When Sukie's husband shacks up with her Pilates instructor, her domestic drama becomes the talk of her small Georgia town. Friends from her married life prove fickle, and Sukie hides at home, terrified of encountering the town gossips at the grocery store. Betsy, Sukie's neighbor, invites her to join "Fat Fridays", a weekly gathering at a local café where the women order whatever they crave - no calories counted. Over sausage pizza and sage advice, Sukie gets a grip on her new life and learns to love her freedom.
Judith Keim's warm, funny novel offers moving glimpses into each of the five women's very different lives. As they struggle to deal with cruel exes, frustrating families, and forbidden love, the women offer one another the kind of friendship that is as rich and nurturing as their Friday feasts.
©2016 Judith Keim. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
The story of a group of women with struggles, weaknesses and the strength they find with their friendship.
Fat Fridays is gives the reader a boost recognizing that our best friends are the ones who reach out and are always there foe you Fair wither friends may come and go. I will read t again on occasion because the characters help you understand our image of who and what we are isn't always the person we w=need to be.
The Fat Friday's group reminded me that friends come in all ages and stages in your life. They come with llots of flaws but they are always there when the chips are down
Joyce Bean does a wonderful g=job bringing depth to each character. Her timing lets you ponder and move with each one in a way that lets you think about the lives of each one with out focusing on keeping each story line in order It flows liken a good conversation
This is a story to be listened to in one sitting. It is like being with a good friend.
The story helps you remember that there are good people out there. You may just have to take a chance to really know them
This book had potential but just wasn't executed well. Most of the time it felt like important character developments were rushed through. For example, one of the girls sees her cute new neighbor for 30 seconds, then he randomly shows up at her door to ask this stranger for help with his daughter who needs to take her (basic) medicine and she ends up staying for dinner. He asks her to dinner after that and after a seemingly unremarkable date she's magically in love and they have some amazing "connection". But I never really understood how or why they felt this connection. It doesn't go deep enough into this. I felt all of of the characters were under developed and rolled my eyes a lot at some of the ridiculous stuff. Some lady at her work seems to hate her for something the second she meets her but we don't really know why until they mention something about the guy she's now seeing. (Seems like a bit of an overreaction). Scary Notes with one word on them (bad words) result in the woman immediately calling a group meeting after work to talk about things instead of just telling them what the note said over the phone. I don't know. The whole thing felt like it had potential but didn't go deep enough. Don't see how it got 5 stars from anyone.
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