Review: Thursday at Eight

Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber

Every Thursday at eight, four women meet for breakfast — and to talk. To tell their stories, recount their sorrows and their joys. To offer each other encouragement and unstinting support.

Clare has just been through a devastating divorce. She’s driven by anger and revenge . . . until she learns something about her ex-husband that forces her to look deep inside for the forgiveness and compassion she’s rejected — and for the person she used to be.

Elizabeth is widowed, in her late fifties, a successful professional — a woman who’s determined not to waste another second of her life. And if that life should include romantic possibilities — well, why not?

Karen is in her twenties, the years for taking risks, testing your dreams. Her dream is to be an actor. So what if her parents think she should be more like her sister, the very respectable Victoria?

Julia is turning forty this year. Her husband’s career is established, her kids are finally in their teens and she’s just started her own business. Everything’s going according to plan — until she gets pregnant!

My thoughts:

My mom got this book for me and I was not sure I was going to enjoy it to start with, but I loved this book from start to finish; once I started reading it, I could not put it down.

Four unlikely friends, in different stages of their lives, meet through a writing course and decide to continue their friendship by meeting for breakfast every thursday at eight.

Part of each of the women’s stories are written from their own perspectives as they write in their diaries and share their feelings and fears.

I found the writing was rich; the interesting stories were interesting, believable, real and romantic. There were ups and downs, happiness and incredibly sad parts too.

Great chick fiction – totally recommended light reading.

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