About 2 years ago I had not read a single book by Melody Carlson, now I have read a whole stack of them. Some I have loved, some I have liked, some have been okay - this one I really liked.
We open at a high school reunion where everyone is getting reacquainted. Because of a tragedy 4 ladies are brought together and realize that even though they hardly spoke during high school, they were the "Four Lindas" in elementary school. That is because they were in the same class and all had the first name Linda, so they all went by their middle names instead. All these years later, they all still go by their middle names, but they reconnect as friends at a time in their lives when they all really need one. Each chapter rotates from one Linda's perspective to another's so we follow all four of them equally. A well balanced way to see how they are all progressing. Big changes are in store for all of them, but whoever said you can't go home might just be wrong.
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
Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast lived four Lindas—all in the same first-grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. But that was forty-seven years and four very different lives ago. Now a class reunion has brought them all together in their old hometown—at a crossroads in their lives.
Janie is a high-powered lawyer with a load of grief. Abby is a lonely housewife in a beautiful oceanfront empty nest. Marley is trying to recapture the artistic free spirit she lost in an unhappy marriage. And the beautiful Caroline is scrambling to cope with her mother’s dementia and a Hollywood career that never really happened. Together, they’re about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful life has second acts … and friendship doesn’t come with a statue of limitations.
If you would like to read the first chapter of As Young As We Feel, go HERE.
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