Wow, this was so real and so true to married life. We could all learn a few lessons from this story. But honestly, all her books have messages and the..Show More »y're so true that they touch you deep down inside your soul. Adriana has a way of really getting deep inside someone and creating all of these feelings and emotions. Her journeys are more emotional and not full of action and predictable problems. I always find myself crying through the majority of every book.
In every one of her books, she paints pictures so vivid and realistic that the pictures stick with you. This story was about the loss of a child and it's affect on marriage. A marriage that necessarily wasn't strong to begin with. Add in a husband stealing woman and a handsome mysterious man in a foreign country and that could spell more disaster for their marriage.
I found myself wondering throughout the whole book how they'd make it and if they'd make it. I think it ended the way it should have and some of those lines ... "I didn't choose you. You chose me. But now I choose you!" Something like that, but it had a huge impact on the resolution. There was a lot of soul searching and it made me look into my life. I just couldn't help it. The story was so relatable because it could happen to any married couple.
How is it possible that I can relate even more to every one of these books in this series? This one was about parenting and I can't even be..Show More »gin to say how much it touched me. It reminded me of how I parented my son and never realized what it really looked like. Ave was the type of mother I am and it was scary.
Emotions always run deep in these stories, well in all her books, but she does it so well. I can't even say enough, except these books, all her books, are must reads.
I know a lot of people complain about Adriana narrating the story herself and her voice is easy to get used to. With 4 books in the series 3 of them are in her voice so when I got to the 4th one I was surprised and a bit disappointed that it was someone different. I was used to her voices for the characters, but honestly it didn't take away from the story at all. Her books are so emotion evoking and nothing could take away from that.
I didn't pay attention when I ordered this, but the narrator is not the author. For some that may not be a big deal, but in this case it is. I am wo..Show More »rking through the series and have enjoyed Ms. Trigiani's voice and character very much. This narration doesn't fit with the rest! Oh, the story is still a great story, but Iva Lou just doesn't sound right in Cassandra's voice!!