Once a Wife - Patricia Keelyn

Once a Wife

By Patricia Keelyn

  • Release Date: 2016-06-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 431 Ratings


At seventeen, Sarah Colby had been scared and desperate.

Her marriage to Reece Colby was faltering. They were nearly destitute and their infant son, Drew, needed on-going medical care they couldn’t afford. Sarah felt her world crumpling around her. Then her mother-in-law, Elizabeth, offered Sarah a solution. Elizabeth would make certain Drew got the medical attention he needed if Sarah would walk away from her husband and son.  Believing she had no other option, Sarah accepted Elizabeth’s offer—though leaving them was the hardest thing she’d ever done.

Now, twelve years later, Sarah's still questions that decision. So when she learns that Drew's in trouble, she knows it's time to break her agreement with Elizabeth. Drew needs the mother he’s never known and Sarah needs to help her son. But how can she face Reece after deserting him? And what will happen when he finds out about Lyssa, the daughter he doesn't know he has?


  • Boring.

    By Lovey18
    Honestly I feel the book needs to be written in this time period and if it is, it doesn’t read as so. It started off so boring and reading made me feel like I was reading a book that belonged in the 1870s. Might need a little more work on the concept as well.
  • Once a Wife

    By sbsbrinson
    Very good book with interesting characters. I really enjoyed reading it and recommend it.
  • Once a wife

    By Clean romancer
    Good getting family back together story.
  • Not good

    By J3nnbunny
    This book is so predictably boring and the story has been told 1000 times before. There is nothing original about the characters or the plot. I tried to understand why she wanted to create so much unnecessary drama and tension but I can't wrap my head around it. Just terrible and typical.
  • Story about love and redemption

    By Agkds
    Really enjoyed the story.
  • Once a Wife

    By PJSPhotogirl
    I love this book. It has heart! Sweet, romantic & the theme to story is heart rendering. Loved the characters.
  • Once a wife

    By NolaWin65
    I didn't like this book. She felt leaving was the best thing but she left pregnant. Her grandmother helped her so why didn't she think the grandmother wouldn't help with the 1st? When she left she didn't know what she would face with baby #2 but she wanted to keep it. Then when the ex finds out about the daughter, she stands there while he tells the daughter he wants her to come and live with him and can see the mom for holidays and summer. She was willing to give up another child without a fight??? I didn't like the main characters at all!
  • Loved it❤️

    By Michelle Hari
    Great story.
  • Quite boring

    By Unicorns and colors
    The story had little suspense to it, and the characters weren't well developed. I didn't feel like I could relate to any of them. They all seemed to have no emotion, and their personal thoughts were either not revealed or terribly written. The one cool thing was it was placed in Wyoming! Represent!!! The only issue was that most that was about wyoming was inaccurate or stereotypical. The story had an ok build up, but it was predictable, and the resolution was dragged out a little too much. I wouldn't recommend for others. I was able to reach the end, but it was pretty boring.
  • Heartwarming Novel about Second Chances

    By Jrmaze
    Once a Wife by Patricia Keelyn is the second book in the "A Mother's Heart" series. it is about a couple that has been given a second chance to repair their broken family. Twelve years earlier, Sarah, believing she is doing what is best for her sick child, walks out on her husband Reece and young son Drew. She has always regretted her decision to leave but now she feels she must return to help save her son from his destructive ways. Will returning cause Sarah to lose all that she holds dear to her.... A child that her ex husband knows nothing about? The story that follows is filled with such powerful emotions. Can the love and bond between a mother and her child ever really be broken? And can true love forgive all the lies and deception? You will have to read this well written novel about second chances to find out. I hadn't read the first book in this series, "Keeping Katie", before reading this one, however not only will I be going back to read that one but I will also be reading "Where the Heart is" the third book in this heartwarming series. I received this book from EBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.