Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Review: Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Goodreads: Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessahas 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.

Kritters Thoughts: AHHH MAZING! I have liked all of the previous Emily Giffin books I have read, but this one was bar none my favorite. I always read the flap or the back to get a quick synopsis. Well after reading the flap, this book went down a completely opposite road then I thought it would. I do not want to give my idea or the road it actually took away because it was so good that I want everyone to log onto their library pages and request it immediately or head to a bookstore and purchase it.

Told from the point of two different moms, alternating between each of their point of views, it kept the story moving without confusing the reader. These mom's worlds collide in a much different way then I was imagining. You don't know how small your world is, until it crashes down around you. I honestly can't say more or I will ruin this gem of a read. It was a quick and easy read with short chapters.

Too all my ladies of all ages, you will love the interesting turn this book takes. If you are interested in the road I thought it was headed down - leave a comment with your email address!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages: 352

GR July-Sept Challenge: On Location (Boston)

2010 Challenge: New in 2010


  1. I had tried Baby Proof before and was disappointed with the book. I haven't tried any of her others yet.

  2. I LOVE Emily Giffin and have been dying to get my hands on this book....Thank you for the great review! Now I am even more excited to read it!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  3. My niece loves Emily Griffin's books and I have yet to read one! I recently found Something Borrowed at the Friends of the Library so it's now in my TBR pile.

    xo, Bonnie

  4. I just posted my review of this book today! I think a sequel would be great!


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