The latest Melody Carlson book, Here's to Friends, is a light read, perfect for an easy weekend when you want to get away from it all. This is one of the few times I'll say, you probably should read the first books in the series before jumping into this one (I didn't know it was part of one!) There were times I felt a bit lost when several new (to me) characters were introduced in the middle of the story. That said, it's still an enjoyable read. If you like gentle women's fiction dealing with friendship and family, you'll love Here's to Friends!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Decades later, they're all back home in Clifden and reinventing their lives, but the holidays bring a whole new set of challenges. Abby’s new B&B is getting bad reviews and husband Paul is acting strange. Still grieving for her mom, Caroline is remodeling the family home, but boyfriend Mitch keeps pressuring her to go away with him. Artist Marley, distracted by a friend's family drama (and a touch of jealousy), can't find her creative groove. And Janie’s drug-addicted daughter has just appeared up on her doorstep! When a long-planned New Year's cruise turns into a bumpy ride, they learn once again that, in your fifties, friends aren’t just for fun—they're a necessity!
If you would like to read the first chapter of Here’s to Friends, go HERE.