Jennie Bateman has again fallen in love with Thomas, her former husband, but Tasha, one of his children, is determined to destroy their relationship.
Jennie had done that herself a number of years earlier. In the midst of a manic episode, she had deserted Thomas and their two daughters, choosing, instead, a life of shameless debauchery.
Years later, when she again made contact with her family, she was a different person. Even so, they wanted nothing to do with her.
But time moves on. Circumstances change.
Tasha knows of Jennie’s earlier life and she has discovered that she still takes medication to control her behavior. She insists that even if Jennie takes the medication, she will ultimately relapse. Another manic episode, she insists, lies ahead. She reminds Jennie that if she were to relapse after marrying Thomas, she would ruin his life – a second time.
Shamed by Tasha, Jennie ponders tossing her medication, hoping to prove to them both that she can live without it. She fears she will fail the test. If she is unable to cope, then the same demons that destroyed her first marriage will rush back to thwart her second chance for happiness.
In Once and Future Wife we follow Jennie as she goes a second round with her demons, hoping to find a way to stop them from destroying the marriage that finally seems to be within her reach.
“Another enjoyable, thought provoking and emotional read from the author, I loved the close bond of the family and found myself smiling from things they had said or done a number of times throughout the book” ★★★★★5 star Amazon review