I received a free copy for my honest review.
About the Book:
Her Family Paid the Price.
About the Author:
Sonya Cobb is an author and advertising copywriter. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her two children and her husband, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her debut novel, The Objects of Her Affection, releases in August.
Sophie is a married mother of two children who left her career at its peak to stay home with her kids. She had a miserable childhood with uncaring parents. She moved from place to place to place and no real home of which to speak and she wants more for her family. She finds an old house in Philadelphia that feels is just perfect and she rushes to buy it over the concerns of her somewhat absent husband. All she sees is the security of owning a house and not the problems that an old house can hide.
Her husband is in acquisitions for the Museum of Art and he is so involved with his job he leaves all of the “home stuff” to Sophie and doesn’t question anything too deeply. She sets up a home office to go back to her computer coding job but finds that it has all passed her by in the time she took off to have her children. She doesn’t understand why she isn’t getting work and her old friend isn’t really helping her.
She signs up for a risky mortgage and suddenly her payment is far more than she can afford and she finds herself scrambling for money. While visiting her husband at his office she finds things in disarray and something overcomes her and she steals a mirror. This leads her into a rabbit hole from which she might not be able to climb out.
I enjoyed the book even though I had some problems with it. Much of the plot surrounding the selling of the artifacts was a little too facile. And as it got towards the end a little hard to believe. I can’t really go in to what specifically bothered me without totally exposing major plot points. The strength in the book was the character development as I truly felt I got to know this couple through the reading of the book. I did enjoy it despite the parts I found a bit incredible.
You can preorder The Objects of Her Affection on Amazon.com (It releases on 8/12/14)