Sunday, May 8, 2011

Book of the day: "Heart of the Matter"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

In honor of Mother's Day, we picked a story about two mothers whose lives intersect in a way that is heart-wrenching to all involved.

"Heart of the Matter" by Emily Giffin:
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.

In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most. (Summary courtesy of EmilyGiffin.com.)

Melissa P:
Every book she writes is pure gold. If you haven’t read this book, you need to. Enough said.

Melissa A:
Another fabulously written and engaging story by Emily Giffin. See my review for more details.

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24 comments:

Clary said...

the blurb actually gets your attention without revealing much. I'm really curious about what happens to both the women.

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BRN2SHOP9 said...

This was a fantastic book!

shazjera said...

I like the drama in Heart of the Matter - on to my wishlist! but I think one to read when I'm in an upbeat and positive mood.

PoCoKat said...

It was an amazing read!!

Nina said...

Of course love all things Emily Giffin! Can't wait til her next one!!
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S.Sabia said...

I loved this book as I do all of Emily Giffin's books!
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Linda Kish said...

I haven't read her books but I need to start.

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Heather said...

Another in the to be read pile!
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Anonymous said...

i loved this book, I love all of her books and I'm so looking forward to seeing the movie Something Borrowed!

Anonymous said...

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I keep forgetting that part

Margie said...

Haven't read this one, but sounds like it should be on my TBR list.
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Tiffany said...

This would complete my collection! Thanks for the chance!
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Tiffany said...

(no giveaway... sorry noticed that after typing!)

Lindsay said...

Great read! Giffin kept me interested through the whole book. And I loved how she incoporated characters from a previous book ;-)

Jeryl M. said...

I would love to read this book, and I can't wait to see Something Borrowed next Tuesday.

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Literary Marie said...

Like Melissa P. said, this is a must read. Period. Enough said. Just do it.

The story will stick with you well after reading. And like usual with Giffin's books, I rooted for the "wrong" girl. But ah well. LOL

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Margaret said...

I've read Baby Proof and loved it! I actually own this book but have not gotten to it yet.

Margaret said...

Remembered too late so here's my email.

Margaret
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Tiffany Drew said...

I can't wait to get this book! I just read Something Borrowed and Something Blue this week and right now I am reading Baby Proof. After that I will be reading Love The One You're With. I just LOVE Emily Giffin, her books are so good!

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Snitz said...

Emily Giffin is truly a talented writer - she makes you really think with this story.... more so than in her others. I couldn't put this one down until I found out what happened!

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Bec said...

Melissa P I'm going to take your word for it and get my hands on this one!

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Jencey said...

Love Emily Giffin! I haven't read this one.

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Kat said...

I literally just finished reading this yesterday. Her books are so good that you just don't want to put them down! It was also cool to hear about a character mentioned in one of her other books.

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Sarah said...

this one sounds so great.

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