Maggie Franklin, the daughter of a prostitute and an alcoholic father is childhood friends with Hubert Wiggins, the pastor’s son and nephew of the town’s undertaker. Having been friends for so long, they both knew and held each other’s secrets. Secrets that lead them to marry and deceive their family and friends. Maggie and Hubert are able to keep up their ruse, even welcoming a young son into their family. Maggie’s love for her family runs deep so when Claude became an adult and sought a wife and Hubert wanted to move on and live in his truth, she takes action to keep her family intact.
MRS WIGGINS, started a bit slow as the characters were introduced and we got to know them, but that soon changed as we were introduced to a different side of Maggie. Acting out of desperation and love, she manipulates situations that keep her family together. The lengths she went to was shocking and oftentimes tragic. This is a real page-turner.
Reviewed by Paula Allen