This is the first novel that I read by Curtis Sittenfeld, and I had actually won an advance copy of it. Although I enjoyed this book, I don't think this selection would have went over well with some of my book club members.
I must admit that I was a little nervous about reading a book about a woman that marries a man that is similar to our current president. It wasn't until after I read the novel that I found out that the main character was actually based on Laura Bush.
I am very glad that I didn't procrastinate and decided to start this book right away after I received it. I really enjoyed the story and fell in love with the characters. The only problem that I had with the book was towards the end of the novel. It seemed that she took most of the story line from the current administration, which I thought really did not require much imagination.
I enjoyed this book so much I decided to share it with another reading guru that I know. When I first told her that it is based on the life of Laura Bush she was kind of turned off. But after I reassured her that she probably will enjoy the story she persevered and read it anyway, and ended up loving it.
Sittenfeld is a very talented writer who I look forward to reading more of in the future.