Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Husband’s Sweethearts

My Husband’s Sweethearts by Bridget Asher

What was this book about?

Lucy has a high powered job and has focused on that since leaving her husband months before. They had what she believed to be a wonderful relationship – he loved her, she loved him and they were thinking about starting a family. Then she finds out that Artie has been having an affair. When she confronts him she finds out that it hasn’t just been one affair but many.

Artie wants her back of course but Lucy has done her best to distance herself from him and their relationship. Then Artie gets the bad news – he is dieing. And when it seems like it is only a matter of time Lucy returns to him. She can’t seem to forgive him for what he has done to her. So Artie in a last ditch effort starts to reveal some of his secrets – including his little black book – that includes the names and numbers of all his loves.

Lucy knows for both their sakes she needs to forgive him. But this journey into Artie’s past could give her so much more then just forgiveness. It could give her a life.

What did you think about the book?

It was definitely an interesting book. The concept was quite thoughtful. Trying to get past what someone has done to you because they are dieing is just difficult. And to use their past to help free you can be very interesting.

I think for me while I liked the book and the new family the main character Lucy, created, I wanted to see more of the sweethearts. It seemed as if Artie had a lot of secrets and reasons for why he did what he did. It didn’t excuse his actions but instead helped you find out more about who he was as a person. Each sweetheart you did meet taught you a new side of him and why he existed. He was a broken person who picked up broken people as he traveled through life.

What genre would you consider this?

Family Dynamics


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