I received a copy of The Story Of Our Lives by Helen Warner from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. This book follows four college friends through the years after university graduation. Each year, they meet up in a different location and the book gives a look back on that past year.
“Every year they have met up for a vacation, but their time away is much more than just a bit of fun. Over time, it has become a lifesaver, as each of them struggles with life’s triumphs and tragedies. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa have been best friends since they were girls. They have seen each other through everything—from Sophie’s private fear that she doesn’t actually want to be a mother despite having two kids, to Amy’s perfect-on-the-outside marriage that starts to reveal troubling warning signs, to Melissa’s spiraling alcoholism, to questions that are suddenly bubbling up around the paternity of Emily’s son. But could a lie that spans just as long as their friendship be the thing that tears them apart?”
Because of the book’s description, I knew from the start that there was a lie that could threaten the friendship between the women, but I did not realize what the hidden secret was until just before it was revealed, and that was much towards the end of the book. Before that revealing moment, the woman had their share of troubles and were always there for one another. That is why it is almost surprising to see their initial reactions to the ultimate reveal!
The time jumps in the story were a little hard to follow, but that is my only complaint about this book. I enjoy stories about women’s friendships and this one is no exception!
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