The First Time by Joy Fielding

The First Time

byJoy Fielding

Kobo ebook | April 17, 2012

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When Mattie Hart is diagnosed with ALS, her world is forever changed. Will she survive? And if so, how?
 
Behind the shiny façade of her idyllic life, Mattie Hart feels as though she is gradually falling apart. After sixteen years of marriage, she has discovered that her husband, Jake, a high-profile defense attorney, is having yet another affair. But it is only when Jake finally confesses his infidelity and goes to live with his girlfriend that a far greater tragedy descends. Mattie is diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that severely affects her life expectancy and everything she holds dear. Racked with guilt over his wife’s diagnosis, Jake returns home to take care of Mattie. In this most daunting and unexpected of circumstances, Joy Fielding deftly reveals the astonishing power of love to defy the greatest odds and to heal the deepest wounds.

Title:The First TimeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385674597

ISBN - 13:9780385674591

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy read Nice summer read. Likeable characters with just enough of a twist. A bit predictable, didn't lesson the enjoyment of the book.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The First Time This was the most wrenching story about love family, life. I was in tears, I laughter I loved the characters. I don't think I can take another story with such true to life issues and survive without a meltdown. To emotional for me. Loved it, loved Mattie, even loved Jake, it took awhile but I truly loved Jakes character, evan Others redeem themselves for me in the book. This is one of my best reads.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kleenex required, tear jerker! Quite a story, a love story! Worth the time to read.
Date published: 2014-09-02