The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe

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If you really enjoy this type of fiction with a cozy ensemble cast, you may like this a little more than I did. It is also quite possible that older readers would relate to these women and their problems more than I.
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Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding. 

On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance. 

They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club—friendship. 

"Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story." 

—Publishers Weekly
 

About Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of fifteen novels. Her books received numerous awards, including the Award for Writing from the South Carolina Center for the Book and the International Fiction Award for Green Fiction. Monroe has twice been a finalist for SIBA best book and a four-time finalist for the RITA. She is on the Honor Roll for RWA, and won the RT Bookclub Lifetime Achievement Award. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina where she is at work on her next novel. Visit her at MaryAliceMonroe.com and on Facebook.
 
Published August 1, 2017 by MIRA. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Erotica. Fiction
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Reviewed by Blythe Barnhill on Sep 11 2014

If you really enjoy this type of fiction with a cozy ensemble cast, you may like this a little more than I did. It is also quite possible that older readers would relate to these women and their problems more than I.

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