Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sweet Love

Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer

What was this book about?

Julie Mueller has lived her life well. She has a reasonable successful job, a teenage daughter who loves her, and is single. She never has gotten past the “one who got away” – the boy she has had a crush on since she was a little girl. Fate (and her brother and mother) kept them from ever getting together.

Things are always a little more complicated then they should be. She finally sees Michael in a cooking class that her mother gets her for mother’s day. She wants to move past the pain that they have each caused each other and see if they can at least be friends. Meanwhile she is juggling changes in her career, her mother’s health issues, and her own.

What did you think about the book?

I enjoyed this book as it is more then just a novel of revisiting a romance that was never to be. It is about the relationship of a woman with her mother. It is about the choices that we make in life – to follow a career, follow a relationship, move to being our own person – and how that can affect everything else there is. It is about how an illness can change your perspective on life – what is important and what maybe isn’t as important as you thought it was.

Throw in a little bit of a dessert junkie and you have “Sweet Love”. I have to admit this book made me hungry for the sweets – cheesecake, cupcakes, you name it I wanted it while reading this.

What genre would you consider this?
Summer Read


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