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The Friendship Club

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I think if you are expecting virgin river, you will be disappointed. However, that’s not to say I didn’t like the book! Fits more into contemporary/women’s fiction- romance is more of a sub plot for me. The characters are well rounded, and I related to Marni. Mature women will appreciate this story in a sea of YA books out right now!

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Robyn Carr is one of my favorite authors. This book did not disappoint. The book centers on a group of four women who are all friends. Marni has her own cooking show, Ellen works with her, Sophia is their young intern and Bella is Marni's daughter. All four women face big challenges in their lives but their strong friendship helps them navigate the challenges. Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for the advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Marni has 3 friends and the 4 women are all in romantic slumps. Marni has been widowed and divorced and her friends feel it's time to date. It's easier to go along than to fight them. All 4 grow and become more confident as the book progresses. A nice light read that is more about friendship than romance. I like Robyn Carr's books. They always have great characters and good story lines.

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This is another good book from Robyn Carr. The story is about four friends. They are each in different stages of life, whether it be newly divorced, dating or married. All of the women find themselves at a crossroads, each navigating the challenges of dating, marriage, love and loneliness. At least they have their friendship. Friends take care of friends.

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This book was a great book on Friendly, family and loyalty. This is not really a full on romance book. It is a feel good book on 4 women and discusses all the strengths and weakness of them all.

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Robyn Carr consistently writes strong novels about female characters. The friendships she builds within her stories grow over time and you as a reader, find yourself wanting to grab a glass of wine and chime into the conversations.

Marni is the host of a cooking show and forms a group of friends who come to rely on each other, while simultaneously navigating life independently.

Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

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I think all women strive and long for the friendships found in The Friendship Club. At first, I almost bailed on this book, but I came back to it and I am so glad that I did. I loved all the characters and how they came together to support each other young and old.
Many issues such as abuse, pregnancy challenges and life are highlighted and I loved that the women supported and stood up for each other in each case.
The Friendship Club is a great read.

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Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.
Another awesome beach read from Carr. I love her books, this one included. The characters are relatable and the story itself is easy to follow.

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This was my first read by Robyn Carr. I’m a fan of the show Virgin River and so I thought I’d give her books a try. I wanted to finish it but finally DNFd at about 75%. I just don’t care how it ends (and can most likely predict it). I hate to be harsh but the dialogue was so awkward and some of the characters actions and advice to one another was like …?!?! Also, the cover is very misleading!

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The Friendship Club by Robyn Carr is a contemporary novel and it does have a touch of romance but really fits best in the women’s fiction category. The story in The Friendship Club really centers most on friendship and support while following a group of four women and telling their stories.

Marni McGuire is a celebrity chef in her mid fifties who has been married twice in her lifetime resulting in being widowed and divorced and feels as if she has been through it all. Marni keeps busy working most of the time with the help of her longtime friend, Ellen, who is happiest behind the scenes of the show and is also a widow.

Marni and Ellen both are happy with where they are in life but Marni has to do a lot of convincing of that fact with her daughter, Bella, who insists Marni needs to date. Bella is pregnant and confides in Marni that her marriage may not be as happy as she would like so she finds herself needing the women to lean on. Along with Marni, Ellen and Bella there is Sophie, who is interning for Marni who has found herself in a rocky relationship and needing the friendship all the women find with one another.

Robyn Carr is probably one of those authors that really doesn’t need an introduction to any fans of the women’s fiction genre but if you haven’t read her yet I would highly suggest doing so. This new novel is a good example of how deeply her stories are filled with family and friendship and it was so nice to see the characters supporting one another. All the characters in The Friendship Club had their own stories and unique situations that made getting to know them enjoyable and made the pages fly by. I know I will definitely return to this author in the future and recommend others do too.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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This book is perfection in showing the true bonds of freindship that can impact and enrich your life. I have always loved Robyn Carr books for a great romance but the friendships that were the center of this story were EVERYTHING! I loved how this brought together women of all ages. Marni, celebrity TV chef who is the center of bringing this group together. Ellen, Marni's assistant and best friend who's been with her for 20 years who has caught the eye of her neighbor. Bella, Marni's daughter who is pregant and wondering about her marriage. Sophia, the beautiful young college student who finds herself in the sites of a stalker. And Marni finds herself forming a friendship that becomes more with Sam, Sophia's father. Each woman's story is wonderfully written and connected so brilliantly.

I think I'm in my "friendship era" and this was the best addition to it.

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Robyn Carr does it again! 5 stars all the way. Marnie is going through a lot and connects with her friends through the pain and turmoil. I hope if I’m ever going through anything at this age, I have friends that help me through this, or I’ll just re-read this book. Thank you to Robyn Carr and the publisher of the book for the copy of this book.

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I love reading Robyn Carr’s books because you always know what you are going to get. Small towns, great characters and heart. I felt like the ladies in this book were my friends and I was experiencing everything right there with them.

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Robyn Carr is one of my favorite authors. I first became hooked when I binged her Sullivan’s Crossing series. She is so talented with developing the best relationships between her characters.

This book focused on two widows and an assortment of their friends and family who adored them. I loved how they’d all congregate at Marni’s house when they needed support.

While I enjoyed this book as a Mom in her late 30’s, I could see this being even more relatable to women in their 50’s and 60’s who had experienced many of the things that Ellen and Marni had. There was a fantastic theme throughout if not giving in to the idea of life having already passed the main characters by.

I cannot wait to see what this amazing author gifts us with next!

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I would recommend Robyn Carr's new book, The Friendship Club. She is one of my favorite author. Wonderful story for everyone to enjoy. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely. Happy reading!

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This was a cute book by an all time fave, Robyn Carr. Was there an HEA? Absolutely. Did she create incredibly realistic characters? Also yes.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this book!

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Since Robyn Carr is one of my all-time favorite authors, this book was a must read.

This story is about 4 woman who are wonderful friends and lean on each other for good and bad and although they have their own secrets, they learn lessons from one another.

The women in this book ultimately took a chance to find their HEA.

Bella was a total hot mess and although she drove her mother and husband crazy, things worked out for her in the end.

Of course, since this is a romance book, there is always a HEA, it's just the journey you get to go on to get there and I definitely enjoyed the book and the journey.

5 stars

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. First, I want to say that this cover is deceiving. Not once do the three women in this story sit in a pool together. I felt like the story could use a better cover. Regardless of the cover, I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the supporting characters. I felt like this could be an honest group on women as opposed to the Hallmark version of women and relationships often found in romance books.

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Marni has had a cooking show for years and a group of friends as they change and grow. ARC from NetGalley.

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This is a wonderful book about 4 women and the support and love they share. They each have baggage and dilemmas that keep them from exploring a future. Each helps the others see how strong they are alone but how friendship and motherhood can bolster that strength.

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