Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blog Tour: Love and Other Natural Disasters

I was supposed to post this on Thursday, but I have had so much going on this week, that it just slipped my mind.  I apologize for the late post, but hope you will enjoy what I have for you.  There are many blogs on this tour, and many of them have done reviews.  I will not be doing a major review as they have been done already with many comments that I echo.  I will however, be giving you some of my favorite quotes from the book.  I hope you enjoy this stop on the blog tour.

About the Book:  Eve is eight months pregnant and in the middle of a Thanksgiving celebration when she discovers that her husband Jonathan has developed an intimate relationship with a woman over the past year. Jonathon asserts his innocence (an affair involves physical intimacy, and he didn't have any), while Eve feels deeply betrayed by the emotional connection he shared with someone else. What Jon has done seems so terrifyingly out of character that Eve finds herself questioning her entire reality. Did she ever really know Jon at all? Was their happiness together a lie? Is emotional intimacy more forgivable than sexual intimacy? And can their marriage survive?

My Favorite Quotes:
"I'd do counseling, if you wanted,' he said carefully.  'But I'm not playing a part here.  I love you.  I'm not saying htat because it's in the script.'  He was gaining intensity as he spoke.  'I'm saying it because I have never in my life loved someone like I love you.  I have never wanted to marry anyone buy you.  I have never wanted to have a life with anyone but you.  That's the truth, Eve."
"Weeks of waiting for this, for my husband's epiphany that he shouldn't lie to me for a year."
"Just then, I knew what she wanted from me.  She wanted me to sit up straighter and own this life of mine.  But I couldn't.  I shrank back in the chair."
"I didn't know what to make of Jon's message.  I'd never expected to be drunk-dialed by my own husband.  It's not like I ws in a position to to help him sort out his life when mine was one big question mark..."
"I forced myself to go to his building.  There it was, our last name written in Jon's scrawl next to the buzzer.  It's funny, the things that can knock the wind out of you just by confronting them in some new, unexpected way."
"I wasn't the tattoo type, but if I had been, I'd have an anklet that read: this is your life, so now what?"
If you are wanting to read this book for your book group, here is a Reading Group Guide, courtesy of Hachette.
To learn more about the author, Holly Shumas, visit her blog.
Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour.
Thank you Miriam, at Hachette, for sending me this wonderful book to read and participate in this tour.  It is a great read and a fun tour!


Anonymous said...

I love the quotes you picked. I hope your week has improved!

Toni said...

Hi there Welcome to the Blog Tour. I loved to re-read the quotes. ;)

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