Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review: All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue

Title: All the Summer Girls

Author: Meg Donohue

Pub date: 5/21/2013

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Source: Edelweiss

Summary from Goodreads:

In Philadelphia, good girl Kate is dumped by her fiance the day she learns she is pregnant with his child. In New York City, beautiful stay-at-home mom Vanessa is obsessively searching the Internet for news of an old flame. And in San Francisco, Dani, the aspiring writer who can't seem to put down a book--or a cocktail--long enough to open her laptop, has just been fired...again.

In an effort to regroup, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani retreat to the New Jersey beach town where they once spent their summers. Emboldened by the seductive cadences of the shore, the women being to realize how much their lives, and friendships, have been shaped by the choices they made one fateful night on the beach eight years earlier--and the secrets that only now threaten to surface.

My thoughts/review:

I loved this story. I was sucked into this story from the first page. Kate, Vanessa, and Dani are best friends who met in school. Kate is the friend that's a perfectionist. She gets dumped by Peter even though she thought her relationship was perfect. Vanessa is a stay at home mom who met her husband while working at an art gallery, but now she wonders what if she would have stayed with her old boyfriend. Dani is a novelist who hasn't finished her book yet. She is portrayed as the party-er of the friends. They all have secrets about an incident involving Kate's brother . They all feel responsible for what happened. This was a page turner. It would be fitting to read this book about the beach on the beach. This book showed how friends can still come together while each of them having to deal with their own dramas. This story has affairs, friendships, betrayals and new love. I wonder what happens next for the three friends.

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