Four talented housewives, who live living in the affluent suburb of Hunting Ridge, are planning a
charity gala, but their lives are beginning to distract them.
There is Love Weld, a child prodigy who is plagued by her secret past with her father. Marie
Passeti is a young lawyer who left her brilliant career in New York City to live a suburban life with
her husband, Anthony, who has become obsessed with the game of golf. She becomes unexpectedly
attracted to her young intern, Randy. Gayle Beck, who is a member of a very influential and wealthy
family, has a husband, Troy, who physically abuses her. While Janie Kirk, whose perfect beauty has
been achieved by surgery, is unable to resist atttention from any male. These women seek to find
their own paths in life.
Four Wives might be considered a scenario from Desperate Housewives, except that
there is little explicit sex, violence or unnatural behavior. The friendship and support of the
women for each other is most pervasive. We are given a close look into marriage and motherhood in
An enjoyable, well-written first novel.