Sunday, May 3, 2009

Emily Giffin's 'love the one you're with'

{picture source}

It's about a woman at a cross-roads in her life. She comes to a point where she needs to make a choice: give up all that she has with her husband OR be with her significant ex who she has a profound, undeniable physical and emotional connection. The passion depicted on those pages was enough to give me goose bumps but it's no trashy romance novel. I also love that once you think you know what's going to happen next she surprises you (the author).

I love how this book wrote up each man as two amazing but very different men making her choice that much more difficult. She loves them both. The main character: I felt all the emotions she felt and understood all her rationalizations. I struggled with her.
To add, it details how she became a professional photographer and her love for New York City.

It took me only a few days to go through it. I just could not put it down. And the ending... just when you think she can't surprise you...the choice seems obvious... it's an unexpected ending but one that is ... well I supposed you'll have to read it to find out ;o)

I sobbed as I read the final pages. I cried a good cry because I was with her. I was proud of her. This story has given me hope that I can trust the decisions I've made for myself. This novel is about love but it's also about choice and having faith in the choices that we make for ourselves.
It's about being true to yourself.

1 comment:

  1. So inspirational. I am going to pick that book up thanks to your synopsis!