This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

#48 Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves


I picked this one up from library because I didn't have to reserve it.  It was sitting right on the shelf which is unusual as far as finding Karen's books at my library.  I had no idea what the book was about and for some reason thought it was going to be a Christian/fiction type book.  It was not.

The main character and her husband are college sweethearts.  She has type one diabetes and wears a pump to help maintain the disease.  This does play a role in the book.  She lives in surburia, right outside of Kansas City, on the Kansas side (this did intrigue me because I am very familiar with that area) in a middle to upper middle-class neighborhood.  The other characters felt clich√© to me as far as surburban housewives go.  We have the alcoholic mom with the cheating husband, the compulsive gambler with the clueless wife, the nearly perfect couple that is dealing with infertility and then the main character and her hard, over-worked husband that is not in tune with his wives needs.  The book dives into how Claire, the main character, truly loves her husband but is so lonely so seeks refuge with a "gorgeous cop" that just happened to pull her over.  The two have an emotional affair together and it is justified through the book. 

Honestly, I didn't get the point of the book.  I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing did.  That's the entire story. 

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