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How Many of These Dating Rules Have You Broken?1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust Your Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, theHow Many of These Dating Rules Have You Broken?1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust Your Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe.Years later, the rules seem to have worked . . . until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage.Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested. Is it possible to find true love, when you're breaking all the rules?...

Title : One Good Friend Deserves Another
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ISBN : 9781455500307
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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One Good Friend Deserves Another Reviews

  • Sharon
    2018-11-19 15:30

    I won this book on Goodreads! Very nice, light chick-lit... Everyone deserves a good friend or 3. Dhara, Kelly, Wendy, and Marta are a trip. They have dating rules that they expect each other to follow or you may end up in the middle of an intervention but you see, they were just watching out for each other. Here's a list of their rules that I grabbed from Goodreads because I could only remember 3 or 4:1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust Your Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.So will you still get the happily-ever-after if the rules are broken? This is a story about life and what it means to be a good friend no matter what. Definite recommend.

  • Praggya
    2018-12-09 20:40

    I got this as part of GoodReads First Reads giveaway. I had to rate this book as just okay. I felt like the characters acted like like they were in their early to mid twenties and not late 30s. (view spoiler)[ (pre-marital affair, hooking up with an ex at your best friend's engagement party)(hide spoiler)] Also having graduated from a Seven Sisters school (of which Vassar is a member), the friendships seemed a bit disingenuous to me. It feels like the author was more trying to fulfill a checklist of formulaic character requirements (the Asian one, the rich one, the poor one, the Latina) instead of writing meaningful personalities. There was also quite a lot of repetition of random details (view spoiler)[ like how many times do we need to read that Kelly was abandoned on the Gloucester Mass. firehouse steps?(hide spoiler)]Overall, I thought this was a combination of a Degrassi Junior High episode with an Afterschool Special crossed with a pinch of wannabe Seven Sisters.

  • Maureen Kilroy Furtado
    2018-12-11 12:41

    Stand back Jennifer Weiner! Watch out, Emily Giffin! Lisa Verge Higgins is taking the contemporary women's lit genre by storm! After reading her book, "The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship", I was sure that was as good as this genre could get. Boy was I wrong! "One Good Friend" left me wanting even more. Four college friends bond later in life with these simple dating rules.1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust Your Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.Will they be able to adhere to the rules? Friendships will be put to the test.Lisa's typically witty writing style makes what would normally be a typical chick-lit book warm and charming and something that all women can relate to.

  • Katrina
    2018-12-09 12:49

    First Read Win!! So I finally got it and read it. It was a wonderful read. The power of friendship in this book, makes me hope I can get a close group of friends like this. I insist everyone read it if they are looking for a sweet, funny and charming book. Amazing.

  • Heather
    2018-11-28 16:45

    This book is all about love, relationships, friendships, and the difficult decisions women have to make. It's Sex in the City meets Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. Good little book.

  • PaulaPhillips
    2018-11-24 18:32

    I think it's because I never really had the closeknit group of girlfriends growing up as we always moved from place to place but I love reading novels with a strong female friendship connection. Women who have known each other for over twenty years and are still friends and they are still there for each other and their friendships are concrete, they never waiver. In the novel we meet best friends since college - Kelly , Dhara , Wendy and Marta , when in college over a weekend of heartbreaks , romantic disasters the foursome developed "The Dating Rules" , a set of six rules that they were to never break in order to perfect their happiness and the perfect relationship. Now years later, the rules are starting to fail as each of them have broken one of the 6 rules. Rule #1 ) Choose your own man - Dhara the only Indian in the group , was in love with Cole but when problems arose she ran the opposite direction , now with her biological clock ticking and the fear of being an old spinster - she has asked her parents to arrange an marriage for her. Will she go through with the marriage to Sudesh or will she discover that her heart is really yearning for Cole ? Find out which path Dhara will take and with a few unhelpful interventions with her friends.Rule #2 and #5 ) Make sure your friends approve and Never make the same mistake twice - For Kelly has a secret , she has been secretly dating Wendy's brother Trey -knowing that her friends wouldn't approve they have been doing it in private but now Trey wants things to be made public , what will the reactions of Kelly's friends be ? and back in college Kelly dated Trey once and all was going well until he publicly humiliated her by posting about their conquests. Will Kelly follow rule #5 and depart ways with Trey or will her heart be too willing to give him another shot ?Rule #4)- Trust your instincts is about to shed some light into Marta's life as for the past months her boyfriend Carlos has been shady and not wanting to take the next step in their relationship, he also keeps making excuses not to introduce her to his family. What happens when Marta walks in on Carlos skyping a woman who turns out to be his wife ? Has Marta taken the role of being a mistress ? Will she continue to play the part or will she trust her instincts and move on ?Rule #3 and #6) No one night stands and after a break-up , wait six months before dating again. Wendy is about to get married and with her wedding coming up quickly, her mind shouldn't be wandering but when she meets artist Gabriel, she is reminded of the "real" Wendy. Will she break rule #3 or will she do the right thing and break her engagement off with Parker ? Should Wendy choose Parker or Gabriel ? A fun novel that will have all in an uplifiting mood :)

