Once a Wife

A Mother's Heart: Book Two

    • 4.4 • 738 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • $4.99

Publisher Description

At seventeen, Sarah Colby had been scared and desperate

Her marriage to Reece Colby was faltering. They were nearly destitute and their infant son, Drew, needed on-going medical care they couldn’t afford. Sarah felt her world crumpling around her. Then her mother-in-law, Elizabeth, offered Sarah a solution. Elizabeth would make certain Drew got the medical attention he needed if Sarah would walk away from her husband and son.  Believing she had no other option, Sarah accepted Elizabeth’s offer—though leaving them was the hardest thing she’d ever done.

Now, twelve years later, Sarah's still questions that decision. So when she learns that Drew's in trouble, she knows it's time to break her agreement with Elizabeth. Drew needs the mother he’s never known and Sarah needs to help her son. But how can she face Reece after deserting him? And what will happen when he finds out about Lyssa, the daughter he doesn't know he has?

June 3
Panther Press
Patricia Van Wie

Customer Reviews

Reader Aloha ,

Wrong decision, right reasons

A second chance love story that’s a long time coming. Sarah left her husband, Reece, and sick infant son thinking she was giving them a chance at a better life, which they received. Twelve years later, she comes back because her son, Drew, needs her. The ensuing reveal makes for a very good second chance love story when we throw in the lies, betrayal and guilt, oh and the previously unknown daughter that’s heaped on top of everything. I liked how Ms Keelyn realistically portrayed the anger Reece felt. And how Sarah didn’t feel like she had any other choice at 18 years old, with wealthy in-laws pulling the strings. I also liked how Sarah and Reece were slowly allowed to grow and come back to each other, based on the underlying love that was still beneath everything else they were feeling. The children were well-written, and nearly stole the show. I also loved Sarah’s grandmother. I received a complimentary copy of this book from eBook Discovery. This is my freely given, honest review.

Jrmaze ,

Heartwarming Novel about Second Chances

Once a Wife by Patricia Keelyn is the second book in the "A Mother's Heart" series. it is about a couple that has been given a second chance to repair their broken family. Twelve years earlier, Sarah, believing she is doing what is best for her sick child, walks out on her husband Reece and young son Drew. She has always regretted her decision to leave but now she feels she must return to help save her son from his destructive ways. Will returning cause Sarah to lose all that she holds dear to her.... A child that her ex husband knows nothing about?

The story that follows is filled with such powerful emotions. Can the love and bond between a mother and her child ever really be broken? And can true love forgive all the lies and deception? You will have to read this well written novel about second chances to find out.

I hadn't read the first book in this series, "Keeping Katie", before reading this one, however not only will I be going back to read that one but I will also be reading "Where the Heart is" the third book in this heartwarming series.

I received this book from EBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

Clean romancer ,

Once a wife

Good getting family back together story.

More Books by Patricia Keelyn


Customers Also Bought


Other Books in This Series