I liked the description of the book's plot, and listened to it on CD, fortunately from the library. If I had purchased this book I would feel very regretful. Plowing through the depth of extraneous detail about peripheral characters and events that had absolutely nothing to do with the story was frustrating and annoying, and slowed the narrative down to a crawl. There is a difference between giving a reader bits of detail to enrich the story and nattering on about every possible person, place and action within the main character's field of vision. For heaven's sake, I had composition and creative writing teachers in college who would have torn apart the writing of this story. Where were the editors of this book? What were they thinking?
However I did care enough about the main characters to persist in listening to it unfold. Spoiler Alert: I'm talking about how it ends so stop here if you don't want to know. The heroine is a matchmaker and wants to find her George-Clooney-gorgeous, doctor-husband his potential next wife for his sake and their kids...someone to be waiting in the wings. He's upset but goes along with meeting her candidates, just to please her. But then he finds someone on his own, falls "in love", and unable to wait for his frail wife to drop dead, has a lusty sexual affair with the other woman, a character I wanted to like, but her behavior was as ugly as his was. The wife's terminal illness is miraculously reversed by a new drug, the affair comes to light, they try to save the marriage, but he ends up marrying the other woman. How sweet and cozy!! What a happy ending!! Just what we would want to happen. Actually by that time I didn't much care what happened and was just glad it was over. This story idea had potential, which was mostly squandered by poor plot and narrative choices, in my opinion.