Jane Green has established herself firmly in the "Chick Lit" genre. "The Other Woman", which was published in 2006, became an internationally bestseller on the heels of her other novels "Jeminia J" and "Swapping Lives".
"The Other Woman" follows Ellie and her new husband, Dan. Not having a family of her own, Ellie is eager to be accepted in to Dan's tight-knit family. However, Dan's mother, Linda, soon becoms an overbearing presence in their lives; and Ellie begins to resent the close relationship Dan and his mother have. Between taking over their wedding to interferring in their everyday lives, the stress of dealing with her mother-in-law soon drives a wedge between Ellie and Dan.
All comes to a head when Ellie and Dan's baby, Tom, becomes injured while in Linda's care. The accident might be enough to permanently tear about Ellie and Dan's marriage.
As with most of the better know "Chick Lit" writers, Green really does a nice job of creating a story that is both easy to read and that also has some substance. While not a great literary piece by any stretch of the imagiation, "The Other Woman" is certainly a tale many married woman can relate to in some way as dealing with in-laws can be a great stress on a marriage.