Cover Reveal: The Unhappy Wife


eBook pre-orders available August 4, 2016.

Paperback available October 20, 2016.



Twelve women share one thing in common – the quest for being happily married to the men they chose; however, each one finds herself in an unexpected marital predicament. Inspired by real events and told from each woman’s perspective, these short stories are firsthand accounts detailing the realities of marriage well after each woman uttered, “I do.”

Four women represent The Voiceless Wife. Although circumstances vary, these women give their power away to friends and family. At some point, only they can determine next steps for their lives. The Detached Wife symbolizes five different ways wives can be disconnected from their husbands and themselves. Sex, intimacy and self-discovery are central to understanding these women’s narratives. The Committed Wife includes three women who demonstrate the depths of devotion. These final stories show that wives sometimes need more than loyalty to be happy.

Also included is an afterword by Relationship Coach, Anita Charlot. She gives valuable insights as to how and why some women become “unhappy” wives and what we as women can do to maintain healthier relationships.

About the Author

headshot_3_scaleddownKatherin Garland is a published writer, whose work has appeared in the South Florida Times, Talking Soup, and For Harriet, a popular women’s blog. Her writing focuses on creative nonfiction intended to inspire. Though born and raised on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, Katherin now lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband of twenty years and her teenage daughters.

Author Links

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eBook pre-orders available August 4, 2016

Paperback available October 20, 2016

65 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: The Unhappy Wife

    1. I just went through your blog (again). Yes, we have similar goals. If you’ve ordered my book, I look forward to hearing what you think. I discuss each wife the second Friday of every month.

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  1. Hi Katherine. First, I love cover. I love the concept of this book. I sometimes wonder how my husband tolerates being married to one wife who is, in fact, many different wives, depending on the day..or week…or month. I truly look forward to reading this and hope to gain some insight as well. Congratulations on an amazing cover.

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    1. Thanks so much for these compliments! I truly appreciate them. The eBook is available pre-order right now through Amazon. If you’re interested in the paperback then please do check back Oct 20th. I do hope these women’s stories inspire you in some way. There’s also an afterword by an online relationship coach that might be helpful. I’ve shared the first page on my blog and will give the link in a few.


  2. I’m late to the party 🙂 but I’m certainly looking forward to the paperback. It would be an honour to hold your book in my hands, a different experience from eBooks. Congratulations Kathy!
    I would also love to hear about your editing and publishing process of your book. 🙂

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  3. Many congratulations on this! Amazing concept and cover, I wish you the very best on this book! Lots of love from us ^.^ – Cezane and Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much you two! I’m pleased that so many people are vibing with this cover. My intent was for it to be clean and speak for itself. Thanks so much for the positive energy sent my way 🙂

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  4. Oh wow! I’m excited about this book by the description and certainly will be purchasing a copy! So very proud of you!!! As a wife myself I understand those frustrations and feeling like I am voiceless. Temptations to lean on man/woman for an ear and advice. It’s real! But spiritual warfare is even more so and that’s where the battle is won! Congrats my sister! Again so proud of you!!


  5. How exciting!! 😀😃 The cover looks terrific, eye-grabbing! Fantastic premise and I like short story collections that are linked with a theme or such. Congratulations Kathy and wishing you best of luck with your book.

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    1. Thanks kelley! I’m super excited. What I’ve learned to say is…it’s inspired by true stories, but I’ve fictionalized the characters and other details. I’m selling under women’s fiction 😉

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    1. Thanks KG!!! I can’t wait for you to read it, really and truly. I’d love to hear your perspective. Thanks again! And I’ll be sending my review towards the end of the month/beginning of August.


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