We meet once a month. She has to choose between walking away or embarking on a new life together. In all, The Best of Us is an enjoyable new addition to the adult contemporary genre, and while I didn't enjoy it as much as Skipping a Beat, it's still something I highly suggest. The characters were so real, I totally got sucked into the book and I lived many lives in the day and a half it took me to read it! She has always been the twin that has kept to the back and stayed out of the spotlight. Loved it and I look forward to reading her other books. While there's nothing real substantial here, it's not mindless. Michael and Julia met when they were both going to school in West Virginia.
Sometimes, like now, the memories slapped into her like rogue waves at the beach; other times they pulled her deep into a murky undertow that made breathing a struggle. Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Needs a little work, the husband—Don? Now they're back with a brand-new story. I related also to Allie.
One thing I also loved. We're creative partners, professional partners, and bffs. A really good friend will both annoy the heck out of you and love you unconditionally. It's real life at it's best and worst. As soon as I opened the book I was immediately drawn to each of the women, although it took me a while to warm to Pauline, and I lost respect for Savannah for a while. She put the carpet cleaner back under the sink, making a mental note to pick up Popsicles when she went to get Sammy at preschool.
I won the contest for signed books from Allison Winn Scotch this summer and. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. I was constantly dying to know what would occur next. If I knew that, I would have named it for that reason. Thank god our life is not like this kind of crazy psychological thriller. She pulled out of the parking lot, waving her thanks to the driver of an old pickup truck who slowed to let her go ahead of him, and steered toward the Safeway a half mile away. I also didn't get into the groove with the main characters.
Want me to swing by with lattes? Wives tended to react that way to Savannah. What, and leave all this? When I started this book I knew right away that I wouldn't get into it. The story was engaging and the characters were interesting. My mom taught second grade for thirty-two years. It's like a marriage of sorts. I found her writing style to be fluid and I loved that throughout the story her characters became multifaceted.
She did a great job of developing each character and keeping the book moving. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to re-evaluate everything she knows about her friends - and herself. The description of the villa in Jamaica made me want to book a vacation immediately! Savannah has been hiding t A group of college friends embark on a week long trip together to Jamaica to celebrate a birthday of one of their own. Right now, though, her life was back in balance, and it felt especially sweet. Okay, Allie had said, putting her car in drive.
There was nothing I didn't love about this book: the settings, the characters, the dialogue - all of it was pitch-perfect to my reader's ear. Four couples, each with secrets and undiscovered bonds. Instead, it took work and some mistakes to make things work, which made The Best of Us even better, in my opinion. Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. Lindsey cannot wait her entire life just to be noticed.
Like I said above, the book had a lot to do with each woman and her problems, and this really kept the book moving along. Another reviewer called The Best of Us the best kind of Mommy porn, and this working mother unequivocally concurs with that reviewer. We kindly ask that it remain an adult women's only group. The way that they treated each other was kind of mean. Smile, she reminded herself, making sure to include the wife in her gaze. She thought about what it would be like to sleep as late as she liked, to sit down at a table and savor a gourmet meal—rather than gobble leftover mac-n-cheese—to sink into the soft sand and read an entire book. Savannah is trying to escape from the betrayal of her husband's affair while starting up a fling with one of the locals.
Pauline e-mailed me photos of the place. Apparently, I wasn't reading the 'right' books. Pekkanen's stories and they really helped to level the heavier actions and moments. The money he made does not seem as important. Pekkanen is the co-author of books with author Greer Hendricks. We post them all over the walls.