Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The One You're With by Lauren K. Denton


High-school sweethearts Mac and Edie Swan lead a seemingly picture-perfect life in the sleepy-sweet community of Oak Hill, near Mobile, Alabama. Edie is a respected interior designer, Mac is a beloved pediatrician, and they have two great kids and a historic home on tree-lined Linden Avenue. From the outside, the Swan family is the definition of “the good life.” And life is good—mostly. Until a young woman walks into Mac’s office one day. A young woman whose very existence threatens all Mac and Edie have built and all they think they know about each other.

Nineteen years after a summer apart, with a family and established lives and careers, the past that Mac and Edie thought they left behind has come back to greet them. For the first time, constants in their lives are called into question: their roles as parents, their reputation as upstanding members of the community, and the very foundations of their marriage. As they wade through the upheaval in both their family and professional lives, they must each examine choices they made long ago and chart a new course for their future.



About The Author

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. In addition to her fiction, she writes a monthly newspaper column about life, faith, and how funny (and hard) it is to be a parent. On any given day, she'd rather be at the beach with her family and a stack of books. Her debut novel, THE HIDEAWAY, was a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestseller. HURRICANE SEASON, released in spring of 2018, is a USA Today bestseller. GLORY ROAD was chosen as one of Southern Living's Top 25 Beach Reads. THE SUMMER HOUSE, release in June, 2020, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. THE ONE YOU'RE WITH releases 7/6/21.

Find her at LaurenKDenton.com or on Facebook (LaurenKDentonAuthor), Instagram (LaurenKDentonBooks), or Twitter (@laurenkdenton).  


My Review

Try putting yourself in each of these character's shoes, not easy. A married couple who seem to have it all, one a pediatrician and the other an interior designer, two teenage children, and then their world gets rocked!

We are treated to all that leads up to the young woman arriving at Mac's office, and then what happens to them as they come to terms with this new individual in their lives.

This is quite a journey, and Mac maybe the guilty party, but what a kind loving person he is. I just hope that this family is able to weather this storm and keep their lives together!

Yes, this became a page-turner for me, and loved how the author wrapped up this read!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Published Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.  

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