Posted by : Kinsey Book Reviewer 11.01.2014

Book Description
 January 13, 2011
Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress is a cautionary tale about the causal relationship between marital emotional neglect and questionable choices. It is a warning for the spouse who wants to dismiss an affair as just sex or for any woman who thinks love is enough to keep a man that isn’t really hers.

“You never know what happens between two people when they are alone” is a common sentiment reserved for married couples who appear to have relationships that defy the odds. The same can also be said for couples involved in long-term adulterous affairs.

Many people believe that infidelity is only about sex: two people, one hotel room, and a few hours to spare. And Megan van Eyck’s extramarital affair began just like that, with lusty hours spent between hotel sheets. But within a few months van Eyck realized she had found what she and her lover did not know they were both looking for: true love.

Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress offers an honest look behind closed doors. It is a forthcoming, sometimes steamy, account of both the passion and the heartbreak associated with being a mistress; about the futility of sharing a love while not sharing a life. Van Eyck is reflective as she addresses her compelling and unusual personal history, which made being the other woman an acceptable option. She makes no excuses for herself, her mistakes, or her betrayal of her husband as she recklessly pursues love. She wants everything, unabashedly.

But her priorities shift when her Carlos, her lover, is diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder. Her concerns shift for hoping for a life with him to hoping that he’ll be able to live through treatment for this rare and incurable disease. In the end, van Eyck must not only come to terms with her loss, mistakes and regrets, she must come to terms with herself.

Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress is must read for anyone that has struggled with love, intimacy or self-acceptance. Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress: A Love Story will captivate supporters, surprise critics and change the perspective of those that have ever considered having an affair

Product Details

  • File Size: 478 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456454374
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4VYIU


Review: This story tells a different tale of being a mistress. The forbidden love, the feelings that are shared and the heartbreak. Was it simply a woman trying to justify being "the other woman" to herself (and perhaps everyone else) or was it true feeling? After all, it's so often said that you can't help who you fall in love with. Although, for most of us, one that is already married, is off limits and we never get to know them intimately.
That being said, this had the bodice ripper “appeal.” In trying to justify an affair, it becomes several layers of crazy – almost.
This book is filled with intense emotion (some of which is the crazy kind). Perhaps someone that can justify a mistress would enjoy the book more than I did.

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