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Heart of the Matter
Heart of the Matter: A Novel | Emily Giffin
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A powerful, provocative novel about marriage and motherhood, love and forgiveness. Tessa Russo is a stay-at-home mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charliea boy who has never known his father. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, they are strangers to one another and have little in common, aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. This is the moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.
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Sporto
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StayCurious
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@Sweetkokoro #colormepretty #purple I love the colourful covers of Emily Giffin‘s books.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her books!! 7mo
brit91 Love her books! My favorite is something borrowed!!💜🧡💛💚💙❤ 7mo
Booklovergirl I absolutely love her books too! My 2 favorite books of hers is: Where We Belong and All I've Ever wanted!! 7mo
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mcipher
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I‘m still plugging away at super old TBR books, though the last few aren‘t alphabetical anymore... This has been on my Goodreads since 2011!

shellleigh33 Great minds think alike 😊. Hope you are enjoying. I just finished up a Emily Griffin book couple days ago off my TBR list. It was All We Ever Wanted. It was really good. I had forgot how much I like her books. 10mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 I just finished it a few minutes ago! She is good but always so kind of sad - at least this one was. 10mo
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Elma
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vkois88 ❤❤❤ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was my choice too!! I still have to read it!! 11mo
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GripLitGrl
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vkois88 ❤❤❤ 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I haven‘t read anything by Giffin in quite a while. I think I need to put this one on my ever-growing TBR. #heartofthematter #literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on mine too!! ❤️ 11mo
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Andrea313
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I love me some Emily Giffin but her book #HeartOfTheMatter really isn't my favorite. I spend too much of it completely furious with Nick, the sanctimonious male lead, while also grudgingly agreeing with his views on things like public schools and his feelings on Tessa's "friends". Anyone else have mixed thoughts on this one? #LiteraryLove #emilygiffin

vkois88 Honestly, her books confuse me... are they all tied together in a series, or are there some stand alones? I've never read anything by her bc I can't keep them straight 11mo
Andrea313 @vkois88 They all take place in the same world and characters from other books pop in and out of each story. But the only "series" among her work is Something Borrowed followed by Something Blue, and then Heart of the Matter shares major characters from those two; there would be big spoilers if you read it first. Generally I tend see her work as a big collection of companion pieces. 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Still on my tbr shelf!!

#Heartofthematter
#LiteraryLove

AmyG I love Emily Giffen. 11mo
MidnightBookGirl I loved Something Borrowed and Something Blue, but I've disliked most of her ones after them. This one is on my tbr though, and I'm hoping to like it as much as her first 2 books. 11mo
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wordzie 😎❤ 11mo
vkois88 That owl!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 it‘s a beautiful card from @Mitch 💗 She sends the most gorgeous cards!! 11mo
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CherylG
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Finished this audiobook and WOW! What a powerful story. This book deals with extramarrital affairs in a realistic and moving way. It is told in the first person point of view from the wife and from the third person POV of the other woman. It is a well written story of love, infidelity, choices, friendship, and forgiveness. A must read for those who are struggling in their marriage, or those that wonder what they would do in the same situation.

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Laughterhp
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I don‘t know why I read Emily Giffin. Most of her books are about infidelity, which I don‘t care for at all.

However, I really enjoyed this book and it left me with a lot of thoughts about what I would do and had me rooting for both Tessa and Valerie...

LauraJ I don‘t know why I do either. I‘m sooo not the audience for her books, but I really enjoy them. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Happy Memorial Day!
1. I‘m about 80 pages in and so far so good!
2. Still camping - heading home at some point today. Should just be a relaxing day until we have to pack up.
3. I love freshly cut watermelon, where it‘s so juicy and drips down your hand! Great on a hot summer day.

#ManicMonday

JoScho Enjoy the rest of your trip ❤️ 2y
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Laughterhp
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I‘m going camping for the long weekend, so I‘m trying to pack light, easy reads, that I‘ll be able to easily pick up and down this weekend.

We will also be going to Block Island, so I don‘t want to be carrying around a chunkster!

(Hopefully I‘ll be able to actually get some reading done!!)

Cortg Have fun! I ❤️ Block Island 2y
Laughterhp @Cortg Thanks! Same! 😊 2y
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rather_be_reading love her! 2y
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AJBowers
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Picked this up for 50 cents! I know nothing about it, but I enjoyed Something Borrowed by this author.

BittersweetBooks My favorite by Emily Giffin, hope you enjoy it too! 2y
Dragon Love ❤️ your nails! 😀🐉 2y
Sharpeipup 50 cents? That‘s quite the bargain for such a good book! 2y
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Christine11 Your nails are amazing! 2y
AJBowers @BittersweetBooks @Sharpeipup I'm excited!! Sometimes our library has the best sales! 2y
AJBowers @Dragon @Christine11 thank you!! They are Color Street 😊😍!! I have the link in my profile. I LOVE them! ❤❤❤ 2y
Miss_Kim #naillust 💕👍🏻💕 2y
GirlMeetsBook Did you ever read Something Blue?? 2y
AJBowers @GirlMeetsBook I did!!! I liked it. 2y
blondie Such pretty nails!!💕 2y
GirlMeetsBook @AJBowers besides something borrowed/something blue, my other favorite was Baby Proof, though I have enjoyed them all. 🙃 2y
AJBowers @Christine11 @Dragon @Miss_Kim @blondie I can send you guys samples for free! If you want, email me at ashleybrabec@gmail.com 2y
AJBowers @GirlMeetsBook I have Baby Proof I just haven't had a chance to read it yet!! I keep putting off my own books for library ones lol 😂. 2y
GirlMeetsBook @AJBowers isn‘t that just the way it works?! My shelves are full of books I haven‘t read yet. 😂 2y
Dragon Thanks for the offer @AJBowers but my work is terrible on my nails. 😀🐉 2y
Purrfectpages Love the nails! 2y
rather_be_reading love emily giffin 2y
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primadonnareads
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HELLO THERE, ANOTHER PICTURE OF THIS BOOK ♥ hardbounds are the prettiest 😭♥

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primadonnareads
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i am a proud YA person, but i just couldn't let myself enjoy this one. Although i tried. :(

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Chelledawn

I think of all the judgment from society, friends, and family, the overwhelming consensus seeming to be that you should not grant someone who betrayed you a second chance. That you should do everything you can to keep the knife out of your back, and to protect your heart and pride. Cowards give second chances. Fools give second chances. And I am no coward, no fool.

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It always takes two. For a relationship to work, for them to break apart, for them to be fixed ❤️💔❤️

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