Paradise isn't quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls.
Following a once-in-a-lifetime invitation, a group of old college friends leap at the chance to bring their husbands for a week's vacation at a private villa in Jamaica to celebrate a former classmates' 35th birthday.
All four women are desperate for a break and this seems like a perfect opportunity. Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie needs to escape from the shattering news about an illness that runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband's infidelity. And, finally, there's Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her husband an unforgettable birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks that have already formed in their new marriage.
The week begins idyllically, filled with languorous days and late nights of drinking and laughter. But as a hurricane approaches the island, turmoil builds, forcing each woman to re-evaluate everything she's known about the others - and herself.
©2013 Sarah Pekkanen (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
This is my second book from this author. Absolutely loved it! I loved the characters, the story, the depth of the characters personalities. I want there to be a sequel , I have thought about these people all day today!
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In the Middle
I loved the store of love and forgiveness matched with mischief
Not too bad
I was moved by most of the book, I related alot to the characters and their struggles
I could not stand when the author was telling a story from the past - she over used the phrase, "She had Said". Every story of the past used "she had said" to describe anyone saying anything. It got extremely annoying and made me believe there was a lack of editing for author.
I Cannot Think Of Anyone Who Would. Graduates Of The University Of Virginia Will Be Especially Unhappy, As There Are Numerous Errors When The Characters Refer To The University.
The Story Was Far Too Slow, Nothing Happens That Doesn't Take So Long To Come About That It's Obvious When It Finally Does Occur.
Narration Was A Monotone.
I'd Have Scrapped The Entire Thing.
I Feel Ripped Off.
The narrator was perfect for the story. Pleasant story to listen to, good chick lit. Not wholly realistic, as most chick lit, but very realistic in how the girls interact with each other. I'm a fan of chick lit so I enjoyed it for what it was, just a pleasant story. Some conflict, some growing up, some getting to know yourself. Alittle predictable but still a pleasant story. If you like chick lit, you'll probably enjoy it!
Cassandra Campbell is my favorite. The story kept me listening. I went through it in 3 days. I will have to look at the other books by this author.
The lack of any real story of value.
Narration was fine
The scene of Allie going outside during the storm
Entertaining but some of the story gets a little drawn out and over the top. Less drama more good times and it would been better but still a good beach or walk listen.
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