New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty, and understanding.
©2010 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Monroe's new novel opens as five friends, all members of a monthly book club, face turning points in their lives. Eve's husband dies suddenly, shattering her comfortable lifestyle, while Midge's mother makes an unannounced and unwelcomed reappearance. Annie finally feels ready to have a child, only to find her health and her marriage in jeopardy. Gabriella strains to make ends meet after her husband is laid off; Doris slides into depression as she tries to deny signs of her husband's infidelity. Sometimes close to and sometimes at odds with each other, the friends struggle to face harsh realities and, in the process, gain new independence.... Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story." (Publishers Weekly)
"Monroe makes her characters so believable, the reader can almost hear them breathing.” (Booklist)
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This book was a complete BORE! Save your money. No excitement, drama, or anything. A Long, drawn out, Bore, I couldn't even finish it.
Enjoyed overall. Another book about female friendships--all five women have very different lives, yet have a wonderful bond. Worth a credit if this appeals to you.
The story was interesting. Not at all what I expected from the title.
The way the author developed each character, with the exception of Midge. I didn't really understand what happened to her in the end. In addition, the characters were more mature. I rarely find authors that develop interesting characters over 45 years old.
Her voice was clear and crisp.
The Book Club - Revealed
The book was a nice surprise. Initially I wanted to return the book. After a few chapters I was drawn into the storyline and the characters.
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