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Domestic Affairs (2008) [Novel]
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It begins with a betrayal that tears apart childhood friends, Abigail and Lila, when Abigail's mother, the housekeeper for Lila's wealthy family, is summarily banished, casting Abigail from the only home she has ever known. Now, twenty-five years later, Abigail is a self-made successful cookbook author and TV personality. When Lila, who married well and for decades lived the glittering life of a Park Avenue socialite, suffers a tragic reversal of fortune, she seeks out the help of her childhood friend. Penniless and all but unemployable, Lila approaches Abigail about a job, and Abigail gives her one: as her housekeeper.

But revenge is not as sweet as Abigail had imagined. Lila's reentry into Abigail's life brings along some unexpected complications and questions: will Abigail be reunited with her girlhood love, Lila's twin brother, Vaughn? Will Concepcion, the grief-stricken mother whose daughter perished in the fire that consumed Abigail's factory, succeed in crossing the border to track Abigail down and confront her about her daughter's death? Will Lila ever find love in the wake of her husband's suicide?

Abigail, Lila, and Concepcion are thrown together and forced to unite in order to save one another...and themselves. Along the way they discover that the forces that have torn their lives apart have also shaped them in ways they never could have imagined...

Original title: Domestic Affairs
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalLatino
FictionGeneral FictionRich & Famous
FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss

Edition #1: Domestic Affairs

Domestic Affairs (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Eileen Goudge deftly weaves multiple story lines...propelled by juicy secrets, skeletons in the closet, stunning betrayals, and heart-wrenching reunions. If you're feeling nostalgic for a good, sprawling saga, Domestic Affairs is your book." Wendy Corsi Staub, author of Dying Breath
  • "When you open this book, don't bother putting anything else on your schedule, because you won't want to stop reading for anything. This is the ultimate indulgence, dramatic, involving, and ringing with emotional truth. Eileen Goudge spins a cautionary tale with a fairy tale ending about the price of ambition, the meaning of loyalty, and the redeeming power of love. This is a top-drawer author at the top of her game." Susan Wiggs, author of The Winter Lodge
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Domestic Affairs (June 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vanguard
ISBN: 9781593154752
Dimensions: 9.25 x 6.58 x 1.39 in
Pages: 437

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