Saturday, September 24, 2011
Honeymoon at Home
"Please, she pleaded to whatever deity was in charge of graceful exits, just let this be over."
Perhaps it was time for a change. Meg and Scott Harper have been married for twenty years, and unhappy for much of it. What started out as a blissful marriage turned into a miserable co-existence as pressures grew and paths diverged. Deciding that perhaps a separation might be best, but then they are confronted with something they can't get through apart. Postponing their decisions and working together, they may just have to go through the hardest trials of their lives. And they may just discover that the one thing they really need is each other.
My Opinion: This was an intense read delving into the complicated relationships of those who have been married for a long time. Perhaps long enough to have forgotten why they got married. But while problems swirl around them and the temptation to give up is there, it sends a great message of love, hope and encouragement to work harder at love. Both Meg and Scott are fabulously written characters and you genuinely see that no one party is at fault. They both let their marriage slip away and they both have to work to get it back. It almost made you want to cry as one problem and trial built up on the next, but it didn't get you depressed which was really nice. Great story of love and the power it has.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion are 100% my own.