Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Review: Heart of the Matter

I loveeee me some Emily Giffin (I read Something Borrowed and Something Blue in under three days - total). I think she's funny, witty, and writes really fabulous airplane novels (books you can lose yourself in during airplane delays). I will say that it isn't hard-hitting journalism (you probably won't learn anything) but she provides me a really great escape.

From her website: "Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her mother’s warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.

Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie---a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance---and even, to some degree, friendships---believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.

Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined".

You all know that I love to read. I love books that are interesting, smart, or witty - and this book is all of the above. It's funny, it's sad, it's one of those novels that leave you questioning - what would I do if I were in her shoes? In his?

LOVED it. Emily Giffin strikes again.

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