Tuesday, April 03, 2012

HEART OF THE MATTER

Author: Emily Giffin
Genre: Fiction, Stanalone
Published:  2010
Personal Rating:  3.5/5 (good)
Format: Audiobook
Yearly Count: 29


Nick and Tessa Russo live in Boston where Nick is a pediatric surgeon at the local hospital, and Tessa is currently a stay-at-home mom to their two children.  An accident involving a little boy causes Nick to return to the hospital, and it changes the lives of everybody involved.

Giffin did a great job in telling this story.  It seemed very realistic, and it's sad that this kind of thing happens so often.  While I did have good and bad feelings towards specific characters, I didn't find them to be particularly engaging.  It was a surprise to me that Tessa was the sister of Dex who was in Something Borrowed, though.  Ultimately, I was interested in knowing how the drama was going to be resolved, and it was a good diversion while cleaning.


        

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear this one worked well enough for you. I've not read any of Emily Giffin's books, but I keep meaning to. I saw the movie of Something Borrowed last year and didn't really like it, but I may need to give it another chance.

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    1. Kay ~ This has a similar feel, so . . .

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  2. I really want to try Giffin's work.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ She can tell a good story. :)

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  3. This is the only book of Giffin's that I've read. I gave it the exact same rating as you. Not sure if I'll read anymore by her...unless, of course, you do and give it a 4+ rating. :)

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    1. Les ~ You made me laugh. There's a part of me that really wants to enjoy Chick-Lit, but it just doesn't appeal to me. However, I have to read light, silly stuff every now and again so that I don't burn out my love for the darker genres or repetitive feeling you can get from police procedural reading. :)

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