After some technical difficulties, I am very pleased to welcome Emily Listfield, author of Best Intentions to Peeking Between the Pages today. I just posted my review of this book yesterday and I really enjoyed it-you can take a peek at my review here. For now, let’s sit back and relax and see what Emily has to share with us…
Best Intentions is a mystery based on a the most simple and yet most complicated question: How well do you really know the people you love?
The narrator, Lisa Barkley, is married to her college boyfriend, Sam. Now, years later, they live in Manhattan and have two daughters they are struggling to keep in private school as the economy begins to collapse around them. Men and women, I think, have a particularly hard time with the effects of financial pressure on a relationship. Sam doesn’t want to admit his insecurities, Lisa doesn’t want to admit her doubts. As they pull further away from each other, Lisa also begins to suspect Sam is having an affair.
Money envy. Resentments. Fear. Jealousy. There are not necessarily emotions we like to talk about it. (Frankly, most people would rather talk about sex and weight than their financial situation – and those aren’t exactly easy topics either!) But they exist.
In these trying times, so many of our expectations have had to change. We can torment ourselves with where we think ‘we should be’ or we can adjust. Sometimes, of course, we veer back and forth. We all have doubts, fears, suspicions – they may be romantic, they may be financial, they may concern our children or our lovers. But the real danger lies in not being honest about them.
Thanks so much Emily. How true those words are. Things are so much different now than they used to be and yes, the best is to try and adjust and communicate honestly. Thanks for such a thought provoking post!
I’ve got 2 copies of Best Intentions to share with two of my lucky readers. One copy is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) as it will be coming directly from the publisher and the second copy (my very gently read copy) will be open to all my international friends as well! What do you need to do…
- For 1 entry, leave me a comment with an email address please. If this is an international entry, please tell me.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, let me know-you for sure get the extra entry as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet the giveaway.
I will draw for the winners on Sunday, June 21, 2009. Best of luck to all!
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