Author: Kristyn Kusek Lewis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Grand Central Publishing
Goodreads: Daphne Mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, right and wrong, good and bad. The good: her dream job as a doctor; Owen, her childhood sweetheart and now husband; the beautiful farmhouse they’re restoring together. In fact, most of her life has been good–until the day Owen comes home early from work to tell her he’s fallen head over heels for someone else.
Unable to hate him, but also equally incapable of moving forward, Daphne’s life hangs in limbo until the day Owen’s new girlfriend sustains near-fatal injuries in a car accident. As Daphne becomes a pillar of support for the devastated Owen, and realizes that reconciliation may lie within her grasp, she has to find out whether forgiveness is possible and decide which path is the right one for her.
Ope’s Opinion: This is a slow moving, deeply emotional book. As you follow Daphne through her heartbreak, you can really feel her heaviness. I like books that are realistic, but at times this one is so realistic it is difficult to read.
It is hard to read about a marriage that has so many struggles. Daphne has hard decisions to make. Her family and friends don’t always agree, but they obviously love her and want what will be best for her.
I felt like Owen was lazy. Marriage takes work. It takes time and effort to put someone else first. Owen just thought of himself and the short term happiness.
Kristyn Kusek Lewis wrote a very real look at one marriage.
Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.