Thursday, July 10, 2008

Domestic Affairs

Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge

What was this book about?

Abigail, Lily, and Vaughn grow up as best friends. There seems to be no difference between them even though their social classes should demand it, see Abigail is the housekeeper’s daughter. When a horrible confrontation between Abigail and the twin’s mother forces Abigail and her mother out into the street – Abigail blames Lily for not sticking up for them.

Years pass and everything turns topsy turvey. Abigail is the CEO of a major corporation that she built from the ground up. Lily has just been devastated by her husband’s suicide and the fact that this time her and her son are left to be on the street.

Lily decides to approach Abigail after not having seen her in years. Can she get a job? Abigail decides to “repay” Lily for everything by letting her be her housekeeper (which Lily is definitely not ready to do). She takes the job and everyone finds a little more out about themselves and the complexities of the relationships.

What did you like/dislike about the book?

Eileen Goudge does a great job at figuring out the nature of how people interact. The reasons behind actions. They teach you that things are not always what they seem and that figuring out the whole picture often sheds light on more then you could ever have imagined.

I enjoy her books for things start out rough but in the end things work themselves out. Maybe not in a fairy tale way – but instead on what is best for everyone involved.

What genre would you consider this?



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