The Story of Our Lives
by Helen Warner
Pub Date 13 Feb 2018
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Every year they have met up for a vacation, but their time away is much more than just a bit of fun. Over time, it has become a lifesaver, as each of them struggles with life’s triumphs and tragedies.
Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa have been best friends since they were girls. They have seen each other through everything—from Sophie’s private fear that she doesn’t actually want to be a mother despite having two kids, to Amy’s perfect-on-the-outside marriage that starts to reveal troubling warning signs, to Melissa’s spiraling alcoholism, to questions that are suddenly bubbling up around the paternity of Emily’s son. But could a lie that spans just as long as their friendship be the thing that tears them apart?
‘A moving and compelling journey through the highs and lows of female friendship – just fabulous!’ -Sharon Osbourne
real page-turner that perfectly captures the power of friendship to get you
through the worst of times. Would make a great movie!" -Pierce Morgan (Good Morning Britain)
funny and compelling; novels delving into the complexities of female friendship
don’t come much better than this." - Jane Moore (The Sun & Loose Women)
Booklist: “Warner uses a realistic tone in this debut novel, and she keeps the pages turning without being bogged down by minutiae. Over the course of 20 years, each secret is revealed, but Warner leaves the deepest one until the very end. With a story full of lies, betrayals, deception, and infidelity, readers won’t be able to get enough of this story, particularly the final revelation and conclusion. This book will be at home in public libraries where women’s fiction with a focus on female friendships is popular.”
Library Journal: “Told year by year for 20 years, Warner’s character-driven novel follows the growth of four women. The characters are realistic and well developed, flawed, and easy to distinguish. The intense portrayal of modern life, women’s friendships and problems may satisfy fans of Debbie Macomber or Alice Adam’s Invincible Summer.”