Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Love and Other Natural Disasters Review and GIVEAWAY! CLOSED!

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Cheryl Lucky Ladybug for winning this great book!

Here is some information about the book taken from the Hachette Book Group Website:

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?


Holly Shumas lives in Berkeley, California, where she is a marriage and family therapist. This is her second novel.



MY REVIEW

I think Shumas did an excellent job writing this book. I was drawn into the lives of the characters and it kept my attention the whole way through. There was one gratuitous sex scene that I could have done without but overall it is a basically clean book. I loved the books intensity. Love and Other Natural Disasters shows how easily betrayal can happen in a marriage even on a purely emotional level. Shumas wrote the character's pain so effectively that it felt like a true story. Love and Other Natural Disasters is a good read.

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valerie2350 said...

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I'm a bit of a cynic so the title really caught my eye & made me chuckle! Thanks for a great giveaway

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Jenna said...

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Amanda Daybyday said...

Oh, I was really tempted to get this book to review. It was on my list, but I had to be careful not to chose to many...I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Tammy said...

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Amy said...

I'm interested in the topic and your (fictional) take on it. I'm a PK, and my husband left me for another woman after 27 1/2 years of marriage for the other woman. I know all too well how the betrayed questions her entire reality.

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I can relate to the book subject, just the sexes are reversed...wife had an emotional affair...so would be interesting to read.

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i would really like to read this. my ex did something very similar to me and sometimes it's so hard to breath. sigh...

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Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

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Sounds like I would enjoy reading this book

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This looks like such a fun book. You have to love a book which has love and natural disasters in the same category!
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This book raises some serious questions that are not easily answered. Looks like a good read.

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