by Cecelia Galante
Publisher: William Morrow
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Fourteen years later, Nora is living a quiet, single life working in the local library. She is content to focus on her collection of "first lines" (her favorite opening lines from novels) and her dog, Alice Walker, when out-of-the-blue Ozzie calls her on her thirty-second birthday. But after all these years, Ozzie hasn't called her to wish a happy birthday. Instead, she tells Nora that Grace attempted suicide and is pleading for The Invisibles to convene again. Nora is torn: she is thrilled at the thought of being in touch with her friends, and yet she is hesitant at seeing these women after such a long and silent period of time. Bolstered by her friends at the library, Nora joins The Invisibles in Chicago for a reunion that sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will change each of their lives forever.
Kritters Thoughts: Four women who were thrust together into a girls home in high school made a big impact on each other and then departed and 15 years later are reuniting to help one recover. Each of these women had a horrible home life which led them all to the girls home and it was interesting to see how each of them reacted to the negative home life and the lack of parents in their developing years.
With most of the action taking place in the present as these women reunited, I enjoyed the few moments that took the action back into the past to see how this foursome was created and then how they grew to depend on each other. I also loved finding out what events took place to put these four girls into the home in the first place. I always love reading books where friends are family and if you don't have a great family life you kind input friends to make a family unit.
This was a road trip and friendship book combined and I loved most of it, but there were a few moments where the action sort of stalled and I wanted to pick up. I didn't rate it a full five stars because it felt a little long at moments, but the overall story, concept and themes really made it a four star book for me.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.