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The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage: a Women's Fiction novel

Shirley Jump

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump's captivating women's fiction series about sisters, secrets, and second chances.

Nora O'Bannon is called the "umbrella" of the family-- always dependable when the storms roll in. Everyone thinks she has it all--a great husband, three kids, a nice house. But, not is all as it seems. Although she finally found the courage to tell her family about her marital problems, she glossed over the worst of it. In reality, Nora's husband has ruined them financially. Now, with a house in foreclosure, the kids' private school tuition overdue, and her marriage close to over, Nora has no choice but to move back in with her mother.

Feeling overwhelmed by her life, Nora begins to fall apart. And when her mother, Colleen, announces that she's sick, Nora is more stressed than ever. But the O'Bannon women are nothing if not resilient, and when the sisters rally around Nora, she begins to realize that it's okay to not be perfect. Soon the family bakery business is booming and Nora finally begins to find her balance. But, when Nora's husband begs for a second chance, can Nora find it in herself to forgive him?

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