Thursday, January 13, 2022

These Girls

  ~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon):  Family secrets may shape us all, but it's the rich, complicated layers of friendship that can save us.

Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance. 

Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It's a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated. 

Her roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee's weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills - despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she's heading for real danger. 

Then there's Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby - or why she left everything she once loved behind. 

Pekkanen's most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love - and find the lifeline they need in each other.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  These Girls somehow was placed and forgotten on my to be read bookshelf.  Over the holidays I pulled out some books that got pushed to the back that is when I (re)discovered These Girls.  

A great story about three different females and how their pasts impacted their present. Each one is part of the overall story. Each character unfolds as we learn more about their past and their desires. The acceptance they are all looking for in their jobs and lives bonds them into a friendship that allows them to be their for each other when it is needed most.

A quick read with great characters. I am sorry it got pushed back on my shelf as I do like everything I have read by Sarah Pekkanen.

Sarah Pekkanen is the bestselling author of The Ever AfterThe Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, Catching Air, Things You Won’t Say, and The Perfect Neighbors. Her work has been published in People, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY, among other publications. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.