Monday, July 14, 2014

Love and Other Natural Disasters

Love and Other Natural Disasters
Holly Shumas

Love and Other Natural Disasters

Genre: Women's Fiction

Summary (from Goodreads):  Eve is eight months pregnant and in the middle of a Thanksgiving celebration when she discovers that her husband Jonathan has developed an intimate relationship with a woman over the past year. Jonathon asserts his innocence (an affair involves physical intimacy, and he didn't have any), while Eve feels deeply betrayed by the emotional connection he shared with someone else. What Jon has done seems so terrifyingly out of character that Eve finds herself questioning her entire reality. Did she ever really know Jon at all? Was their happiness together a lie? Is emotional intimacy more forgivable than sexual intimacy? And can their marriage survive?

Review: The author of this book is a marriage counselor, and it definitely shows in this book.  Eve's feelings are well thought out, but the dialogue between Eve and Jon sounds like they are having their conversation in a marriage counselor's office.  Perhaps that's how normal couples talk, but not anybody I know.  I can see how this book would spark some interesting discussions in a book club, but I would have liked something more to happen.

Rating: 2.5 stars

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