Author: Tif Marcelo
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: Sydney at Simon & Schuster
From the author of Once Upon a Sunset and The Key to Happily Ever After comes a heartwarming and moving novel following three Army wives—estranged friends—who must overcome their differences when one of them is desperate for help.
Regina Castro, Adelaide Wilson-Chang, and Sophie Walden usedto be best friends. As Army wives at Fort East, they bonded during their book club and soon became inseparable. But when an unimaginable betrayal happened amongst the group, the friendship abruptly ended, and they haven’t spoken since.
That’s why, eight years later, Regina and Sophie are shocked when they get a call for help from Adelaide. Adelaide’s husband is stationed abroad, and without any friends or family near her new home of Alexandria, Virginia, she has no one to help take care of her young daughter when she has to undergo emergency surgery. For the sake of an innocent child, Regina and Sophie reluctantly put their differences aside to help an old friend.
As the three women reunite, they must overcome past hurts and see if there’s any future for their friendship. Featuring Tif Marcelo’s signature “enchanting prose” (Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake) and the books that brought them together in the first place, In a Book Club Far Away honors the immense power of female friendship and how love can defy time, distance, and all old wounds.
Ope’s Opinion: I always enjoy stories of strong females and their friendships. This book had all of that and so much more. These three woman had strong personalities and realistic relationships. Each of them had struggles.
The story went from present day, back in time to what brought them where they currently are. Friendships are not always easy, but as this book shows – well worth the time and effort.
This is my second Tif Marcelo book – I liked them both and will be looking to see what she writes next. Definitely suggest you put this one on your TBR list.