Friday, October 27, 2006

Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh

Last weekend found me studying for a HUGE Anatomy & Physiology exam that I had the following Monday evening. In the midst of studying the anatomy and physiology of the heart and blood vessels, the lymphatic system, the immune system, and the respiratory system, I picked up Mrs. Kimble. This novel was so good that I finished it on Sunday afternoon, while reading 5 chapters of my text. It was that good!
First, I really love the cover. I also had a bookmark with ribbons and such that matched the colors of the front cover, which made it all the more appealing. Every time I had to close the book, I would admire how nice my bookmark looked. I showed it to my husband 5 times, so he got the hint. Yes, I am a dork.

When this novel was first released, I have to be honest and admit that the premise noted on the back cover did not appeal to me. The plot revolves around three women who marry the same man, how it affects their lives, and how they move forward with the decisions that they make. It sounded like a light read, so I decided it would be the perfect distraction during my studying. It came to be SO much more.

I highly recommend Mrs. Kimble. The version I have is the P.S. series edition, which has a helpful interview with the author at the end that sheds light on Ken Kimble. I have since added Baker Towers to my TBR tower.


Joy said...

I have this book on my TBR list. It's good to hear such a positive review about it again.

Lesley said...

Hmm, I have this book on my TBR shelf and have been debating about whether or not to read it (having the same presumptions about it that you did). I confess it was the cover that got me to pick it up (that and the price was only 50 cents at a library sale). Glad to hear it's that good of a book!

Wendy said...

I read this book too...and also liked it a lot. I have to tell you, I just discovered your blog and find myself laughing at loud at your sense of humor (and I definitely do NOT think you are a dork for matching your bookmark to the cover art...that sounds like something I might do myself!). I've added you to my blog lines so I can keep reading with you!
By the way...I work in the medical field (physical therapy) and can so relate to the studying.


Narcissus said...

I adore both of these novels! I am anxious for Jennifer Haigh to write her next.