Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Where We Belong (Emily Griffin)

The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together.
Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.
For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.

Where to start?

This book is all about following your heart and learning your family...It is all about the process of adoption and the effects it can have on both the parent and the child. The story is well written and I found myself diving into the story...I read the book so quickly just because the interaction between the birth mother and the child was so new and consuming...yet....yes there is a yet....the closing chapters and the ending left me disappointed...I will not give any spoilers and some might have been completely satisfied with the ending but not me...It left me with the feeling that this was not the end...That they have more of the story to tell and yet this is a stand-alone? With that being said...Yes I am glad I read the book and yes I wish I could change a few things...;)

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