Author: Joanne DeMaio
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: A heartfelt story of secrets and second chances from the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans.
Sara Beth and Rachel have been wishing on stars for as long as they’ve been friends. Sara Beth dreams of opening an antique shop in quaint Addison, Connecticut. For Rachel, a little beach cottage will do, where sea breezes and salt water might inspire her sketches. Sharing wishes and cups of coffee, they’ve stitched pieces of their lives together like a soft patchwork quilt of friendship they thought they’d hold close forever.
But while celebrating their birthdays one weekend in Manhattan, Sara Beth makes a life-altering decision. Excusing herself to use the Ladies’ Room during lunch, she disappears, slipping the waiter a note to pass along, asking Rachel to cover for her.
Sara Beth’s escape begins a summer of change–of herself, of her marriage, of the lives of those around her back home in Addison. Most unexpectedly, it brings a solitary Mounted Police Officer into Rachel’s life, one who gladly shows Rachel that it isn’t always stars that deliver our wishes.
Ope’s Opinion: This is my March pick off of Kristin of Kritters Ramblings shelf.
I started out the book frustrated with Sara Beth. I wanted to hear more from her and less from those looking for her and lost without her. I wanted to know what Sara Beth was thinking and going through. Eventually, that happened and that was when I enjoyed the story more.
I can understand Sara Beth’s feelings and her wanting to run away from her life. Aren’t there times when we would all like to run away? Loosing your mom makes you look at your life and reevaluate. It also makes you a little lost, if she was your support.
As the story moved on, I understood Sarah Beth so much more. I liked how Joanne DeMaio wrapped the story up at the end of the book.
I have another book by Joanne DeMaio I am looking forward to reading.
Rating: 3.5 – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.