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I wouldn t recommend this book Almost all of the characters are flat, especially the men That makes it really hard to understand the women s choices I don t mind flat characters in chick lit or horror books, but I do in serious novels that are trying to examine the human experience.The title doesn t make sense It s not a small choice to choose to cheat on your husband, or to leave your spouse, or to file for divorce, etc These are big choices that may be poorly made in a moment of rage I wouldn t recommend this book Almost all of the characters are flat, especially the men That makes it really hard to understand the women s choices I don t mind flat characters in chick lit or horror books, but I do in serious novels that are trying to examine the human experience.The title doesn t make sense It s not a small choice to choose to cheat on your husband, or to leave your spouse, or to file for divorce, etc These are big choices that may be poorly made in a moment of rage or sorrow, sure, but they are not small choices.The plot was really predictable, except for some random and convenient crap the author throws in toward the end so she can tie up all the loose ends in a neat but unbelievable way.I feel like the author s target audience was folks in their 30s or 40s who have experienced a mid life crisis, and she s expecting them to fill in all the gaps in her writing with their own experiences and knowledge I only gave it two stars because I was vaguely curious enough to finish the novel, mainly to see if anything else was revealed about these people.If you place this novel side by side with any of Wally Lamb s books, you can see a significant difference in the character development Lamb s characters feel like real people Many of his books are also depressing, but they feel worthwhile This was just depressing There was no takeaway I loved this book It s a slice of life style story, looking at Bryn and Corrie as their worlds totally change in their early 30 s There are a few things that happen that seem a bit crazy, but it s all realistic, and plausible There was sadness and hope and a whole range of emotions in between I highly recommend any book I ve written by this author, and this one is no exception It s not as heartbreaking as her other books, but it s just as real and hearttouching. Her 3rd published book, but the first one she wrote and you can tell The other two were well written, and this was not Don t waste your time. I don t have too much to say about this one Not my kind of book The plot lines were depressing and ridiculous Hard to take the main character seriously with the name Coriander Bliss I am supposed to believe her mother was prone to whimsy, but mostly she is described as an abusive drunk What s worse than the character s name Her deadbeat ex fiance calling her Corrie Andy Maybe it s me, but that made me cringe every time I read it Not sure who this book is for There is a lot of kissi I don t have too much to say about this one Not my kind of book The plot lines were depressing and ridiculous Hard to take the main character seriously with the name Coriander Bliss I am supposed to believe her mother was prone to whimsy, but mostly she is described as an abusive drunk What s worse than the character s name Her deadbeat ex fiance calling her Corrie Andy Maybe it s me, but that made me cringe every time I read it Not sure who this book is for There is a lot of kissing on the forehead , though everyone in the book, it seems, is pregnant Everything is neatly tied up in the end, if you like that sort of thing and I might have been happy if I cared about any of the characters, but honestly, I was just glad to finish it Made it to page 76 but cannot stomach any of this book I hate the characters and the plot is going in a direction I don t care to follow My To Read list is too long to waste time on a book I am not enjoying. Terrible It was rushed, simple, and the interactions were forced The author kept adding additional problemsthe characters overreacted and acted unlike their personalities consistently I m very disappointed because her other two books were fantastic I really disliked this book. .Read Pdf ☪ The Weight of Small Things ☥ From the acclaimed author of Prayers and Lies and The Sometimes Daughter comes an emotional, compelling, and ultimately uplifting novel that explores the fragility and resilience of love and the decisions, large and small, that determine not just who we are, but who we want to beCorrie Phillips has an enviable life even if it s not quite the one she wanted She enjoys working at her university alumni magazine, her house is beautiful, and her husband, Mark, is attentive, handsome, and wealthy But after years of frustration and failed attempts, Corrie is desperate for a child and haunted by the choices in her past A decade ago, just after college, Corrie s boyfriend Daniel left town, intent on saving the world even if it meant breaking Corrie s heart Now he s returned, and despite her misgivings, Corrie feels drawn to him again But the emotions that overwhelm her may put her marriage and her secure, stable life at risk Faced with an unexpected choice, Corrie must unravel illusion from reality at last and weigh what she most needs against what her heart has always wanted I just really, REALLY did not enjoy this book Painfully cliche and with NO likeable characters Will not be reading again. 2.5 stars Just a little too much drama for me. This was almost a did not finish book, but thank you pandemic and quarantine, I have a limited supply of reading material at hand.I ADORE Emmons writing oraccurately, I absolutely loved the first three books of hers I read and couldn t wait to get to this one It was not the same style at all If you like the standard chick lit I hate that term , then this would be fine But it was not on the same emotional level as her other three books Not at all I finished this in one day, not This was almost a did not finish book, but thank you pandemic and quarantine, I have a limited supply of reading material at hand.I ADORE Emmons writing oraccurately, I absolutely loved the first three books of hers I read and couldn t wait to get to this one It was not the same style at all If you like the standard chick lit I hate that term , then this would be fine But it was not on the same emotional level as her other three books Not at all I finished this in one day, not because it was so riveting, but because I wanted it to end And it pretty much ended up exactly as I expected.When I read her book club suggested questions at the end I found the answer as to why it s so not the same style and depth of her other work although this was published as her third book, she says it was actually the first book she ever wrote years earlier You can tell A lot of maturity came to her writing later, and this would not have kept me coming back for anyof her work