I start work on The Weight of Small Things by Sherrie Wood Emmons. I haven't yet read any of her previous novels so I'm anxious to see how this one holds up and if it will make reading her other novels enticing. I think it was time to go back to some serious reading since I took a hiatus to read a rather simple read. It's beginning to feel like I want to be challenged a little more or expect more from my authors. I want novels that have a purpose and really tell a story that I can relate to or imagine seeing others relate to. Of course I will forever be joined at the hip by a good old comfy thriller, but it's nice to throw a read in there with little more girth. Hopefully this fits the bill.
Synopsis: 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 be.
Corrie 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