"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees
I thought the book discussions part felt like a mere plot device to get the women together. Some of the discussions were good, but they were pretty unrelated to the rest of the book. By the end of the book I felt there was too much telling rather than showing. I was also unsatisfied with some of the choices the characters made. But despite my problems with the book, it was pretty engaging. Compared to The Jane Austen Book Club, which is also set in a book group, this one was more emotional and made me "feel" more.