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Mar 30, 2006

The Mermaid Chair, Sue Monk Kidd

I decided to read this book because I had read The Secret Life of Bees and I really liked it. In this book, Jessie, the main character returns home to help her Mother who seamsto have gone crazy. The book also included a love triange, between Jessie, her husband Hugh and a local monk, Brother Thomas. Jessie feels an instent love for Brother Thomas but is that enough to end her twenty marrage with Hugh and destroy her family?
I really liked this book because there was the mystery of what really happened to Jessie's Father and why has her Mother done crazy by cutting off her fingers one by one? Add that with the new romance story with Jessie and Brother Thomas, its a good mix for everyone. When two men are fighting over a women, I usually perfere one over the other, but in this book I felt that both were perfect for her and I was going to feel bad for the one not picked. This is a good book and you should read it.

1 comment:

plentyo'moxie said...

I really liked the parts of this book that were about the Gullah culture and the interesting/weird people in this book.

I actually had a really really hard time with what Brother Thomas was doing. I don't know, I just didn't have any sympathy for him. It's not really that I didn't prefer him, or preferred Hugh (we really didn't get to know Hugh that well), I just didn't really respect Brother Thomas for what he did.

I also have to add that of the two, I liked Secret Life of Bees better than this book.