From the award-winning writer R. Barri Flowers and best-selling author of the heartfelt novel Forever Sweethearts comes a powerful and poignant women's epistolary novel, Graduate Circles.
It is 1980, and college roommates Jessica, Tammy, Kelly, and Gabriella, fresh off of receiving their MBAs from Michigan State University, spread across the globe and embark on their new lives, loves, and careers while experiencing the ups and downs, hopes and dreams, twists and turns, and success and failure that life brings.
Jessica Cleary returns to her hometown of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she hopes to open a fashionable boutique and get her law-student boyfriend, Brad, to put a ring on her finger.
Tammy Fontaine lands a job at a prestigious New York City literary agency as a junior agent and tries to find romance while harboring a secret.
Kelly Roxmire, fluent in several languages, is hired as a management trainee at a bank in London, England, while dreaming of romance with a cosmopolitan man.
Gabriella Weller returns home to Canada, where she gets a job teaching, though she longs to become an author and catch a break when it comes to romance.
Over the next decade, the four friends communicate entirely through letters and postcards as they navigate through life, with the one constant: the camaraderie they share.
Bonus material includes two complete short stories, "Love at the Fair" and "Convinced", as well as excerpts from R. Barri Flowers' best-selling relationship novel Forever Sweethearts.
Not really a book for me.Jane Boyers character voices were ok,a bit loud and over the top at times.The story is about four women and their friendship over many years,from college onward.I wasn't impressed with the stories,though I really wanted to be.
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
Having also graduated in 1980, I could relate to the characters, although this is not the genre of story line that I prefer.
It took me a little time to get into the audiobook, but once I did, I wanted to hear more.
I have read many books written by one of my favorite authors R.Barri Flowers. I would recommend the book for those who love fiction.
I prefer non fiction, history and true crime.
The narrator Jane Boyer was an excellent choice.