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The Other Woman
The Other Woman
Author: Jane Green
Jane Green?s bestselling novels are rich with wry, clever insights into the romantic lives of her idiosyncratic heroines, winning them a devoted fan base. Now, with The Other Woman, Viking will reintroduce America to the inimitable Jane Green. — If opposites attract, Ellie and Dan are perfect for each other. She?s impulsive; he follows all the ru...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670034048
ISBN-10: 0670034045
Publication Date: 3/8/2005
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 267 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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jessielynn avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
If you like Jane Green's style, you will like this. You will also be infuriated at the workings of the main character's in-laws and their family! Entertaining read.
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Helpful Score: 3
A fun easy read about the complex relationship with in-laws. I have always enjoyed Jane Green's books and anxiously await the next one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very fun, compelling British chick lit. As soon as Dan proposes, Ellie discovers more and more how close-knit his family is. At first she loves it, then it begins to work against her as she and Dan start a family and his mother becomes far too involved. Lots of humor but plenty of heart-rending struggles, too -- like real life.
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Helpful Score: 2
...okay. To all those Jane Green fans out there. I promise that I'll give her another shot. This book was good but it wasn't great. I had a hard time getting through it actually. I know a lot of Jane Green fans that would smack me right now but maybe I just picked the wrong book. I'm going to try another one and get back to ya!
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Helpful Score: 1
A lot of married women can relate to this book. It has humor, heartbreak and rage. It takes twists and turns that makes you keep turning the page and makes you want to keep reading!
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This was one of my favorite Jane Green books. Very easy to read and relate to the characters. I really enjoyed it.
tonyac7478 avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 46 more book reviews
Ellie starts out in her relationship with Linda Cooper as friends, and is so excited that she is finally having a mother figure in her life. However, the more she gets to know Linda, the worse things get. Linda is a very controlling woman, and this becomes very apparent during the wedding preparations. And if that wasn't bad enough, things get worse when Ellie becomes pregnant with her first child. Ellie feels that if only Dan supported her, she could deal with his mother, but Dan in fact thinks that Ellie is being childish and is overreacting.

While the book starts off on a very humorous note, as things get worse for Ellie and Dan, the tone turns quite different. Ellie and Dan's marriage is now on the rocks and it doesn't look like anything can save their marriage.

I really loved this book, as I have with most of the books by Jane Green. With the exception of BOOKENDS, I think Jane Green's novels are worth reading and will make fan out of anyone.
izzystella avatar reviewed The Other Woman on
For anyone with an interfering mother in law, this is for you! Fun!
FamFatale avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 369 more book reviews
Nicely written with "many" other women - dependng on how one defines them.
artist-barb avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 8 more book reviews
The Other Woman isn't who you'd expect. An interesting take on relationships in a marriage. An enjoyable read.
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I was surprised at how good this book was. It gives an interesting viewpoint of what a married woman goes through with a mother in law.
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I wasn't very impressed with this book. I read Jane Green's other book, "Swapping Lives" and enjoyed it so I thought I'd try another one. Well, you can't love them all!
Ladyslott avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 113 more book reviews
The Other Woman of the title is not a mistress, but a mother in law. When Ellie Black marries Dan Cooper, she is thrilled to be part of the family that she never had. Soon it becomes apparent that her mother in law is actually a monster-in-law who cant let go of her son. When a terrible accident puts Ellie and Dans marriage at risk, Ellie realizes things must change if she wishes to stay married to Dan.

I am a huge Jane Green fan, but this book isnt one of her better outings. The main problem for me is that I found Ellie to be a bit whiny and without a backbone. Also she seemed to use a lot of passive-aggressive behavior to get her way. I wanted to shake her a couple of times and say just stand up for yourself and get over it already, but that moment is a long time coming. I also thought that the book lacked some of Jane Greens laugh out loud moments, and it could have used a few. Overall though, I tend to like her style of writing, and find her books to be an easy way to spend a couple of days.
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Not at all what I expected, but a home run by Green yet again. Ellie was such a complex and interesting character, and so was "The Other Woman," her mother in law. This book was an excellent read.
jaglvr avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 127 more book reviews
i love jane green books. wasn't impressed with the one before this one, but could not put this one down. was more reminiscent of here earlier works! definitely worth reading!
dbs avatar reviewed The Other Woman on + 329 more book reviews
Anyone with a mother-in-law will find some moments in this book where they nod their head understandingly. I remember the time my mother-in-law visited and while I was at work, rearranged my kitchen cabinets so they'd be more efficient...
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Pretty good, really covers a depth of human emotions from the view of all the characters. I enjoyed it!
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This is actually by Jane Green, not Greem, and although I love her books, this one is my least favorite. Still worth reading, but not as good as the others.
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Jane Green is great at writing books that make you feel like it's an every-family kind of story. She did it again with this book and I like her style.
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An interesting book which many women can relate to, in one way or another!!