The D Word by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

By SMW Staff

The D Word by Liz Fenton and Lisa SteinkeThere are always two sides to the story, especially when it comes to divorce. Jordan Daniels and Elle Ryan thought their lives would become less complicated when they walked away from their respective relationships one year ago. But instead, they find themselves vying for a relationship with the same divorced man.

As a spiritual counselor, newly single mother Jordan Daniels makes her living predicting other people’s futures. If only she could foresee her own. A year after filing for divorce from her husband, Kevin, he seems to be the one moving on effortlessly, while Jordan still can’t bring herself to fill his old underwear drawer. But it’s not until Jordan’s polar opposite, Elle steals Kevin’s heart, that Jordan becomes convinced she’ll be replaced both as a wife and a mother to her five-year-old son, Max. She decides she must put her family back together at any cost-despite protests from her sister Meg, who, like an offensive lineman, is always trying to protect Jordan’s blind side.

When Elle met Kevin, the last thing she wanted was another relationship. Especially not with a man with baggage-she already had enough of her own. She left her fiancé, Chase right before their wedding to avoid the imminent D word, something she’s convinced runs in her family like a disease. But a year later, she’s no closer to becoming less skeptical about marriage; or to feeling less guilty about hurting not only her ex-fiancé but also his sister, Taylor, who was her best friend until Elle broke her brother’s heart.  And despite her attachment to Kevin and his son, when Elle sees just how far Jordan’s willing to go to win Kevin back, Elle starts to question if she should have left Chase in the first place.

THE D WORD is told from the alternating points of view of Jordan and Elle as they fight for the man they both love and ultimately discover that when you’re on opposing sides of a divorce, your insecurities can tarnish your perceptions.


Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been friends for over twenty years. They both attended Cal Poly Pomona University and each graduated with a degree in Communication. They co-wrote their previous novel. I’LL HAVE WHO SHE’S HAVING, in 2009. Liz also blogs as the Drama Mama for while Lisa contributes frequently to Barnes & Noble’s Unabashedly Bookish blog and Mall of America’s Fashion Sense blog. Liz is married with two children, and Lisa is married and gave birth to a daughter in January. Liz resides in Long Beach, California, while Lisa lives in Chicago.

Liz and Lisa are also excited to announce the eBook launch of their debut novel from 2009, I’LL HAVE WHO SHE’S HAVING with a super fun new cover and fabulous price of 99¢. Fans of Liz & Lisa and chick lit/women’s fiction won’t want to miss the chance to add this hilarious, heart-warming book to their eReaders.

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