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Domestic Affairs

A Novel
ISBN-10: 1593154755
ISBN-13: 9781593154752
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$25.95 US · $27.95 CAN
Rights: US & Canada
Published: June 2008
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“Rosie and Abigail are like family,” Ina Merriweather used to say. That is, until the day Ina abruptly cast out her housekeeper, Rosie, and her fifteen-year-old daughter Abigail. Abigail felt deeply betrayed, especially by Ina’s daughter Lila, who was her closest friend. Only Lila’s twin brother Vaughn, with whom Abigail had been exploring the joys and heartaches of first love, showed any compassion. Now, twenty-five years later, an old score is about to be settled…and an old love rekindled. Abigail is now a self-made woman who has built an empire out of the homemaking skills she learned from her mother. When Lila, who married well and for decades lived the glittering life of a Park Avenue socialite, suffers a tragic reversal of fortune, an opportunity to right an old wrong lands squarely in Abigail’s lap. Lila seeks the help of her childhood friend, but learns that the only opening available at the moment is as her housekeeper and Lila has no choice but to accept. At the same time, Abigail is coping with the fallout from a fire in her Mexico factory, which took the life of an innocent girl, whose mother, Concepción Morales, now seeks the rich señora she holds responsible for her daughter’s death. In a collision of fate, Abigail, Lila, and Concepción are thrown together and must unite to save one another…and themselves.


"Eileen Goudge deftly weaves multiple storylines into a seamless page-turner propelled by juicy secrets, skeletons in the closet, stunning betrayals and heart-wrenching reunions. If you're feeling nostalgic for a good, old-fashioned sprawling saga, Domestic Affairs is your book."
—Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author of Dying Breath

"When you open this book, don't bother putting anything else on your schedule, because you won't want to stop reading for anything. This is the ultimate indulgence—dramatic, involving, and ringing with emotional truth. Eileen Goudge spins a cautionary tale with a fairy tale ending about the price of ambition, the meaning of loyalty and the redeeming power of love. This is a top-drawer author at the top of her game."
—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Lodge

Domestic Affairs is a beautifully written, riveting, and unforgettable character driven tale….The people in this book are vivid, their stories, told in flashbacks, ring true. The side stories are equally magnificent and propelled forward by a wonderful supporting cast. The reader becomes immersed and deeply involved in this page-turning novel that illustrates the power of forgiveness, redemption, and love in all its many forms. This book comes highly recommended."
—Reader to Reader
Eileen Goudge
Sandy Kenyon
About Eileen Goudge
Eileen Goudge is the New York Times best-selling author whose novels include One Last Dance, Garden of Lies, and Thorns of Truth. There are more than three million copies of her books in print worldwide. She lives in New York City with her husband, entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon.

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