Sunday, June 26, 2011

Book Review: Heart of the Matter

I finished my first book of the summer!  368 pages in 3 weeks...oh how my life has changed with no more grad school!  A few months ago, it probably would have taken me a year to finish this book! 

Here's the book I finished: Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin.  She is the author of the books Something Borrowed and Something Blue, like the movie that came out a few months ago. 

I went to Borders a couple months ago looking for a book by Emily Giffin.  I found another book called Love the One Your With.  As I was walking to pay, i found this book on clearance for $6.00, so I picked it up too!  It was told from an interesting point of view of the same events, but each even from the viewpoint of 2 different characters.  One lady, Valerie, is a single mom with a boy, Charlie, who is about 10.  The other is Tessa, who is a stay at home mom to 2 kids and the wife of Nick, a well known plastic surgeon at the Children's Hospital.  One night at a slumber party, Charlie gets burned badly by a campfire and at the hospital, Nick becomes his surgeon.  As the story goes on, the events are told from both the eyes of Tessa and Valerie.  Their lives continue to cross is different ways as the story progresses. 

One interesting part of the story was that Tessa's brother and sister-in-law, Dex and Rachael, were the main characters in Something Borrowed.  I can't wait to read the rest of the Emily Giffin series and see how they intermix!

If you are looking for a new author, I would recommend Emily Giffin! I have only had about 20 pages left in my book for the past week, but I found myself not wanting to read it because that would mean the story was over.  Finally, I gave in and finished it tonight!   I have read all the Shopaholic books, except for the newest Mini-Shopaholic.  I think I am putting it off because I love the series so much that I am in denial that this is the last book for now.  Because of that, I am happy that I have a new series to start now!


  1. I love Emily Giffin books! Can't wait for her new one to come out in May. My only problem is that I finish them too quickly!

  2. Sorry, but it's "Love the One You're With", not "Love the One Your With". "You're" is a contraction for "you are", and "your" is a possessive pronoun. This is a common error lots of people make. Think of it like this: If you can use the words "you are" in the sentence and it makes sense, then you need the contraction.


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