Happy Thursday, all! Today I have a review for The Man She Married, the newest heartwarming release from Cathy Lamb and now available via Kensington Books!

My Thoughts:

Cathy Lamb has her own unique style. Her books are heartwarming, quirky, and always have their share of laugh-out-loud moments. I could not wait to read The Man She Married. 

Natalie Shelton suffers a brain injury in a terrible car accident, and she is in a coma. Though she cannot talk, she is aware of her surroundings, and suddenly puts it together that her once happy marriage is in jeopardy because her husband has a secret. She can feel it. He must. His behavior is becoming more apparent because he thinks she can’t hear him, and not only that, she can remember bits and pieces from the morning of the accident that cast further doubt in her mind. 

Natalie finally wakes up, and she is on a mission to figure out what is going on. Once things start to unravel, or fall into place, depending on how you look at it, there is a turning point for Natalie and Zack because his past can no longer be denied. 

Cathy Lamb gets inside Natalie’s head, and the flow of the writing very much authentically follows the scattered, fragmented thoughts on someone with a brain injury. 

Natalie is such a likable and endearing character. I was rooting for her to reclaim her memory and figure out what Zack was hiding. She is a true heroine, and her story inspired me, while also bringing along some Cathy Lamb-style witty entertainment and laughter. There were some other quirky, charming friends along for the ride, and here we have another signature Cathy Lamb book! 

Thank you to Kensington Books for the complimentary ARC. All opinions are my own. 


In Cathy Lamb’s gripping and thought-provoking novel, a woman whose memory is shattered must piece together her husband’s secrets–and reevaluate her life, love, and relationships . . .

When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They’re happy, she’s almost sure of it.

Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he’s receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can’t hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret.

When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth. Sorting through clues as her brain heals, she realizes she has a rare opportunity–to reexamine the life she’s made and the man she’s made it with. But as answers come to light, she faces surprising, heartrending decisions, as well as a danger that could upend her world once again, as Zack’s past finally catches up with them . . .

Have you read The Man She Married, or any of Cathy Lamb’s other books? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR