I’m on a summer reading roll!
Daphne, Skylar and KC have been friends since their college days at Northwestern. Now in their 40s, the three pals have met up in New York City to celebrate Skylar’s surprise engagement. Daphne arrives in New York having just found out the book she worked so hard writing was rejected by several publishers and KC is also coming into town with a secret of her own. This novel follows the friends over their celebratory weekend and the ups and downs they experience as they confide in each other and strengthen their bonds of friendship.
Bridges is the second book in a series that follows these three friends. I haven’t read the first book (but plan to), so you can still certainly pick this one up if you haven’t read the other. This book is a fairly quick read, so it’s perfect for a beach day or road trip. Without having read the first book, I still got a great introduction to the characters and the necessary background I needed on them and their friendship to jump right into this story. The relationship between the Daphne, Skylar and KC is enviable and the three women are the epitome of friends who stand up for each other through thick and thin, which is lovely to read these days. While these ladies know each other incredibly well, it was interesting to me that they each still put up “fronts” when around one another and portray their lives to be perfect, when, in fact, they are far from it. This story focused on heart-warming, life-long friendship from beginning to end and every person would be so lucky to have friendships like the one in this book. If you’re like me, and have a group of dear college friends who you keep in touch with, but aren’t able to see as often as you’d like, this is a good book to read to make you feel warm and fuzzy about those relationships that have stood the test of time and distance.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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Disclaimers: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received and, as always, all opinions are my own. There are Amazon affiliate links included in this post. Thank you for reading and for your support!
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