Received: Publisher for review
Publish Date: March 29, 2010
Genre: Umm..not quite sure, contemporary women's literature.
Book Blurb: A chance encounter with a stranger in an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly, Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the church. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. In the end it will take an extraordinary leap of faith for Elyse to find--and follow--her own path to happiness.
Book Review: I started reading this book yesterday, I got behind on reading and realized, oh no, I have a blog tour tomorrow. So I pick up the book and start reading, and reading, and reading. I find myself so utterly engrossed in Elyse's life that I have completely tuned out of my own. That is what this book did for me, it let me lose myself for a little bit.
I feel a strong connection with Elyse, she is strong, she knows what she wants but she just doesn't quite know how to get it. She loved her daughter and her BFF but she also loves herself enough to know that she needs something to change. Through out the whole book I just want Phil to look at her and see her, but unfortunately he can't hear me.
This book is exactly what I think a book should be. It is thought provoking and real, so real that is almost feels magical, it is exciting and sad, it makes you think. This book gives you an escape and it strips away your own thoughts and fears about marriage so that you can glimpse some of your own happiness or unhappiness. For good or bad, I think this book will incite change.
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