Ready for a fresh start, Allison Parker moves back to her hometown in the suburbs of New York. While she’d once savored the dynamic pace of city life, sadly, it lost its allure after her husband’s untimely death. Now, ready to focus on her art career accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Logan, Allison doesn’t anticipate that her past will resurface. When the wife of her husband’s best friend from summer camp takes her under her wing, things begin to spin out of control.
At one time, Charlotte Crane thought she had it all—a devoted husband, a beautiful little girl, and enough financial security to never have to worry. But behind her perfect facade lie a strained marriage and a fractured relationship with her sister. When new girl Allison arrives in Wincourt, Charlotte welcomes the chance to build a friendship. Before long, Charlotte begins to see her life through Allison’s eyes, and the cracks in her seemingly flawless existence become impossible to ignore.
As Allison heals from the loss of her husband—even wondering if she might be ready to date again—Charlotte feels more distant from her loved ones than ever before. The emerging friendship between the two women appears to be just the antidote both of them so desperately need…until everything falls apart.
REVIEW: When Allison Parker’s husband was killed in a horrendous bus crash, she lost her very best friend. However, she still had her son to whom she gave birth after her husband’s death. For quite a number of years the two of them lived in their apartment in the city where Allison felt secure. Her husband’s family helped them out financially, in addition to the money Allison made from paintings she did for people on consignment.
When her parents talked her into moving back to her hometown, she was not sure that would be a good choice, however her new home near her loving parents has proven to be a wonderful choice. Her son is settled into a new school and is very happy.
As Allison renews old friendships with school mates and their spouses, she finds some great people. One old friend of hers and her husband’s is Charlie Crane, a wealthy man with a great job, a beautiful wife, Charlotte, and a daughter. Allison gets along well with Charlotte and her sister, Elizabeth and they become good friends. As Allison begins to get back into life, things aren’t always a happy as they may first appear in the lives of her new friends. In addition, a friend from the past is very intriguing and reawakens feelings she thought to be long gone.
This is a story of the lives of women that aren’t always as perfect as they may first appear to be. It’s also about how the cattiness and jealousy of some women can truly damage a friendship.
This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed it very much. I look forward to reading even more from her.
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