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In our society the act of infidelity is usually associated with the husband. But what happens when the wife cheats? Very little is written about how the husband and children deal with the lies, deceit, betrayal, and abandonment when the wife violates the martial vows. Follow one man's journey as he and his two young daughters cope the devastation that occurs when the wife cheats.

©2010 Frank Zaccari (P)2019 I'm Hearing Stories

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 06-06-2019

that the book kept me mesmerised

cheating he's very specific and very very sore subject for a lot of people in general but somehow almost all of us think that the cheater must be the man but what happened here was oh very very intriguing and very hard braking in some ways because the conception is that the woman has to be the victim and not the victimizer and this book just brought us the other way of the deal and it's teaches you a lot it's very heartwarming StoryBots very heartbreaking and the story was so well-written I just can't explain how I enjoyed it and how surprised I was by this Tale a very very good listen

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  • Sherri
  • 11-08-2019

Very interesting read

I wasn’t sure how I would like this book. But it is very interesting with lots of perspective and life lessons without being “preachy”.

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  • Kimberly Johnson
  • 20-05-2019

Cheaters Never Prosper

I taught middle school English for 41 years and I always found it interesting that girls would identify with a boy main character (e.g. Tom Sawyer) but boys, while they might like or admire a girl main character, never identify with her. Frank Zaccari, in When the Wife Cheats, speaks for all of us that have suffered the slings and arrows of infidelity. Having been through a very similar experience, I could feel my own heart aching as he tried to "do better" and "do more". I've been there. I grew angry when he was accused of "not valuing" Denise, because I had heard those words before. Frank's use of irony is brilliant - the reader knows what's happening long before the narrator does, and I kept wanting to shout "Tony! She's cheating on you!" No one marries with the intent that they will divorce. Frank has captured the essence of the pain of infidelity and its impact on the family - especially the children. It's the ultimate act of selfishness. I realize that this story is being told from the husband's point of view - unusual on in these circumstances - and its brutal honesty and heartfelt emotion and pain make this a gripping read for anyone. I would hope that anyone contemplating infidelity would read this book. It could save their marriage. Frank Zaccari is a great writer. He sets the reader up and brings them into the story so that we feel like we are part of the narrative. I recommend this book without reservation.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 18-06-2021

Good Read

When The Wife Cheats was a good read by Frank Zaccari. This book shows how husbands and children deal with cheating, lies and deceit from the wife/mother. A husband and his two young daughters cope with the devastation of when a wife cheats. I enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more by the author.

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  • Mercy Griffin
  • 20-05-2019

A Compelling Family Tale

When the Wife Cheats is a book that tells a compelling tale of a beautiful family, broken by infidelity. It started with a few facts how about society carefully avoids the topic of female infidelity. It then carried on to tell a love story between a man and a woman who were really attracted to each other. That attraction turned into love, which eventually led to marriage and raising a family.

Frank Zaccari, once again, got me hooked on his gripping story-telling ability. The dialogues were good, with each character having its own unique voice. Thanks to the well-performed narration, the characters truly came to life.

The book was filled with love, hopes, dreams, success, perseverance and forgiveness - all of which were contradicted by failures, struggles, lies and infidelity.

No marriage is perfect, that is true - and the same goes with families. But the main character's love for his family was truly unconditional and the sacrifices he made were applaudable. I got carried away a few times and shed tears for the girls when their family was broken. I was expecting that, of course, because of the title. But when it happened, it was really heart-breaking.

If you have not read/listened to the other books written by Frank Zaccari, you should. The Battaglia's are my favorite fictional Italian family. Thank you Frank, for this wonderful story. Thank you Russel Archey for a great performance.


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