HUSBAND AND WIFE
ISBN: 978-0-06-177450-8, 10: 006199247X
May 4, 2010
Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Hardback / E-Book
$24.99 / $11.99
Rating: 3 Cups
Can Sarah Price still call herself a poet if she has not written anything in over two years? Why does this even matter after she has just found out her husband cheated on her? She has this driving urge to reclaim the person she used to be, but maybe she is trying to recapture that Sarah to understand herself or her husband’s action.
They have been together for ten years and no one, especially not Nathan himself, would have ever imagined that he would betray Sarah. They have a relationship their friends envy, and not telling her has gotten unbearable, so he does.
Sarah’s reaction to Nathan’s proclamation is not the emotional maelstrom he had expected, but as in everything else, she has her own way of coping. She tries valiantly to hold on to some semblance of normalcy, hoping that Nathan’s indiscretion will somehow, someway work itself out. But like the elephant that it is, it is not to be ignored. Sarah rages on the inside, and nothing Nathan does or does not do will ease her pain, but is what she is about to do going to help her cope with her grief, or destroy any chance they have of mending their family?
When defining ourselves, is there really any possibility of honesty, or do we just assume that everyone feels about us the way we think they should? When I try to describe my feelings for Sarah, I come up with selfish, undeserving, betrayed, and spiteful. The way she treats her children, her marriage, and her friends leaves little doubt in my mind that she has made the bed she lies in. And though I cannot condone Nathan’s act of adultery, Sarah’s actions and reactions make it very hard to feel sympathy for her, either.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More