Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Four Friends by Robyn Carr (CLOSED)

Title: Four Friends   
Author: Robyn Carr         
Published: March 2014, Harlequin MIRA   
Format: ARC, e-book, 384 pages    
Source: Netgalley via Little Bird Publicity   


Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair the damage. Always the anchor for friends and her three angst-ridden teenagers, it's time to look carefully at herself. The journey for Gerri and her family is more than revealing—it's transforming.

Andy doesn't have a great track record with men, and she's come to believe that for her a lasting love is out of reach. When she finds herself attracted to her down-to-earth, ordinary contractor—a man without any of the qualities that usually appeal to her—she questions everything she thought she wanted in life.

Sonja's lifelong pursuit of balance is shattered when her husband declares he's through with her New Age nonsense and walks out. There's no herbal tonic or cleansing ritual that can restore her serenity—or her sanity.

Miraculously, it's BJ, the reserved newcomer to Mill Valley, who steps into their circle and changes everything. The woman with dark secrets opens up to her neighbors, and together they get each other back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends.

My thoughts: I've been a fan of Robyn Carr's books for a while now. I've read all her Virgin River books and have read all the Thunder Point books that have been released to date. I've also read a few of her stand-alone books and know that when I pick up a book by this author, I'm going to enjoy it. I definitely wasn't disappointed with this one!

I loved that this dealt with four forty-something women. As much as I'm loathe to admit it, I am soon approaching this milestone and have come to appreciate reading about women in this age group. Three of the women find out that their marriages are not what they thought they were. One throws her husband out, one finds out her husband had an affair years ago, and one's husband walks out on her. It seems that this all transpires within a few weeks and for two of the women, they didn't even see it coming. 

I loved the friendship these women shared. In the beginning of the book, it was the three women who were best gal-pals, Gerri, Andi and Sonja, with BJ on the outside. But when one struggles, it takes the outsider to see it first, and then slowly she gets drawn into their group. As the friendship develops, secrets come out and those friendship bonds grow stronger.

This book deals with infidelity, domestic abuse, drug abuse, and teen sex. There are wonderful characters that you just can't help fall in love with, some sincere and caring, some even a bit quirky, but fun and real nonetheless.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS - CLOSED (US only) 
Thanks to Katie at Little Bird Publicity I have one copy of Four Friends to give away to my readers. 


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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends April 3rd. 


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16 comments

  1. I too am a bit of a Robyn Carr fangirl but I must confess that most of the standalone Robyn Carr books I have read have left me feeling a little underwhelmed, although to be fair most of those have been older books. Haven't read this one yet, but I will

    Please don't enter me in the giveaway.

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  2. I reviewed this one yesterday, I also loved the age of the women, can you recommend others? This was my first Robynn Carr, different from my norm, but I really enjoyed it.

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  3. I would love to read this! I like this author a lot!

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  4. I would enjoy this lovely book which sounds captivating and special. Thanks for this gvieaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for this great review and giveaway which interests me. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  7. My wife has been talking about this book and her birthday is next month. I think it would be fun to win her a copy, Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
    I tweeted a link as well: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/449698597177544705

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  8. Thank you a wonderful review and great giveaway.

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  9. I love Robyn's books. Especially the Virgin River series.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway; always enjoy Susan's books.
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  11. Sounds great. Thank you. jtretin at aol dot com

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  12. I like book with characters around my age. Although, I am wayyyy past 40. ;o) nisethusfarATyahooDOTcom

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  13. Am always happy when a new Robyn Carr book comes out.
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  14. I had forgotten my email so posted again and forgot to mention that. Sorry.
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