Once and future wife

Once and Future Wife 

by David Burnett





Genre: Romance

Release Date: June 1 (May 1 in paperback)

Jennie Bateman has again fallen in love with Thomas, her former husband. However, Tasha, one of his children, is determined to destroy their relationship. Jennie had done that herself a number of years earlier. In the midst of a manic episode, she had deserted Thomas and their two daughters, choosing, instead, a life of shameless debauchery.


Perhaps she was shocked when Thomas filed for a divorce. Perhaps it was the influence of a preacher who took an interest in her. Perhaps she simply cycled back toward normal. Whatever the cause, years later, when she again made contact with her family, she was a different person. Even so, they wanted nothing to do with her.


But time moves on. Circumstances change. 

Thomas’s second wife has died, leaving him a single parent with four adult daughters and a new-born. In Jennie’s eyes, he is the same good-looking, kind, loving person she had fallen for when they were in college.

In Once and Future Wife we follow Jennie as she goes a second round with her demons, hoping to find a way to stop them from destroying the possibility of a second marriage and the love and happiness that finally seem to be within her reach. 





I live near Charleston, South Carolina, with my wife and Bonnie, our blue-eyed cat. I enjoy traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

We have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, we visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen.

My photographic subjects have been as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. I went to school for longer than he wants to admit and has graduate degrees in psychology and education. I was formerly director of research for our state’s department of education. 


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My Review

I haven't read the first book in the series but this worked well as a standalone. As I got into the book, I began to understand how Jennie could have walked out on her husband years ago during a manic episode. David Burnett manages to get inside both Jennie's and Thomas's heads so you see their relationship from both points of view. Now that Thomas has made a new life for himself, following the death of his second wife, he is wary about letting Jennie anywhere near his daughters and especially his newborn.  Meddling daughter Tasha doesn't trust Jennie claiming her medication won't work forever. His neighbour also has her eye on snaggingThomas for herself so Jennie has an uphill battle if she wants to win him back. This is nothing compared to the battle than Jennie herself faces as she stops her medication to 'prove' that she is now fine. All the way through I was rooting for a happy ending but you'll have to read it yourself to find out what happens. 


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13.12 | 09:28

The book sounds great!

12.12 | 21:49

It's currently only available in libraries but the author may publish a digital version in the future. Thanks for your comment.

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