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.
Monday, November 7, 2016
#220 Heart of the Matter by Emily Griffin
This is the first of Karen's books I couldn't finish. It was just so bad. And I began this project saying no matter what I would finish the books for her, and I plan to try and keep that promise, but I guess there will have to be some exceptions. If anyone wants to pick this one up and finish the last quarter of the book, please do so.
Anyhow, we have three main characters. The bored housewife, her husband which happens to be a very successful plastic surgeon and Valerie, a single-mom who's son was severally burned and is a patient of the plastic surgeons. The plastic surgeon and Valerie end up having an affair. The bored housewife questions her choice of staying at home and how she feels different than all the other stay at home parents and perhaps if she didn't stay at home her husband would not have had an affair. Gah. I can't even take it. It was a self indulgent soap opera. I wonder if this book would be one left on Karen's nightstand with a bookmark in it with intentions of getting back to it....never.