Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Something Special #2

I've been slacking. *sigh* I had made plans to write about some of the books that have stuck with me all these years and, well, I dropped the ball. I know, I'm lame. *eye roll*

This author was one of my all-time favorites when I was a teen. Then I grew up, realized how annoying most of her books were and stopped reading them. However, the book I'm going to talk about today is one of those books that I've reread a gazillion times and still love it. What book is it, you might ask.

The book is The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux. In this book, three women meet up on their 40th birthday. They first met on their 21st birthday when they went to get their driver's license renewed. On that day 19 years ago, they forged a bond and though they haven't seen each other in all those years, that connection is still there.

When they meet up, they tell their stories; what happened to them and why they are the way they are now. They split up to go shopping for their loved ones and each are given a card with a name on it. They decide on a whim to find out what's up and go to this house. That's when they are given a choice to be able to go back in time for one week and basically relive it. They can decide once they come back to forget what happened, change their past, keep it or whatever.

Reading about their lives and choices was fascinating for me. It was also one of those moments where I wished I could go back in time, relive a specific moment and see if my life would change for the better...or the worse. It may not be the strongest books out the writing wise. There are some things about it that are a bit ricidulous, but overall it's a wonderful book.

It showed me that choices you make can change your life for good or bad and that you should try to live your life to the best of your ability in the time that you are allotted.

If you've read Jude in the past and were kind of "meh" about her, trust me, I understand. But, I do recommend this book just for the sheer whoa moments. 'Cuz trust me, there are quite a few of those.


Carolyn Jean said...

Wow, I love time repeat stuff! This sounds great.

Tracy said...

Gosh I used to read Jude all the time but haven't in about 12 years. Maybe I should pick one up again soon.