Thursday, June 19, 2008

(53) Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge


I have had this book to read for two weeks now. Yes, it took that long. *grin*
The book was a little dry, but the crux of the story was a good one.
Abbey is the housekeepers daughter at a large, wealthy estate. She grew up with Vaughn & Lila. The Merriweather twins. Things are blissful in Abbey's world until the day that Mrs Merriweather accuses Lila's mother of stealing, casting Abbey & her mother out of the only home they have known for eighteen years.
Flash forward 20 plus years & there is a reversal of fortune. Abbey is the homemaking Icon, (think Martha Stewart). She has built an empire & is living the charmed life with her husband and teenage daughter.
And Lila's life is falling apart. Her husband has created a horrible crime that changes their lives forever.
Once the smoke clears, Lila finds herself on Abbey's doorstep looking for forgiveness and a job
The story follows the relationship of these two women. And the relationships they have with their children & the men in their lives. You watch the two women go through job changes, deaths, marriage break ups & the rebuilding of their own relationship.
The book is ok, not bad, but not something I would recommend over say, another book I have recently read.
I guess they can't all knock your socks off, huh?

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