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The Wives

by Lauren Weisberger

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Contemporary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Wives

A beautifully constructed, absolute dream of a read. Three women (including the wickedly wonderful Emily from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’) join forces when one of them is set up, publicly discarded and viciously humiliated by her husband. Emily, Miriam and Karolina live what may appear to be a charmed jet-setting, party-licious life, however there is a very long way to fall when the knives are out. I absolutely adore Lauren Weisberger’s novels, they read as a master class in setting the scene and creating an eloquently enjoyable and pointedly wicked read. Each chapter focuses on one of the women, so perfectly describing their life I could not only picture myself there, I was there. My eye-popping disbelief mounted at the tactics, the lifestyle, and I seethed away, joining ranks, willing them on. A quick note, just in case you’ve already hunted this down and read it, ‘The Wives’ was published in the USA as ‘When Life Gives you Lululemons’. ‘The Wives’ is a hugely entertaining, read in one sitting, smoking-hot loaded gun of a read - and I highly recommend it.

Liz Robinson

The Wives Synopsis

He set her up. They'll bring him down. Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game - and fast. She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam's friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime. It's not just Karolina's reputation that's ruined. It's her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won't get away with it. First they'll get Karolina's son back. Then they'll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .

The Wives Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Three Wives who have it all. Or do they? Looking for revenge when one of them is wrongly accused causes all of them to re-think what it is they really want. A racey good read for the beach this summer. Full review

Maureen Gourlay

Emily's back - and this time it's personal! If you only choose one book this summer, make sure it's The Wives! Full review

Clare Reynolds

The perfect serving of a creamy, luxurious venti vanilla latte - with a shot of cheeky intrigue! Full review

Catherine Jenkins

Revenge, Relevant, Women power, pure escapism. Loved it. Best book I've read in a long time. Full review

Emma Lewis

Female friendship at its best! When times are hard you need your friends, especially to help you with revenge. Loved it!! It is entertaining, emotional, laugh out loud funny, just brilliant. Full review

kathryn Jolley-Whitfield

Never forget that what goes around normally comes back around. When Karolina’s husband sets out to disgrace her and get a divorce, he didn’t account for revenge that would come back at him. Full review

Cathy Small

Weisberger has a real talent for taking a subject and dissecting it with a sharp turn of phrase. This book is genre-defying in the quality of its writing and it so enjoyable. Full review

Jo-anne Atkinson

I fell into this book when reading, and did not want it to end. Full review

Britteny Sutcliffe

A zippy novel, that delivers humour, gossip and zing - perfect for the holidays. Full review

Heather Byrne

Definitely worth the read, and is also a book that I would consider reading again. Full review


Great characters, lots of laughs, what more do you want from a fun, summer beach read! Full review

Nicola Edwards

A nice, easy, frivolous read for when you're lying on the beach. Don't expect to take it seriously - just enjoy it. Full review

Susan Wallace

This is a nice summer read but the character's felt like they lacked a little depth to me and I struggled to really care about what happened to them. It was very reminiscent of The First Wives Club only without the humour really which is a shame. Still enjoyable so don't be put off. Full review

Alison Bradbury

A really enjoyable read. Full review

Evelyn Love- Gajardo

Not a favourite I’m afraid! Full review

Natalie Plant

A bit hit and miss. Full review

Rachael Anderson

Revenge, scandal and feisty friendships set in a world of wealth and privilege make this a great summer read. A woman's husband sets her up for a spectacular fall from grace, but her friends are determined to ensure he pays. Full review

Adrienne Kinsella

With pop-culture references galore and snappy dialogue, THE WIVES is a punchy, up-to-the-minute story of three strong women, exploring how their lives alter through age, motherhood (or lack of) and career/relationship changes. Full review

Jess R

The Wives Press Reviews

'Female solidarity is at the heart of this delicious page-turner. Entertaining, sexy and laugh out loud funny' - Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us

'Lauren Weisberger has the sharpest, wittiest eye and always knows her subjects inside out: I love her books' -  Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Endless Beach

'Lauren Weisberger hilariously skewers affluent suburbia...such a witty, well-observed world' -  Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and Falling

'Fearless and hilarious...begs to be read poolside with a cocktail. Her best since The Devil Wears Prada' - Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and All We Ever Wanted

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007569274
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008276256
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008276256
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Exclusive Pre-Publication, Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Relationship Stories,

About Lauren Weisberger

Lauren Weisberger is the bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a hugely successful film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s three other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Chasing Harry Winston were all bestsellers. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.   Author  photo © Mike Cohen Photography 2013

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