Author: Susan Monk Kidd
Goodreads Synopsis: “Telling the story of Jessie Sullivan — a love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul”
It’s taken me a really long time to sit down and actually review this book and that’s not a good thing. I honestly could not come up with any words that worked for me. I loved The Invention of Wings. I thought, hey, I enjoyed that book maybe I’ll enjoy another by the same author. But unfortunately that wasn’t the case. To me, The Mermaid’s Chair was somewhat of a story of a woman going through a midlife crisis. The only positive I could find from this story was her eventual understanding of herself and who she wants to be as well as the spiritual aspect of this story.
However, that’s where it ends for me. I forced myself to finish this book, I am one who tries to always a finish a book no matter what I think of this, and this was one of those stories that was very hard for me to get through. Multiple times I thought about stopping but I trudged along.
Overall Rating: 2/5 stars