Sometimes you have to go a little bit crazy to discover the life you were meant to live.
Heather Curridge is coming unhinged. And people are starting to notice. What's wrong with a woman who has everything--a mansion on a lake, a loving son, a heart-surgeon husband--yet still feels miserable inside?
When Heather spends the summer with two ancient Quaker sisters and a crusty...more
Many peop ...more
Overall, it was ...more
I liked the overall concept of the plot and main character (Heather). Heather is a wife to a cardiac surgeon. They have a son and she is a stay at home mom. They have plenty of money, which is mostly spent on crap they don't need. She spends money to buy STUFF as a way to fill a void she seems to have in life. After a lifetime of trying to fill that void, she realizes she cant do it with material possessions or social status.
What I disliked:
The constant conversations she had with ev ...more
It is taking me a while to digest this book. I don't think I can give it a review that will do it justice. I enjoyed it. I found it choppy in writing style, but riveting. I found it challengin ...more
For most of the book I thought Heather needed to get over herself and go do something useful. She eventually came to that conclusion herself. What I did enjoy was her and her supporting characters' description of how God does not work in the ways we expect, and sometimes when we are most troubled that ...more
"I don't just take in, dear. More comes out of me than goes in. It's why I give, have really made a life work out of it. When you take so much in, it can fester inside of you, knotting up your muscles, your psyche, your stomach, your nerves, even your soul. You've got to find some way to get it out. ...more
What first threw me off was the main character Heather (nicknamed Hezzie???) was a hot mess. Once having dreams of opening a hair salon, she instead gave up a career when her husband became a successful (think dollar signs) heart surgeon. At a loss of what to do to fill the emptiness in her life, she becomes an ...more
"And when I cut away the rot from a case of oozing tomatoes that came from only heaven knows where, I experienced euphoria like I'd never known. I knew that at t ...more
The Friends Peace Testimony
"We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretence whatsoever. And this is our testimony to the whole world."
From "A Declaration to Charles II", 1660
"Of course my nose has started to run, and every sniff sounds like the winds of a hurricane here in the silent gathering. Most sit with their eyes closed, expecting a thought from God or waiting for someone else to stand and deliver the Spirit's me ...more
I got this book from the Logos Hope book fair last March and to tell you, this book is wonderful. It mainly talks about a mom named Heather Curridge who lives a great life with her loving husband who’s a surgeon, and his 15 year old son. She has everything, all the material things she needs; a beautiful mansion on a vast lake, soapstone countertops, all the clothes, shoes and latest gadgets, everything that money can buy. But Heather wonders if this is th ...more
I'm finding myself reading more and more women's Christian fiction these days. It's surprisingly good.
Samson is ...more
Reading this book, I had the same type of appreciation. I'm at a point in life where I really relate to the doubt an ...more
Most thought-provoking line: Does peace come from freedom or does freedom come from peace? Makes you go, 'Hmmmm' doesn't i ...more
I tried to read this bo ...more
One little thing that bugged me was that sometimes the dialogue looked like a script. i.e. "Hello" Anna. No, Anna said or Anna replied just a name next to what they said.