The One You're With

by Lauren K. Denton

On Sale: 2022-04-05

Book Summary

Written in Lauren K. Denton’s signature Southern style, The One You’re With tells a story of marriage, choices, and what a good life really looks like.

About the Book

Written in Lauren K. Denton’s signature Southern style, The One You’re With tells the story of a seemingly perfect marriage rocked by secrets from the past.

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.

  • Full-length Southern women’s fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: 116,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Reviews

A compelling beach read.

[An] excellent inspirational drama.

The sweeping romance you need.

This poignant story touches on how the choices we make can shape a lifetime, for better or for worse, and serves as a reminder to never take love for granted.

A complex, compelling, powerful story about the roads not taken, the seismic shifts that can happen in an instant, and the way that sometimes, the decisions of the past shape the future in ways we couldn't have imagined.

Lauren K. Denton is a master not only of Southern fiction, but at capturing the nuance of complicated, messy relationships. [The One You're With] is one of those rare books that I devoured in less than twenty-four hours, yet didn't want to end.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2022-04-05
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2022-04-05
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 23.000mm
  • Weight: 290.000gr
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women