Review: Watermelon

Watermelon by Marian Keyes

At twenty-nine, fun-loving, good-natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he’s leaving her. Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror. So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man-eating sister Helen, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. And there, sheltered by the love of an (albeit quirky) family, she gets better. A lot better. In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he’s in for a bit of a surprise.

My thoughts:

It was awesome feel good, chick literature with a surprise happy ending! I love happy endings and I think it’s because I am looking for a few myself…

I loved this book and related to the details on so many levels. I battled to put it down and couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next.

It was crazy how manipulative and controlling James turned out to be and it shows that sometimes you only realise this once you are out of the situation; the same as in my own situation with Mark.

The sisterly love between the three sisters was honestly portrayed and there were parts where Claire really did take out all her feelings and frustrations on her family but they still loved her through it all and forgave her in the end.

A perfect, feel good read

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