Book Review of The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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A volunteer at one of the thrift stores I frequent, forced this book into my hand, claiming I needed to read it... even tho, I don't read much fiction. So, I read it and I'm glad I did. I will be passing it on to my daughters to read. It's nonfiction equal: A Marriage Sabbatical.
As for the book, it has a slow take-off. Some of the story is too predictable.
I wish Kidd hadn't written sex into the story... she could have made the same impression on me without the she's beautiful/he's handsome/they make love bit. The affair takes away from the beauty and essence of the story, for me. The ending could have been better, even tho I openly cried when she woke up to the smell of her husband cooking breakfast.
The writing is Elizabeth Berg, with sex.