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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Corrie is a wom

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    Corrie is a woman who had a rough childhood with a mother who didn't quite do the parenting thing so well, but she has since graduated from college, married and is living in her college town and is editor of the alumni newspaper/magazine.  The only thing that she hasn't accomplished that is still on the list is motherhood herself  and she and her husband have been hoping for it for awhile.  Enter a former love and drama ensues.

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

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    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite In "The Wei

    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

    In "The Weight of Small Things" Sherri Emmons introduces us to two friends who appear as opposite as people can be. And yet, they work together and appear bound to one another for life. Corrie has been seemingly happily married for several years while her friend Bryn is a bohemian woman who goes in and out of a long-term relationship, trying to decide what she wants out of life. Corrie desperately wants a baby while Bryn couldn't care less about parental responsibility. When Bryn finds herself pregnant, she must weigh her options and try to begin to find herself along the way. Corrie also struggles with her identity while exploring feelings for a first love and, in the end, her decisions are every bit as heavy as those of her dear friend Bryn.

    The issues weighed in this story are far from small and yet, the reader almost seems to know way too early on how things will turn out. The two women go back and forth in their feelings and behaviors toward the men in their lives and many clues are left for the reader along the way. The characters lack a bit of depth, and yet, they are quite loveable and human women. Their support of one another is heart-warming. The fact that it takes them ions to grow up is only slightly irritating. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I found myself cheering for responsible decision-making to the very last page of the book!

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

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    The Weight of Small Things by Sheri Wood Emmons Chapters alterna

    The Weight of Small Things by Sheri Wood Emmons
    Chapters alternate between the past and the present. Corrie and Mark are married and she wants to give him kids so bad but she keeps failing.
    She had gone to college but still helped out at home because after her father died, he was a professor at the college, her mother took up drinking with her sister and brother left to raise.
    Bryn had met and roomed with Carrie many years ago and stayed in the area, her love interest is Paul and she's pregnant.
    Corrie has met with Daniel, an old boyfriend because he wants her to write an article about his children's project on the west coast. She will travel to CA for photos and the story while her husband Mark is in NY doing his work.
    After her return she gets into her normal work pattern and finds Daniel on her doorstep after work. He's stalking her and she tells him she is not in love with him and he spends the night at Bob's who's got the boys staying with him, and Bryn.
    Secrets, lying, deceit and it's from many of the characters. I wonder if their lives will ever be straightened out.
    As time goes on and they both find themselves pregnant they are able to talk to one another about their relationships and decide what to do with their lives. Love how close the two women are and have the same thing going on, but different.
    Interesting to hear how they mull things over and come to a decision that works for them.
    Just when you think that both women have endured enough, a tornado blows through their town...
    I received this book from Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest opinion

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