11 months ago
July 25, 2014
This was my first book I read by Susan, and although it took me some time to finish it, it was an amazing read! I found myself laughing while getting emotional at times. The characters were very likable, realistic, and characters you can really connect with.
There are 2 main story lines in this book - Josie and Bel.
Josie and her husband, who have a son (in jail) and a daughter (engaged), are currently struggling to make ends meet. At this critical point in their lives, Josie discovers some heartbreaking news: she has cancer. This condition leads her to connect with a younger woman named Bel, and their friendship continues to grow from there. Bel becomes more like family to Josie! Bel on the other hand, is a woman of wealth and had a sister who passed away from cancer. After the death, she became more active in watching her niece and nephew to help out her brother-in-law. Although the book was absolutely heartbreaking to read at points, the friendship that bonds these two women together was truly extraordinary. Even with a slow beginning, I began to see myself racing through the story line to see what happens next!
As the story evolves, we learn more about each of of the characters. The writing was well-done and very easy to connect with, especially with it being a serious topic. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a beautifully written story about the healing powers of friendship, I look forward to reading more by this author.