Haven't read this but it might have been better, though maybe more controversial, if Patrick's new wife was willing to overlook his abandonment of his prior family because she herself didn't want to have children. It could be interesting to have a character with a pretty rare view like that without making her an ogre-villain.
Post by eternalstudent on Jul 7, 2019 19:37:49 GMT -5
It's been quite a while since I read this book, but I remember being very frustrated that Zoe mentioned her interest in starting a family with Patrick despite the fact that he abandoned his 3 (or 4 ) children. I wish the book was more realistic by having Zoe's family members try to discourage her or at least be visible unhappy with the wedding.
After I read this book as a 13 year old, I imagined an alternate version of this book in which Kristy knocks some sense into Zoe during the scene in which she talks about starting a family by telling her how difficult things were when Patrick left them. After that, Zoe would up and leave Patrick in a satisfying twist of irony.
Of course, as has been discussed here, people in love with overlook things - even as big as this. Plus, it is very obvious she only knew Patrick's version of events.