Saturday, December 30, 2017

Everything the Heart Wants (but not my heart)

Everything the Heart Wants: A Novel by [Page, Savannah]

About the Book:

Writer Halley Brennan couldn’t dream up a better love story than her own. Married for eleven years, she and her husband, Adam, are still living their happily ever after. They both know what they want—and don’t want—for their life together. And that includes being child-free. But when one of them has a change of heart about wanting a baby, it brings their marriage and life plans into harsher focus.

Devastated that this bombshell might destroy their relationship, Halley finds comfort in her closest friends: Nina, who’s finally pregnant after years of trying; her sister, Charlotte, an overwhelmed mother of three; and Marian, a successful businesswoman who regrets letting go of her one true love.

Now, with their guidance and support, Halley begins a painful journey of self-discovery. As she searches her heart to make a life-changing decision for both herself and Adam, she realizes that someone is bound to get hurt. Will their perfect love be too great a sacrifice for everything her heart wants?

My Comments:

How should I review a book that I didn't enjoy but which was well-written?  I didn't enjoy this book because my beliefs on the nature and purpose of marriage are at odds with the main character's.  I believe that a "child-free" marriage is a tragedy, not a goal and so I had a hard time relating to or even liking Halley and the resolution of her problem didn't make me feel good.  

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