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The Ideal Wife by Jacqueline Thomas is a book that takes you off into a young woman’s quest to be the perfect spouse when she introduces Jana Collins, a 24 year old new wife who marries a superstar lawyer, Lawrence Collins.

Lawrence Collins swept her off her feet and into his luxurious world. True, she put her studies at a local Bible college on hold in order to wed after a six-month whirlwind romance. Beautiful and vivacious, with a stunning body, Jana knows men like Lawrence don’t come along every day, and she vows to be a perfect companion — the ideal wife — to this sexy, powerful man.

From her wardrobe and hairstyle to her friends and her choice of church, Lawrence seems to want to change Jana into someone she’s not…and soon, the man Jana thought she knew will test her values and her faith with a shocking revelation that goes against everything she believes.

Jana has spent her whole life immersed in the Bible. She was actually attending a bible college until she was convinced by her new husband, Lawrence, to quit. Lawrence is entranced with his wife’s beauty and though he knows she is ultra-conservative and very spiritual, his mission is to turn her into what he wants her to be. He chooses to use the Bible as a tool to get what he wants. What he does not bargain for is how much his new, much younger wife really knows.

How far will Jana be willing to go to keep the man she loves? With her “ideal” marriage falling apart, Jana — the real, modest, smart, and strong girl who knows what she stands for — must put her trust in God, and follow His guiding light out of the darkness of a broken relationship but at what price?

This book took many unexpected twists and turns and was a completely delicious ride. Ms Thomas has always delivered well fleshed out characters with strong story lines. I suggest you add this to your must read list.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416599630 / ISBN-13: 978-141659963