  • Monique Mulligan
    2018-11-30 13:54

    Full review at http://writenotereviews.wordpress.com...Reading this book, I did have a couple of issues. One Good Friend Deserves Another jumps from one person’s story to another, with brief flashbacks to that weekend when the rules were created. The flashbacks didn’t work for me at all. I found them confusing and vague and didn’t feel that they added a lot to the story. They were supposed to give context, to explain why the “rules” were made, but I was more interested in why the four women, from such different backgrounds, became friends in the first place. That wasn’t really explained … they just were. Another thing that stood out for me was the focus on “interventions” – it’s quite an American concept. As an Aussie reader, I didn’t quite get why these women, well-meaning as they were, thought it necessary to interfere (interfere/intervene, you say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to) as a group. It’s not the sort of action I can relate to or see happening often here. Finally, the characters seemed much younger than the mid-30s they were supposed to be. None were married or had children, which seemed a bit unrealistic for that age group. I didn’t have this sense that these women were close in age to me, as they were supposed to have been.Setting those issues aside, One Good Friend Deserves Another was a nice enough read. It’s light and easy to read – a good book for those times when you want something that doesn’t tax you too much. The characters were likable enough, the situations the women found themselves in were believable enough, and their friendship, well let’s just say they’re lucky to have such strong and abiding connections with each other. All in all, it was, as I said, nice enough. Just not fantastic. It’s one of those books that you enjoy reading at the time, but forget about soon after. What I won’t forget is the poignant reminder that some friends are worth more than gold. I do think women need other women in their lives – more on my thoughts about that here.The other thing I’ll point out is that all four of the women were relatively independent and well-educated, and the group represented a diverse mix (if politically correct) of cultures. Each of them had issues/hang-ups to do with their upbringing and/or familial expectations. As I read, I was glad they had such good friends to back them up, boost them and make them laugh.

  • Christina (Reading Extensively)
    2018-11-17 15:51

    One Good Friend Deserves Another is not just a book about romantic entanglements. At its core is the strong bond of friendship between the main characters. I liked that the book is told through the perspectives of each of the women. It really adds to our understanding of the characters and their struggles. Another plus for me was the age of the characters. It was nice (as someone in her mid 30s) to read about women in their late 30s who still haven't gotten it all figured out yet. My favorite characters are Dhara and Kelly. At times I was frustrated with Kelly's decisions but I thought it made her seem more real and I liked that she is an imperfect character. Dhara was easy to relate to and I enjoyed reading about her family and could understand the pressure she faced with the arranged marriage and making the right choice for herself. I liked Wendy and Marta as well though I thought the author did a better job with the chapters from Dhara and Kelly's perspectives.At times it seemed that there was a lot going on in the story but the overall theme of friendship and support was always there. At the end of the novel, all of the characters have shown some growth and I liked that there are some open endings. I am glad that the book wasn't entirely predictable as well. There is romance but the focus is on the friendships and how the characters have been there for each other even when it is hard to do. I would suggest this book to readers who enjoy reading books with strong female friendships and a chick lit tone.

  • Cherry (_forevermint)
    2018-12-04 14:45

    I've finally finished it! I'm glad I kept reading till the end because to be honest the beginning completely lost me. I felt there were too many characters, too many names to keep track off. It wasn't until the middle when I began to have clearer, distinct pictures of each of the women and the men they were involved in. I think my favorite character was probably Kelly, just because she stood out the most to me. I didn't think she would be tough enough to walk away from Trey, but I'm glad she did. Who knows though if they get together in the far distant future. Dhara would have to be my next favorite; I'm glad she decided to marry Desh. That was a nice plot twist. The rest of the girls were fairly interesting as well. I feel like as the reader I didn't get to know Marta as well as the other girls.Overall, it was an okay book. I feel like there was just too many characters and the book just touched on the surface of each of their stories. Some people might really like that, but personally, I didn't like it all that much. Maybe it's because I've been reading the book over such a long period that its effects have faded and its no longer as good as I thought it was. I would still recommend this book to those who enjoy reading about friendships though, no doubt.

