Objects of my Affection
by Jill Smolinski
This was such a fun book to read!!!! I am an organizing fiend and I have a love of walking into a trashed house (or room) and making it look beautiful again. I also am addicted to the TV show Hoarders. Soooo of course I loved this book! It was like Hoarders in novel form LOL
Lucy are Marva were a blast to spend a novel with. Marva was a mystery the whole book - why is she so stinkin' obstinate? Trying to dig through all the hardness to find a heart underneath was a fun journey to take with Lucy. And Lucy changed so much in the course of this novel. Learning to find her voice, set boundaries and face and accept the truth about situations and her life....she kind of reminded me of well...me :) all-in-all this was a fun book. Not super heavy, but not super bouncy either. It was the perfect mix! Go check it out!
"Lucy Bloom is broke, been dumped by her boyfriend, and had to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. Armed with the organizing expertise she gained while writing her book, Things Are Not People, and fueled by a burning desire to get her life back on track, Lucy rolls up her sleeves to take on the mess that fills every room of Marva’s huge home. Lucy soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love the objects in her home too much to let go of any of them.
While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadline—and with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her son’s rehab not going as planned—Lucy discovers that Marva isn’t just hoarding: she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep, those we need to let go—but it’s not always easy to know the difference."
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review - thank you!!