Tuesday 18 October 2011

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Tessa has the perfect life. She and her world-renowned paediatric surgeon husband live in a Boston suburb with their two young children. But Tessa is beginning to wonder if she did the right thing in giving up her career, worried it is affecting her marriage.
Valerie is a single mother to Charlie and has never had much luck with love.
Although the two women live in the same suburb, they have little in common until an accident merges their lives.

After watching Something Borrowed I decided to give Heart of the Matter a try as it is by the same author. Warning: if you are planning on watching/reading Something Borrowed I'd do that before reading Heart of the Matter as it contains spoilers.

I'm not usually a fan of Desperate Housewives type novels but, although there is an element to that kind of lifestyle within the book, it didn't seem to bother me too much. I enjoyed reading Heart of the Matter and felt sympathy for both Tessa and Valerie. My only niggle is the ending - I would have liked a little bit more to completely resolve the issues and find out how both women coped/what happened next but overall it was a good read.

Verdict: Enjoyable Read


  1. I haven't read either of these books, but they do sound interesting. Thanks.

  2. I'd like to read Something Borrowed now even though I've already seen the film (usually prefer to do it the other way round).


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