscious of the passing years, of the wasted opportunities, he didn't want to keep Merrion a secret any more. He wanted to share her with his family, with the world. He wanted, to marry her. And he was quite unprepared for the painful storm which followed.
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This is my second Joanna Trollope novel, i am so hooked. It took me about a chapter to get into the book and familiar with all that was going on then i just could not read fast enough. The whole plot of the novel is a judge who has been married for forty years and starts having an affair with a younger attorney which lasts for seven years. He tells his wife he wants a divorce. She does not really know how to handle it, so she just doesn't! You will find out how this happens in the story. Her two sons who are grown meet the "other woman" and they like her. The judge is a man you will like-- you will not like so much the wife. The "other woman" is a beautiful calm and smart woman. Nothing like his wife. All the judge wanted to do was marry his mistress, all his mistress wanted was to marry the judge--- and then all of a sudden in matter of a couple days nothing is as it was planned to end up. I am now looking for another from this author that i am positive i shall enjoy.There was suspense, no mush, and some twists and turns that made this read wonderful,As i got nearer and nearer to the end i kept thinking, "this can't be happening, there are still some more pages and time for things to change" never really saw the end coming.
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Joanna Trollope is a very good writer you will enjoy this book.
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Very good. Unusual topic; believable. Recommended.
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I liked this book. At times I was frustrated with the storyline, but then it got good again. I found a lot of familiar emotions expressed in the book. A definite read for your "to be read" list.
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Joanna Trollope is a find--her characters and their motivations are fascinating and ring true. She takes on situations other writers won't touch. And she stays away from the formulas; yet while avoiding predictable "happily ever after" endings she manages to create encouraging and uplifting endings. Thumbs up to her!
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This is a love story and tells the many ways it affects the people around the couple. Another of her good novels about contemporary relationships.
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Merrion Palmer was Judge Guy Stockdale's mistress. His Honour's totty, as the Clerk to the Court so succinctly put it. Guy had been having an affair with her for seven years, and neither Laura, his wife of forty years, nor his two grown-up sons, knew anything about her. Guy and Merrion enjoyed a blissful, uncomplicated relationship in stolen moments in Merrion's Baywater flat, but to the rest of the world Guy seemed to be the model husband, father and grandfather.

Now the time had come for Guy to move on. Conscious of the passing years, of the wasted opportunities, he didn't want to keep Merrion a secret any more. He wanted to share her with his family, with the world. He wanted, dammit, to marry her. And he was quite unprepared for the painful storm which followed.