Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book Review: Heart of the Matter

To date, I have read all of Emily Giffin's books, but I got behind somehow and didn't realize this book was out until about a year after it was published.  

PlotTessa 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. {via}

Review: I enjoyed this book and honestly couldn't put it down at times (mainly because Emily Giffin is a very gifted writer IMO).  However, with that said, I found the subject matter very difficult to read.  I can't really expand on why without giving a lot away of the plot.  But if you've read any of her books, you'll know that is somewhat typical for her.  Yes, she writes chick-lit, but, to me, her books seems to have a little more substance to them.  Overall, I would recommend this book and look forward to her newest book.


Anonymous said...

I have preordered her next book - I think it comes out in June? I like her, too. - Allison

Karen M. Peterson said...

I haven't read anything by Emily Giffin but a couple of her books are on my to-read list.

Anne said...

With giving stuff away, is this the one where the doctor cheats on his wife with Valerie? I'm starting to sense a theme in her books. I read this on my honeymoon, and wasn't too thrilled. Although I loved Something Blue.