The Friends We Keep

The Friends We Keep

Book - 2016
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In this insightful and compelling story from book club favorite Susan Mallery, three close friends test the boundaries of how much a woman can give before she has nothing left.

After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. No demanding toddlers, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when her plans are derailed by some shocking news and her husband's crushing expectations, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own.

Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Her husband is frantic about the threat to her health, but to Hayley, a woman who was born to be a mom should risk everything to fulfill her destiny--no matter how high the cost.

Nicole Lord is still shell-shocked by a divorce that wasn't as painful as it should've been. Other than the son they share, her ex-husband left barely a ripple in her life. A great new guy tempts her to believe maybe the second time's the charm...but how can she trust herself to recognize true love?
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780778326748
Branch Call Number: PB Malle
Characteristics: 460 pages ; 17 cm.


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ArapahoeDianeM Aug 18, 2018

This is the first time I've read this author & I did enjoy the story. The three main female characters all have different challenges, life situations and drama that most women face or will deal with in their lives. It's interesting to read their though process and how they process & resolve their personal & family dilemmas. The "thread" throughout the book is Friendship.

Sep 17, 2017

Someone should pick this series up and script it for television - picturesque setting, appealing and not so appealing characters and a multitude of storylines that need resolution.

Jun 29, 2017

An interesting read. I had previously read "A Million Little Things" which is the third book in this series and I was catching up on the history of the story.

allywaddell Apr 18, 2017

Good read! Kept me wanting to read, can't wait to read the next one. Hoping that it answers my questions.

Jun 10, 2016

Really loved this story, the characters are real and interesting. No boring moments, something always going on.

caj1222204441801 Feb 26, 2016

This book is a real winner!!!! It shows the power of friends and family when things get rough. Loved it!!!!


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Aug 16, 2016

Three friends share the trials and tribulations of their lives.

Easy, fast (mindless) read, but enjoyable. Not a lot of substance, but a very good "beach read" that grabs you and takes you away for as long as it takes to read.

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