Book Review of The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1


This book is a complete disappointment. I think this book will be a huge trigger for anyone who has experienced infidelity. (spoiler) A woman in a close, happy marriage chooses to have an affair with a monk who lives in the marshes. She comes back to her life with her husband as if nothing happened. All is forgiven. No real consequences for what she did. This is one of those fluffy "Follow Your Heart" type of books. I can deal with infidelity in stories (I'm an adult), but the whole unrealistic way of how this happened and was dealt with ruined the book for me. There's no personal growth for the heroine, no hard work to get the couple back together. It's as if the affair never happened.