I was so happy to see a book about much older women! I love the ones about youth but how refreshing to one about ladies my age and their experiences and perspectives!
I have not been to a high school reunion since I graduated 40 years ago. My classmates are frozen in my mind from that time. I still picture them as 17 and 18. For four decades they have lived, changed and have an entire different life I know nothing about.
Suzanne, Marla and Rachel are 3 high school friends that reunite for their 40th reunion for the first time since graduation. Their lives have taken them on vastly diverse paths. The old bonds are still there but they are very different women.
Susanne has lost her career of 19 years. Rachel who has spent her life being a homemaker has suddenly lost her husband. (I related most to Rachel). Marla a highly successful, famous, professional has just sold her multi-million dollar business. Each of these women facing loss, albeit unalike, still they must make many choices to refine their futures and new identities. This was one of their many challenges I could relate now and as I neared my senior years.
Not only was it interesting for me to catch up on their pasts, but to have the full picture of how their lives had changed and been impacted since their teens. Each woman was at a different level in her faith walk with God. I loved watching them mature in the Lord with the challenges they were dealt. Marla’s generosity and gifts to her friends was such fun to be a part of, like a fairy tale especially Rachel. No matter what their level of success or how their lives had unfolded, each one had something special to offer each other and their community. I look forward to reading book 2 of the series!!
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.