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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Alice Monroe Narrator: Deanna Hurst Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty, and understanding.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Fetterly | 2/20/2014

    " Chick Lit. Find out which character you are most like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendall | 2/14/2014

    " Definitely aimed for Women older than their 40s. It was a great book just not for someone in their 20s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 2/12/2014

    " Great book. I believe it was so detailed in their personal lives, that I would have thought it would have ended with more detail as well! Overall interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 2/8/2014

    " I liked this more than I thought I would. It is a well-crafted story of five women's entwined lives, the sisterhood of deep friendship. I started a book club years ago with some of my best friends and we still cherish the time together whether we've read the chosen selection or not. Books are a wonderful catalyst for discussion and growth, ever deepening our friendships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoy this read. I love the women's lives and their changing outlooks of life while maturing beautifully. We all hope to live long enough to get. Why not enjoy it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ina | 2/5/2014

    " I stumbled upon this book while performing collection development tasks (weeding) at one of our local branches. It was a quick read, but a bit too predictable and the characters were a bit to stiff and stereotypical. It did have an uplifting ending, so it wasn't all bad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 1/31/2014

    " The is my favorite Mary Alice Monroe book. Explores friendships with books. What more could one ask for! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/18/2014

    " The epilogue was the best part...too bad I had to read through the other stuff to get to it. I would give it 2.5 stars, just ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/6/2014

    " Nice summer read. I really enjoyed the lives and challenges of the characters. Makes you appreciate your girl friends.BTW - this was an audiobook, and the narrator was great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathee | 1/2/2014

    " Plot and character development picked up some toward the end but characters still felt flat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 12/28/2013

    " I only read it because it was about suburban Chicago, and even some of that I felt the author missed out on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pragna | 12/23/2013

    " A heartwarming and touching book of five women who all faced a crossroad in their lives. Keep Kleenex close by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Brown | 12/22/2013

    " A great way to start up a book club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/11/2013

    " life turns bookclub members into long lating friends,watch how these women change and grow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Dotson | 11/18/2013

    " pretty darned boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Birgit | 11/14/2013

    " Nice bit of predictable chic lit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 9/23/2013

    " So far so good, started off with a death and that generally is a good starting place for me. I have also always wanted to be in a book club with good friends, maybe this will give me the gusto to create/join/go for it already. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Astor | 9/6/2013

    " A great book about the value of friendship during tough times in one's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 6/19/2013

    " What a great story of friendship! As usual, Mary Alice Monroe has written an engaging tale with well developed unforgettable characters! A nice easy read! I hated to see it end. I felt like I had become a member of "The Book Club"! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Peake | 12/17/2012

    " I loved all these strong women in the book. When they decided to read the Bible I thought OMG are there gonna be fire works. Don't discuss the Bible or Politics at most book club meetings. But the book sort of just skipped over that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Didier | 12/11/2012

    " I thought I would enjoy it more than I did. It is a little too sweet for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/11/2012

    " I just finished listening to this audiobook and I loved it. It reminded me of the special relationships I have in my life and it made me grateful for my circle of friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Hadley | 8/2/2012

    " Enjoyed this book about friendship and a book club. Some of the characters reminded me of people in my book club, seems every book club needs the out spoken personality to keep it lively. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenine | 7/19/2012

    " eh, twas ok. had to finish cuz i KNOW the location of the characters HAD to be oak park/river forest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 4/10/2012

    " Made me wish I was in a book club! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 9/15/2011

    " very well-done women's fiction "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jobie | 8/3/2011

    " Trite. Couldn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summerlove | 4/27/2011

    " I really enjoy this story and the characters. A fast read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/31/2011

    " A great book about the value of friendship during tough times in one's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 3/28/2011

    " Loved, loved, loved this story of 5 middle aged friends. Each weathers a crisis and finds personal growth.
    Easy to read but tres entertaining. I'll try more by this author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dara | 3/10/2011

    " Couldn't get through it, sorry:( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Reading Cove | 2/11/2011

    " 27th: THE BOOK CLUB - Mary Alice Monroe
    Trivia Winner - Katie

    ~COVE OPINION: B, Great story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edie | 10/29/2010

    " The first book I ever read by her. She is great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenine | 8/27/2010

    " eh, twas ok. had to finish cuz i KNOW the location of the characters HAD to be oak park/river forest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 7/5/2010

    " Enjoyed this book about friendship and a book club. Some of the characters reminded me of people in my book club, seems every book club needs the out spoken personality to keep it lively. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 6/28/2010

    " Really liked this book. It dragged a little through the middle, but the characters all came together at the end. This book is going on my shelf to maybe read again at a different point in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mich | 3/13/2010

    " LOVED this book!
    i didnt want it to end and when it did end, the epilogue was the BEST!
    would recommend it as a great chick read-nothing deep, just a good entertaining story. i think i like this author as much as hilderbrand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/5/2010

    " Prompted a lively book club discussion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/9/2010

    " Character development was a little lop-sided. Some of the more interesting characters were not developed while she spent most of her time telling the story of the divorced / widowed. Somewhat predictable and all plot lines were finished oh so neatly at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/7/2010

    " A nice book about women's challenges and friendships. Light reading. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children’s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer’s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today, and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.

About the Narrator

Deanna Hurst is an actress, voice-over artist, and singer-songwriter. She has performed on stages throughout the United States, and her television credits include Judging Amy, Hunter, and Silk Stalkings. She has voiced hundreds of commercials for radio and television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.