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Terry Brett is an ambitious man on the verge of success when his destiny arrives in the form of Allison Desmond. In Allison he finds the love of his life. Allison is a young woman flirting with self-destruction--until she meets Terry. Together they are the fulfillment of each other's dreams. Valerie Holland, a pediatrician, fulfills her dreams when she falls deeply in love with a man with a secret--and he falls in love with her.
From the golden coast of California to the magical canals of Venice, the painful and tangled relationships of a man and the two women he loves play out over the passing years when Terry makes a promise to...Honor Thy Wife
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Norman Bogner is the New York Times bestselling author of Seventh Avenue, Honor Thy Wife, and The Madonna Complex. He lives in California.
This intricately plotted novel of family intrigue and ungovernable desire has all the ingredients for a compelling beach read: sex, love, lies, betrayal, hatred, revenge, threats of murder and eventual wish-fulfillment for an all-American guy. Bogner (To Die in Provence) follows the misadventures of charming lawyer Terry Brett from the 1960s to the present. Against his better judgment, Terry finds himself captivated by Allison Desmond, a beautiful, fearless young woman who was brought up in an orphanage and has led a gritty life on the edge of society. When their ill-fated romance ends, heartbroken Allison flees to India, while Terry moves to Southern California. There he marries elegant, sophisticated pediatrician Valerie Holland, who rebuilds his shattered self-esteem. But marital harmony is disrupted when Terry is summoned to his Pacific Northwest hometown to learn shocking news: Allison is back in AmericaAaccompanied by a child she says is his son. Torn by his love for two very different women, Terry decides to marry Allison under an assumed name and legitimize the boy, Sean. Thereafter, he divides his time between his two families until Valerie learns of his double life and the two wives confront Terry and each other. Forced by Valerie to make a commitment, he chooses her, and decides to let Sean think he has died. Terry's bigamy is exposed when, years later, Sean discovers the deception. Bogner's opening chapters are bogged down by detail, but all the threads are satisfyingly tied up in the novel's last half. To some readers, the novel may be an annoying male fantasy. Terry gets to have both womenAthe wrong-side-of-the-tracks bad girl who loves sex, and the cerebral, well-bred society lady who represents gentilityAand these two strong, intelligent females never stop loving him. $100,000 ad/promo.
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