At twenty-four, college graduate Carly Rogers finds herself still living with her cold and distant mother and her teenage half-sister, Cynthia. As Carly moves from one minimum wage job to another, she reads books alone in her room, reconnects with her best friend, Landon, and takes care of her great aunt Dorothy on the weekends. Her life is quiet and nonthreatening – until she meets Ashley at her new job.
Ashley is a fun, energetic, and intelligent woman who has been forced to leave her old life behind due to a medical condition. Through work, and the start of their own book club, each shares her past and her hopes for the future. When change comes, Carly is forced to make a decision. Does she stay where she thought she always belonged, or strive for something better? Is it possible for her and Ashley to build a new life without feeling like the fragile creatures everyone thinks they are?
Great book, definitely a 5 star by my standards.
Although it seemed to start off slow once it got going, it didn’t stop. The main characters were interesting in their own rite but together they work great.
I consider it a good reflection of families today with all of the twists and turns that keep life interesting.
I would definitely read more from this author and no doubt enjoy it very much.
I know that this is a short review, however I don’t want to give away too much about the book because of the chance of spoilers.