Thursday, January 26, 2012
Once Upon a Time, There was You by Elizabeth Berg
This is a novel about a man and woman, long divorced, who rediscover the power of love and family in the midst of an unthinkable crisis.
Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common—nothing except the most important person in each of their lives: Sadie, their spirited eighteen-year-old daughter. Feeling smothered by Irene and distanced from John, Sadie is growing more and more attached to her new boyfriend, Ron.
When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support the daughter they love so dearly. What takes longer is to remember how they really feel about each other.
I’m not “crazy” about Elizabeth Berg, I like her novels, but I’ve never read one that I would rave about. This is the same, a nice read—enjoyable—but at the end, I don’t find that I’ve invested much of myself in the book.
3 Stars (Rated PG- adult themes)