The Weight of Small Things
by Sherri Wood Emmons
Genre: Chick Lit
Synopsis: 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.
Review: This story is about two women, Corrie and Bryn, and their relationships with the men in their lives and the challenges that arise. I thought that the characters lacked depth because their actions did not seem to fit with their character but instead happened because it moved the plot along and created problems. Everyone seemed overly nice and accomodating. It was a little sappy at times. I read a review that this was like a Lifetime movie and I would agree. There was a lot that was going on and it was all wrapped up very neatly.
Rating: 3 stars