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Critical Praise

"I've just finished The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge, and I'm still sitting here wondering what it would be like to be told you only had a few months to live. A few months left with your children, your husband, friends, and family... what would you do? What would you do if you were a business-woman whose job was to find matches for people that had not the time nor ability to find that perfect someone in their life, then one day you find out that you had to find someone to replace you because you fear your family would be unable to go on without you? How hard would it be to seek out a woman to finish raising your children, to be your husband's companion, to give yourself a sense of accomplishment and well-being before you traveled down your final road to eternal sleep? "This book made me cry, it made me smile and above all it made me thankful for what I have in my life. Eileen Goudge writes this story beautifully, with an expertise that makes you feel, dream, and truly live it as though you were there. Camille Hart is not just a matchmaker with a terminal illness, she's a martyr, a fighter and a modern day heroine. The surprising ending is the best of all. I whole-heartedly recommend this novel. Everyone should read it, man or woman, a beautiful book and one to truly be cherished."

—Kitty Bullard

"The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge was some interesting romantic read. How Eileen Goudge was able to bring all the characters together was a simply remarkable in how she was able to have such interesting people through the whole story... and there is a long list.... get ready... and still the main focus was on Camille Hart... to the end. "This story is of a woman ...Camille Hart, who is a matchmaker and very good at her job and that saying "be careful what you wish for" really applies to this story. Camille having survived cancer once and now it was back at stage four, decides with her matchmaking expertise she could make life easy for her husband (Edward Constantin) and her children... Kyra and being the one to find him his next wife and mother for the children while she was still alive. Camille wanted someone strictly platonic that would be there for her family when she was gone...YES, she wanted to find Edward his next wife! How Camille goes about this is exciting and humorous to read. "However, when it comes to Camille her own personal life, this matchmaking doesn't go so well. You will simply have to read this story for yourself and you will see how this all plays out. I don't want to give it away because if is a wonderful read that will keep you on the edge of your seat...turning the pages to the end. "In the end I can truly say I believe Camille had a wonderful heart but that saying "be careful what you wish for" can come back to bite you in the butt.... in that now Camile may have had her health back but the love of her life (David) has been .... get this read... you will not regret it! "I really enjoyed enjoyed reading "The Replacement Wife" by Eileen Goudge and I am sure if you are in for a good romance story with a lot of twist and turns you will find this one a good read."

——Arlena Dean