Regrets Only by Erin Duffy

regretsClaire has it all: loving husband, house in Connecticut, lovely baby boy. Then the bottom falls out when Claire discovers her husband and her realtor in the kitchen doing more than making waffles.

The story follows Claire’s path to coming to terms with her situation, and being angry about it. She does and says things that one wishes they could do in real life.

My challenge with this book was that I found Claire to be….really annoying and it was at times difficult to feel empathy for her. It’s possible that was the author’s intention, however it made it hard to get fully invested in Claire’s journey.

This book does touch on some very topical issues, at least for me. The choice to have (or not) children. Choosing to pick up and moving away from your life and career to build family (hey! I just did that). In the story, as in real life, there are a lot of questions around what is the right decision, how much are you as a woman wiling to ‘give up’ to have the life that you want. Or, how do you even figure out what is the life that you want. There are no right answers and I think the book did a good job of hi-lighting that.

This was a good read. If you are heading to the cottage or the beach, or hey, just in your back yard, this is a book for you.

I gave it a 3/5 star rating on Goodreads.

Full disclosure: I received this eARC from Edelweiss for a fair and honest review. (Thanks Edelweiss!)

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