Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

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Heart of the Matter Read Online Free - Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.

Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance—and even to some degree, friendships—believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.

Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children.  But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. 

In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

Title : Heart of the Matter
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ISBN : 0312554168
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Cooper rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 07, 2010

The formula for HOTM: Weak women characters + Cheating scandal + Blaming parents for the way they are + Forgiveness on the woman's part = $UCE$$. Let's review. I am getting very frustrated with the cheating scandal that seems to plague all of her books. Haven't we seen this before? The story begin...

Crumb rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

Blurb: Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life....

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

June 18, 2010

I remarked to someone over the weekend that all of Emily Giffin's books are about cheating. But they aren't. Not really. Just like cheating isn't usually the cause of a relationship breaking up; it's a symptom of a relationship that is already broken. Cheating is the plot of these books, but it i...

Carol rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 15, 2011

I found this book very predictable. It follows a similar plot line to Emily Giffin's other book, "Love The One You're With", where the main character is lead astray, but in the end picks their significant other. Unlike "Something Borrowed" where the cheating storyline allows the reader to see the...

Shani rated it ★★★☆☆

December 27, 2010

I love the author's style of writing and would have given this book 5 stars if it had an alternate ending option. *Spoilers* YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! Maybe it's just me, but I was unsatisfied with the way the story ended. It wasn't because the story didn't turn out for the characters the way I had hoped...

Kristi rated it ★★★★☆

June 23, 2010

When I began reading this book, actually my first Giffin novel, I had not a clue what it was about. I refused to read reviews, allowing the book's jacket to be my only insight. A wise move since the anticipation simmering page by page and the unpredictability of what lay ahead in the pages of the...

Sarah rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 06, 2012

I had a really hard time with this book... for a couple of reasons. Spoiler Alert: First, I had a hard time accepting that Nick would have an affair without first discussing any marital problems he was having with his wife. I feel like even after, when he fessed up and asked for forgiveness, he sti...

Virginia rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 16, 2012

I am mortified to have to spend precious reading-time on this junk which was inexplicably selected by my book club. Guess we let somebody slip this in without much vetting. The characterization is lazy and boring. The men in Tessa's family, though as beautiful as models, are somehow also in 'finan...

Pamela rated it ★★★☆☆

April 13, 2011

Read for my April bookclub. First, I have to disclose that this is not my preferred genre and the only reason I read "Heart of the Matter" was because it was chosen by my book club. Now...why the three star rating? I couldn't put the book down but I absolutely hated it. What a weird paradox. Giff...

Rach rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 15, 2011

Okay holy s*** this was Emily's worrrrrrst work everrrrr. I usualy love her work but this was just pitiful. The women characters were soooooo weak, and the book essentialy gives the message that cheating is completely forgivable if your husband looks at you with his pretty eyes and says he's sorr...

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