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Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

October 19th, 2008 by Debbie's World of Books

Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

This book is about a couple, Elinor and Ted, who have been trying to get pregnant.  They have under gon fertility treatment, in vitro and everything else you can imagine.  She had one miscarriage and now their marriage appears to be going down the tubes.  Her husband begins an affair with his personal trainer, Gina, and to make matters worse she has a 10 year old son who loves Ted.

Stop reading here if you don’t want any spoilers!

Ugh!  This book made me soooo upset!  I don’t recall a book making me so mad since I read My Sister’s Keeper.  Elinor finds out about the affair and Gina turns out to be a decent person but I was still rooting for Elinor.  Granted Elinor has her faults about not being able to just let go, appreciate Ted and really communicate how she is feeling.  But in the end Ted falls in love with Gina and Elinor is left high and dry after suffering a second miscarriage.  Now the miscarriage in itself was enough to make me upset.  I know life isn’t fair and there are many women who go through this all the time but call me a sucker for happy endings.  After all they went through I wanted them to have a healthy, happy baby.  Then for that idiot, Ted, to actually fall in love with Gina.  Makes you wonder if any marriage would last forever.  Not to mention that it sucks that the home wrecker ends up with the guy in the end.  I guess this books upsets me because it is probably a dose of reality of what goes on all around me but I read to escape from sadness like this.  Man, there should be warning labels on books and movies without happy endings.  If you are still reading this rant and wondering why I still gave it 4 out of 5 stars it’s because I had to keep reading.  I kept rooting for Elinor and Ted to make it so in that sense it kept me captivated.

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2 Responses

  1. Cheryl

    Oooo that sounds good. I’ll have to check it out. I haven’t had a book irritate me that much since The Pilot’s Wife.

  2. dsuzuki

    LOL. Yeah, The Pilot’s Wife also made me upset. My Sister’s Keeper was the worst though.

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