These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen

These Girls  by Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher:  Washington Square Press
Pages:  336
Format: Book
Goodreads:  In her third novel, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen examines the lives of three women working and living together in New York City and shows that family secrets may shape us all, but it’s the rich, complicated layers of friendship that can save us.

Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance.

Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It’s a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated.

Cate’s roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee’s weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills—despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she’s heading for real danger.

Then there’s Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby—or why she left everything she once loved behind.

Pekkanen’s most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love—and find the lifeline they need in each other.

Ope’s Opinion:  Sarah Pekkanen is an awesome writer.  She is also a wonderful person.  I met her at one of her book signings.  Then I saw her at another authors signing and she remembered me and took the time to talk to me about what I was reading  ( not just her books).  If you have not read one of her books – look into them.  She wrote Skipping a Beat and The Opposite of Me. 

In These Girls, she made all three girls come alive.  I cared about each one of the girls.  I wanted to know where they came from and what brought them to this point in their lives. It was great to see these girls defend each other and care about each other, even though they didn’t know each other for  a long time.   It was fun to read.   

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.

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