Goodreads: Gerri can’t decide what’s more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair the damage. Always the anchor for friends and her three angst-ridden teenagers, it’s time to look carefully at herself. The journey for Gerri and her family is more than revealing—it’s transforming.
Andy doesn’t have a great track record with men, and she’s come to believe that for her a lasting love is out of reach. When she finds herself attracted to her down-to-earth, ordinary contractor—a man without any of the qualities that usually appeal to her—she questions everything she thought she wanted in life.
Sonja’s lifelong pursuit of balance is shattered when her husband declares he’s through with her New Age nonsense and walks out. There’s no herbal tonic or cleansing ritual that can restore her serenity—or her sanity.
Miraculously, it’s BJ, the reserved newcomer to Mill Valley, who steps into their circle and changes everything. The woman with dark secrets opens up to her neighbors, and together they get each other back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends.
Ope’s Opinion: I really enjoy reading books about female friendships. I expect conflict and difficulties, but I think this was a bit over the top. All the friends were having issues at the beginning. It was a little overwhelming to keep it all straight.
I do love the friendships that were built in this book. It is great to see women who support each other – not talk behind each others back and tear each other apart. These women encouraged each other to figure out what would be best for themselves. They accepted each other with their differences. I like strong women characters.
Robyn Carr is one of my go-to authors. When I read one of her books, I am usually in for a good read full of great characters. This book just didn’t live up to her usual standards. It was a little too sad for me. After saying that, I will tell you, I will read her next book because she has many more hits then misses.
I will read Robyn Carr again and again.