An engrossing and
thought provoking novel that examines the intricacies of marriage,
friendship, and the power of unexpected connections…
has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin
five-year-old boys and to keeping her household running seamlessly. So
when her husband of a decade announces that he’s leaving her, without
warning, she’s blindsided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel.
mother Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all—raising
her daughter Fern by herself and advancing her career as a crime
reporter. Only now that she’s finally met the man of her dreams, Fern’s
absentee father arrives on the scene and throws everything into a
Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate,
Mackenzie Mead has many reasons to count her blessings. But with an
imperious mother-in-law—who’s also her boss—and a husband with whom she
can no longer seem to connect, something has to give.
surface, these three women may not have much in common. Yet when their
lives are thrust together and unlikely friendships are formed—at a time
when they all need someone to lean on—Annabel, Piper, and Mackenzie band
together to help each navigate their new realities.
Hands down this is one of my Top Picks for 2016. I picked this book up just a few days back and I have not been able to put it down ( I have been able to do a lot of reading at work as well, shhhh LOL).
There are so many important topics that are raised through out the walls of each page - unexpected friendship, parenthood, intimate relationships, marriage, trust and those are just a few of the many.
I think I have a bond with each of these main characters in different ways. Annabel is a mother that had always been perfect, to the point that it started to drive a wedge between her and her family. I tend to have that issue from time to time. I am a mother and I know what needs to be done and sometimes that is all that is on my mind and I forget that sometimes you just need to go with the flow. It will all get done in time.
Piper and I had a special bond - she is a single mom and does everything on her own with very little help. She has been the provider for her daughter for many years. She has met an amazing man, Todd, who wants desperately to be her rock and take care of her and Fern. I have been a provider for my 3 children for many years, yes I have help but I do a lot of it on my own and I am venturing into the dating world and hope to find someone like Todd.
Mackenzie is the girl that I have always wanted to be. She is strong, smart, caring, brutally honest and a true fighter for herself and her friends. I look up to her in so many ways and I see a piece of her in myself!
It's hard to believe that these women have not been friends for years! It was fate that has brought them together and it is a special bond that will keep them friends for life. Through their many ups and downs they always had each others back and were the only people each could turn to in times of need.
I couldn't recommend this book more highly if I tried. I am deeply saddened that it is done but I am glad that I had a chance to enjoy each and every page.
I would pair this book with a nice glass of champagne! These women have been through some tough times, but in the end they can truly celebrate their amazing friendships! Cheers!
Hands down I wouldn't rate this book anything other than 5 wine glasses! It is worth every last drop!