Every summer four old friends flock together at Madge's seaside house to swap stories and sip wine. Throughout divorces, children, and new marriages, only the beach house and the sisterhood that comes with it, hold constant. This time, though, something is different.
Madge, a writer who brought them all together, asks them for a risky, unthinkable favor.
She has a good reason for her request. Her friends, once they learn it, must decide with misgivings and sadness what they will do. Madge has a gift for them, no matter what: her take on tgheir lives over the past forty years, her last novel, stories which will change their lives.
This is a book about a friendship. Friendship that lasted many years despite many differences. Have you ever been in a situation where a friend asks you to do something you are not comfortable with? Well, the situation that is presented I this book is one that many people would not be able to handle no matter how deeply they love their friend. On the other hand, how to tell a friend you love so deeply no. Would you be able to help a friend plan a perfect deah, her death? This is exactly the situation that one woman puts her three friends in.
This book reminds me so much of the movie The Devine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. You have a group of friends that are very different from each other, but some how they have made it work for quite some time. There are parts of this story that will make you laugh, cringe, and cry. Sometimes all at once.
There are some adult situations that I don't think are appropriate for younger readers such as sexual situations. I do think that some people may have a strong difference opinion to the happenings in this book. Read with caution. I personally thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will admit that I think this will be more appealing to an older audience because the character's of the story are in their sixties. Also, this was published before under the title UPRUSH by Jo Barney.
I recieved a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.