Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Friends We Keep

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. 

Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. 

Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. 

Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy. 

By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness...until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything. 

The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  The Friends We Keep starts out with Evivie, Maggie and Topher meeting at university and becoming fast friends.  That is were they first meet Evil Ben.  Upon graduation, they all go their separate ways.  As they are all working on their careers and start to lose touch with each other, Evil Ben makes an appearance again.  Maggie ends up marrying Ben and gives up her career.  While in New York, Evvie is a successful model and Topher is a soap opera star.  They all come together again for Maggie's wedding.  Once again, they go their separate ways.  

Now it's their 30th reunion and they decide to go.  They all realized they have some deep dark secrets and they end up coming out.  Will their friendship be able to survey after such betrayal? The Friends We Keep is a great story about true friendship, the good, bad and ugly.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I actually read The Sunshine Sisters and need to write a review (I really enjoyed it). I would like to read The Beach House and other books by Jane.

Jane Green is the New York Times bestselling author of one cookbook (Good Taste), and nineteen novels, including the huge hits Jemima J., and The Beach House. With over ten million books in print in over twenty five languages, she is credited as being one of the founders of the genre, "chick lit". 

She has had her own show on BBC Radio London, is a current storyteller for The Moth, was a correspondent for ABC News for the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and is a regular guest on radio and television.

She has been featured in People, Newsweek, USA Today, Glamour, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and Cosmopolitan amongst others, and lives in Connecticut with her husband, six children, 2 dogs, 5 cats, and 6 chickens. 

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