"Strength And Courage Among Friends"
Reviewed by Susan Dyer
Posted February 23, 2014
Women's Fiction | Contemporary Women's Fiction
FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr pulls at your heart strings from
beginning. Robyn never lets them go and keeps you involved
interested in the story until the very last page.
Gerri, Sonja, Andy, and now BJ are the four friends. They
get up at six AM
to walk together. Well all but BJ. She is new to the
neighborhood and kind
of quiet. Eventually she finds herself right in the middle
of all their lives,
helping them when she didn't even know she was doing it or
She comes with a lot of baggage and eventually Gerri finds
out just how
much. She has a very traumatic past and keeps the details
close to her
heart. She does this to protect her children as she always
has. Her kids
are her life.
Gerri and Phil have been married for twenty-four years.
They are rock solid
and so is their marriage. Or at least, Gerri always thought
so until one day
when Phil's assistant lets it slip out about an affair Phil
had years ago.
Gerri is blindsided of course and kicks Phil out of the
house. She becomes
the crazy woman to her kids because she made their dad go
can't trust him anymore and can't forgive him either. Is
she ready to throw
twenty-four years away that quickly? You are going to have
to read FOUR
FRIENDS to find out.
Sonja is the intense friend. She is married to George and
his whole life. She believes she is doing only good for
him. Cooking him
meatless meals, watching his cholesterol levels and his
She has fountains and peaceful waterfalls all over their
house to keep his
good karma in line. She is a feng shui consultant and a
royal pain in the
butt sometimes but her friends love her and so does George.
day, when he drops a bomb shell on her. He has packed a bag
and he is
leaving. He can't take her healing stuff anymore, wants to
eat bad stuff,
have a drink, spill stuff on his shirts, and be happy. She
is smothering him
and goes off the deep end when he leaves.
Andy is married to Bryce and has just learned that he has
been cheating on
her. She was married before but she thought Bryce was
different. He is
younger than her and just doesn't like being tied down.
They lasted three
years before Andy throws all his stuff out on the front lawn
and throws him
out of the house. Her kitchen is being remodeled during all
of this and Bob,
the man doing the remodeling, lends his ear to Andy becoming
friend to her. He is nothing like she is used to. He is
older, balding, not buff
at all like the other men she has been attracted to. She
finds herself falling
for him. Is it a rebound fall? Is it just him being
sympathetic and having pity
on her because of all she is going through? Read FOUR
FRIENDS.......believe me, you will love it!
I always get so excited when I see Robyn has a new book out!
I get crazy
until I can get my hands on it and devour it! FOUR FRIENDS
disappoint. I fell in love with all the characters and
found myself cheering
for them in different ways. Many issues are brought up in
the book......living with teens,
sex, fidelity, homosexuality, drugs, and marital abuse just
to name a few.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr
comes the story of four friends determined to find their
stride. Ultimately, they'll discover what it means to be a
wife, mother, lover, friend...and most important: your true
Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her
rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels
as she tries to repair them. Always the anchor for friends
and her three angst-ridden teenagers, it's time to look
carefully at herself. The journey is more than
Andy doesn't have a great track record with men, and she's
come to believe that a lasting love is out of reach. When
she finds herself attracted to her down-to-earth
contractor—a man without any of the qualities that
usually appeal to her—she questions everything she
thought she wanted in life.
Sonja's lifelong pursuit of balance is shattered when her
husband declares he's through with her New Age nonsense and
walks out. There's no herbal tonic or cleansing ritual that
can restore her serenity—or her sanity.
Miraculously, it's BJ, the reserved newcomer to Mill Valley,
who steps into their circle and changes everything. The
woman with dark secrets opens up to her neighbors, and
together they get each other back on track, stronger as
individuals and unfaltering as friends.
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