Friday, February 5, 2016

Best friends forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

4 Star

Angry arguments between Celine Richardson and Keith, her husband of twelve years, have become common over the past several months. 

She resents that he's working very long hours and staying out, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. The situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer and Keith moves out. Even more heartbreaking is how their ten-year-old daughter, Kassie, is affected. Celine's only comfort is her best friend, Lauren, who's there for her every step of the way. Even when Keith decides he's made a mistake, begs forgiveness, and asks to come back home. 

Now, Celine will be forced to make tough decisions, and for the first time in her life, she wants to give up. Lauren vows to help by any means necessary and makes the kind of sacrifice only a best friend can. But will it be too late?

Sabrina-Kate - 4 Star

I really enjoyed this book. Knowing that this was a smaller book, I picked it up one day, suspecting that I could get through it in a day or two. Luckily this was during the holiday period, because I felt myself drawn into the topics addressed in this book and I really could not put it down. I finished it in one day, practically in one sitting, and I did not regret taking the time to read through this genuinely touching story. The story of Celine and the breakdown of her marriage as well as her serious illness, was a story that touched me deeply. I could not imagine the depths of strength it would take for her to survive all of these hardships and continue to care for her daughter at the same time.

The story was short and definitely had its sweet moments. I had not yet heard of this author before, but have come to learn that she has many other stories and books. The cover art was definitely an appealing part of reading this book. I truly enjoyed looking at it every time I saw the cover. It also was an apt symbol for what the story was essentially about – friends supporting each other through difficult times.

Uplifting, heartfelt and inspiring, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a little bit of a cry while being encouraged through a tough spot.

Thank you to Hachette Books for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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