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Overview When Haleys husband walks out, she loses not only her marriage but her identity. Taking her lawyers suggestion to attend the Trophy Wives Club, a Bible study group composed of women who have been dealt a raw deal, Haley begins to find self-acceptance based on who God created her to be.
Haley Cutler is the consummate trophy wife. Perhaps was is the more accurate term. Haley married Prince Charming when she was only twenty--back in the day when highlights came from an afternoon at the beach, not three hours in the salon.
Unfortunately, after seven years as Jay Cutler's wife, a role that provided significance and what she thought was love, Jay walks out, and Haley finds herself with few life skills that translate to the real world, not to mention a sense of amnesia about who she used to be. But before Haley can find her way, she must meet with Jay's lawyer, the strikingly handsome Hamilton Lowe. Although she can't stand his self-righteous contempt for her divorce, she takes his suggestion to attend a group at his church called "The Trophy Wives Club," a Bible study composed of women who have been dealt a raw deal. Haley's never been into the whole Jesus thing but could really use some friends to walk her through this phase (how do you apply for a credit card anyway?).
As Haley begins to realize that she really can stand on her own two feet, she also learns that sometimes in losing we find the real reward . . .
Awards and Recognitions The Trophy Wives Club: A Novel of Fakes, Faith, and a Love That Lasts Forever by Kristin Billerbeck has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christy Awards - 2008 Nominee - Lits category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Trophy Wives Club: A Novel of Fakes, Faith, and a Love That Lasts Forever by Kristin Billerbeck has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 10/01/2007 page 76
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Studio: Avon Inspire
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2014
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061375462 ISBN13 9780061375460
Availability 0 units.
More About Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including "What a Girl Wants." A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on "The Today Show" and has been featured in the "New York Times." She lives with her family in northern California.
Kristin Billerbeck currently resides in Silicon Valley Sacramento Sacr, in the state of California.
Kristin Billerbeck has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Trophy Wives Club (The Trophy Wives Club, Book 1)?
She is awesome! May 8, 2009
Let me say that I love Kristin Billerbeck!! She is funny, and keeps me entertained through all of her books. I was hooked after the first one, and was waiting when this one came out. Get this and any of her books you can get your hands on!
The trophy wives club book1 Mar 29, 2009
I won't be reading any more of kristin's books. The first one I read, I enjoyed. I thought it might be slightly anti-catholic, but thought that could be my slant. After reading this one, it seems to me that I am accurate although it is put in a very tongue in cheek way.
Could've been better Feb 27, 2009
This is my third experience reading Kristin Billerbeck's books, and I can always count on her books to give me a good laugh. And while there's a good dose of humor in this book, The Trophy Wives Club deals with a very difficult topic: divorce. I cannot imagine being blindsided with a divorce after being married to a man I thought loved me, but apparently, never did. This is exactly what Haley Cutler experiences, and this book follows her journey of self-discovery.
Personally, I know I would've immediately reached for the tub of chocolate frosting as well as had a TV marathon with Maury and Judge Judy just like Haley did. But I also know that after a few days of doing that, I would realize that it's time to try to turn my life around. The good news for Haley is that she has a wonderful new group of friends from a local church--The Trophy Wives Club--who have experienced everything that she is just now getting a taste of. Through these great friends, Haley turns her life around dramatically, and has a few things handed to her that I thought weren't very realistic. Honestly, how many people do you know that have million-dollar condos that they don't live in, and will let you live there rent free? Not to mention, friends that have connections in the film industry, and just happen to have a job waiting for you?
Overall, I liked the premise of the story, and I definitely had a good laugh (blondes walking into walls is a hilarious mental image). But as I kept reading, this book slowly kept going downhill. In addition to the things I just mentioned, I have to admit that the ending ruined the book for me. I already knew how it would end, but I was so hoping for something different from everything else out there.
You Get the Good Read Award Jan 28, 2009
Billerbeck gives a sweet fulfilling read with this book. The main character Haley is well written. This story offers several surprises along the way from boy meets girl -girl hates boy- girl falls for boy. The pace is steady with few lulls and dialogue refreshing and funny. The cute Christian romance lover will love it and you might too.
Good Story but doesn't flow Jan 21, 2009
Kristin Billerbeck is one of my favorite authors. I loved her Ashley Stockingdale and Spa Girls series. And Split Ends was wonderful.
I just received this book as a gift. And while the ideas in the book are great and the story interesting, I was very, very disappointed in the execution of this story.
It seemed disjointed to me. As if a lot of vital information was left out. Kristin usually gives more insight into her heroine and how she gets from point A to point B.