- By Debbie Macomber

Stand-In Wife

  • Title: Stand-In Wife
  • Author: Debbie Macomber
  • ISBN: 9780373594122
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stand In Wife Tragedy had shattered Paul Manning s whole world leaving him a widower with three small children Reeling from shock and grief he turned in desperation to the one person he knew he could count on gent

    Tragedy had shattered Paul Manning s whole world leaving him a widower with three small children Reeling from shock and grief, he turned in desperation to the one person he knew he could count on gentle, caring Leah Baker Slowly, Leah eased his sorrow and filled his life with new meaning Then Paul made an amazing discovery He needed Leah and desired her with an oveTragedy had shattered Paul Manning s whole world leaving him a widower with three small children Reeling from shock and grief, he turned in desperation to the one person he knew he could count on gentle, caring Leah Baker Slowly, Leah eased his sorrow and filled his life with new meaning Then Paul made an amazing discovery He needed Leah and desired her with an overwhelming passion But asking Leah to be his wife was one thing winning her trust was another Somehow, he had to convince this woman he d just vowed to honor and cherish forever that they belonged together heart and soul

    1 thought on “Stand-In Wife

    1. Leah and Diane are sisters and have always been close. With no other family they have always been there for each other. Diane is married to Paul and has cute twin boys. When she finds out she is pregnant her husband and her are elated. After the birth of their 3rd child Diane dies after childbirth. Diane convinced her sister would have done anything if their situations were reversed she does everything to help Paul and his three children. After 6 months after Diane's death she decides she should [...]

    2. I didn't love this one. The story was just a little creepy to me - wife dies in childbirth, sister takes over, sister and husband fall in love and marry in less than a year.

    3. Reviewed for THC ReviewsStand-In Wife is another gentle contemporary romance in Debbie Macomber's Those Manning Men series. As with the other Manning books so far, this novel didn't have a very involved plotline, but overall, it was sweet and enjoyable. In this one, Paul Manning is suddenly widowed when his wife dies of complications following childbirth. She leaves him with young twin sons and a newborn baby girl to raise. With the multiples stresses of child care, home care, his job, and griev [...]

    4. Not much there for a story. Premise not believable that husband would love again so quickly after loss of wife he supposedly loved so much.

    5. This is probably my favorite book of the whole Manning series. Yes it may seem a little off that only six months after his wife's death he marries again, but it's not really a creepy thing. Leah is a woman with no more family left. Her family was Diane, so now she felt like she owed it to her sister to care of her sister's family. They didn't start out with huge attraction. Leah and Paul found their way to each other, despite the devastating loss of someone they both loved. Leah as a character s [...]

    6. I turn to Debbie Macomber when I want a clean, quick, fluffy read, and she never fails to disappoint. This is one of her older books. A very quick read, not a lot of depth. The premise of the novel is what happens when a man loses his wife to death and then later falls for her sister. Mostly, the book made time think about how I'd feel about it if I died and my husband was ready to remarry. It's a hard thing to consider.(The cover for this book has changed. The one from my library is not quite s [...]

    7. It's hard for me to review this book. I enjoyed the story, but I found it creepy at times how Paul leered at his sister-in-law so soon after his wife's death. I think this story would have been a lot better if it would have taken place a little longer after Diane died, at least a year. It just felt too soon. It did get better the more the story went on though. All in all, not my favorite Debbie Macomber book, but it wasn't bad.

    8. A love given as a giftBecause like all of Debbie books I will consume them in one day. I loved that thru their loss the learned to love. I would recommend the book to the romantic .

    9. Dalam rangka mengembalikan mood baca. Buku tipis ini tyt dibaca dalam 2 hari, padahal bagussšŸ˜Jadi pengen nyari serie yg laen.

    10. While a Debbie Macomber fan I have to say this one didn't hit the mark. A sister dies and steps in to take her place with her husband by moving into house didn't do it for me. Seemed slow and draggy

    11. Paul Manning tidak menyangka bahwa Diane, istrinya, akan meninggal begitu cepat setelah melahirkan anak ketiga mereka. Dalam masa sedihnya, Leah, kakak Diane, selalu mendampingi Paul sampai pada akhirnya Leah memutuskan bahwa yang terbaik adalah Leah tinggal di rumah Paul untuk mengurus ketiga anaknya yang masih balita. Kebaikan dan kasih sayang Leah akhirnya membuat Paul menyadari kehadiran Leah dan mulai memperhatikannya lalu jatuh cinta. sehingga ketika orangtua Paul menyarankan agar keduanya [...]

    12. In Stand-In Wife, Paul Manningā€™s wife, Diane, dies during childbirth leaving her grieving widower with twin boys and a new little girl to raise. Paul is determined to do it on his own without the help of his family. Leah, Dianeā€™s sister, has a different idea. She will quit her job teaching at the college and move in with Paul and his children and care for them until they are all in school. Since the children are now her only family and she wants to do this for her sister, Paul reluctantly ag [...]

    13. Wow just got done reading the book called Stand-in Wife by the author Debbie Macomber . I got this book from my step mom for Christmas . I just started to read this book this morning and at first it made me cry reading this book but then it started to get so good that I couldn't put it down I had to finish the book to see what happened at the end . I would give this book a 5 star rating and tell everyone to read this book . If you love romance then you are going to love this book .

    14. In Macomberā€™s romance novel, widower Paul Manning is shattered following the death of his wife. Left to raise their three young children alone, he struggles to come to terms with his grief. When Leah Baker enters his life, he seeks both help and comfort from her. But when that comfort blossoms into something more, Paul believes that Leah will complete their family. Leah is hesitant but Paul is determined to find a way to make her see that they belong together.Heartfelt and tender story.

    15. Dear Karyn,There is a reason you don't read books like these - you don't like them and they make you want to either slap someone(s) in the book or pull your hair out. The next time you want to read another one of these books, just slap yourself instead and save yourself the time.Cheer,Karyn.

    16. Let's just say I loved the twins and Paul Leah was too good to be true and miscommunication was always from her side Paul was quite straightforward while Leah was shy and secretiveI would have loved if they had explored their relationship even more

    17. This Manning brother book involves a brother who has lost his wife and is coping with raising his children. He has the help of his parents and sister-in-law. The fun begins when the sister-in-law moves in when his parents decide to take a much needed vacation.

    18. Was a quick, interesting read. Kept thinking that this was far fetched, and yet I kept reading. Not the strongest or most interesting of the series

    19. its blah. Already have it firgured out. it feels like her earlier work. not sure but it just doesn't pull me in and I love sappy romance.

    20. Paul Manning's wife dies after giving birth to their third child. Grief-stricken, he asks his wife's sister, Leah Baker, to step in to help him care for his children. A really good book.

    21. Started this months ago but couldn't take it. Better with this read. A little repetitive, she harps on things a bit. Still, it was a pleasant, upbeat read.

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