Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner + a Giveaway

Hi, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Helen Warner's The Story of Our Lives. Note there is a tour wide giveaway on this one, so be sure to read through to the end for the Rafflecopter.

Best friends Sophie, Emily, Amy, and Melissa have been thick as thieves since their college days. Now that they're all out on their own, and even though they do see each other occasionally, they've made a tradition of getting together for a girls' weekend each year.

But as the years go by and each of their lives becomes more complicated:

Emily has never come clean about her son's father and being a single parent becomes difficult when she's challenged in a way she never could have imagined.

Amy has met the perfect man, but it soon becomes clear to her friends that something isn't quite right in her home life.

Melissa has always been freewheeling and free spirited, but her drinking and drug use is a growing cause for concern for the others.

And Sophie, who seems to have it all, struggles to find happiness in her family and home life.

Warner begins this story of friendship with the girls' summer in 1997 and it's made clear in just a few pages how strong the bond is between the four girls. And though we're plopped into their lives post college, we do get pieces of their earlier story as the book progresses.

Each set of chapters is divided by a year, taking the story through to 2012. There are fights, break ups, make ups, babies, weddings, and all sorts of everything in between. It's literally, as the title suggests, the story of their lives!

Or at least a short story of their lives, obviously there's quite a bit before and quite a bit to come, all things considered.

I loved the friendship between these women. They each have their flaws and they each have their issues, but they work through a lot of those side by side, supporting one another in the way only the closest of friends and family can! There are ups and downs throughout the book, so it's not an all the time feel good read, but there is a satisfactory end that I think qualifies it as such - feel good.

As mentioned, there is a tour wide giveaway on this one. To enter, simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here. And for more on Helen Warner and her work, you can visit her website here.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

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