Remember way back when I kinda fooled you into thinking I was reading the classics? And then showed you what I was really in the pile of books I was about to read?
Well, I finally read it. All 615 pages. I dithered over whether or not to add it to the Books I Love Enough To Tell You About tab. It is a very good read. But, was it one of those books where I grab whoever is closest and yell "You MUST read this book RIGHT NOW!" kind of books?
In a fashion, yes it is. This isn't a grab you by the seat of your pants kind of book. But it is an introspective look at women, and their friendships.
One of the blurbs compares her to Maeve Binchy - which I totally get. It's chick-lit at it's finest.
The noticeable difference with this book is that it will have you reaching for the tissues far sooner than you'd think. And far more often.
This book is set in Ireland and centers around four women and their respective lives and how they intersect. This book serves as a reminder that no matter what is going on in our lives - we should remember that we have our friends to rely on as we struggle through our own issues and dilemmas; that they are as there for us as we are for them. It also reminds us, that no matter how hard we fight - sadly, some battles are just not meant to be won.
So although it is a long read - it is a good read. And one I can honestly say I'd recommend that you carry along with you when you are headed to the beach. Along with a box of tissues.
Sorry. I am trying hard not to let this become a "book" blog as I realize that not all of you share my passion for reading, or have the time for it. But I read A LOT and so it stands to reason that you will hear about some of the ones I really enjoyed....but I'll try to keep it to the ones that I really, really, really enjoyed. Sound fair?