Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review: The Weight of Small Things by Sherri Wood Emmons

The Weight of Small Things
by Sherri Wood Emmons 

Publisher: Kensington 
Pages: 352 
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Corrie Phillips has an enviable life—even if it’s not quite the one she wanted. She enjoys working at her university alumni magazine, her house is beautiful, and her husband, Mark, is attentive, handsome, and wealthy. But after years of frustration and failed attempts, Corrie is desperate for a child—and haunted by the choices in her past. 

A decade ago, just after college, Corrie’s boyfriend Daniel left town, intent on saving the world even if it meant breaking Corrie’s heart. Now he’s returned, and despite her misgivings, Corrie feels drawn to him again. But the emotions that overwhelm her may put her marriage and her secure, stable life at risk. Faced with an unexpected choice, Corrie must unravel illusion from reality at last and weigh what she most needs against what her heart has always wanted.

Kritters Thoughts:  Corrie is a woman who had a rough childhood with a mother who didn't quite do the parenting thing so well, but she has since graduated from college, married and is living in her college town and is editor of the alumni newspaper/magazine.  The only thing that she hasn't accomplished that is still on the list is motherhood herself  and she and her husband have been hoping for it for awhile.  Enter a former love and drama ensues.

The characters were just ok and the story was fine, but this wasn't one that left me wanting to hear more from these characters.  I think the biggest thing that I didn't love about this book was the constant whining of the main character - I didn't sympathize with her and found her to make her own troubles and issues.  I enjoyed her best friend Bryn more, but not enough to love the book.  If you are a reader who doesn't mind a character who is a little of a drama queen and ends up wallowing in her own mess, then maybe you would enjoy this one more than I did.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2013 Challenge: 24 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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