  • Holly
    2018-12-04 20:28

    I won this book for free from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This was my first time reading anything by this author. This book was enjoyable but not overly impressive. The relationship between the four friends and their struggles with romantic relationships was interesting. However, some of the language in the book and the metaphors the author used bothered me. I felt the author was trying to take a basic romance type novel and make it into a literary masterpiece; which this book definetly is not. If you have read and enjoyed books by Lisa Verge Higgins in the past then I am sure you would enjoy this one because I have the feeling her books possess much of the same qualities and flow. By far not a bad read but also not one I would rave about or encourage friends to read.

  • Kris
    2018-11-17 19:40

    Just won this book! Can't wait to read it! Update! This was a first reads give away. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were all unique and diverse. Best friends are those we treasure and that was a message the author was successfully able to display. At times, it was a little tricky to decipher between flashbacks and present day, however it didn't distract me too much. A great beach read about friends that have been through good times and bad times. I was hoping it would have a happy ending and it did in the way the author intended it to be. The women found themselves and their voices.

  • Joyce
    2018-11-23 14:35

    Enjoyed this book remind me of how my group of best friends are always there for me. Not to make decisions but stand by me in all my decisions without judging. Accepting me the way I am. Thank The Lord for them.

  • Laura Mulholland
    2018-12-01 14:49

    good, fun book - keeps you on the edge of your seat because the chapters rotate through the friends ... another good beach read!

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-27 17:52

    Totally a chick novel. Enjoyed the roller coasters amongst 4 girlfriends but was left at end feeling there was few loose ends. Who cares! I finished one more book! 10 to go before 2013!

  • Duveen
    2018-11-12 14:39

    I liked this book ... it was an easy summer read. Fun, interesting, and it didn't require a great deal of thought :)

  • RoseAnn DeFranco
    2018-12-11 18:46

    Lisa Verge Higgins weaves a deeply moving portrait of friendship and the many different paths to truth and happiness.

  • Randy Briggs
    2018-12-10 15:45

    Absolutely marvelous novel about the power of friendship. Read it. I insist.

  • Kassandra
    2018-11-19 13:34

    *********FIRST-READS WINNER**************Four Best Friends have experienced bad relationships and they decide to come up with six dating rules. They promise each other to follow these rules so they will not get their hearts broken again.1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust You Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating AgainDhara is a doctor who comes from a Hindu family, where tradition and custom run deep inside their core. Her family has arranged her to marry a man, Desh, that has the same tradition and custom as her family. Dhara has already broken rule number one in the six dating rules. Will she marry Desh or will she break her family's tradition in marrying a Hindu man?Kelly was born in a low class family, and she has grown up to work in a big industry that has to do with technology. When she was a senior her heart was broken by Trey, her best friends brother, who just used her. The last time Kelly sees Trey she forgave him for what he did to her, but she did not know that seeing Trey would affect her in wanting to be with him again. Will Kelly develop a relationship with Trey without having her heart broken like last time?Marta is a busy, independent woman that does not know how to make a relationship work. With Marta being a lawyer it takes up most of her time, and she is a woman that loves to go by the day planner. Marta keeps a plan for everything in her life, even on how she wants her relationship to work out. But once she finds out that she has been deceived by her boyfriend, Carlos, she becomes desperate on finding a great man that will follow her relationship plan. Marta will soon realize that maybe having a plan for everything is not such a great idea, and that some things just need to fall into place in their own pace.Wendy comes from a wealthy family that want her to represent the image of a wealthy lady. Wendy has finally grown up to be the women her mother has always wanted her to be. Wendy is engaged with Parker, a wealthy man, which she has known since they were children. But in the museum Wendy meets Gabriel, an aspiring painter, who reminds her of everything that she used to be. Now, Wendy has to decide if she wants to marry Parker and become what her mother wants her to be, or not marry Parker and return to what she used to be. One Good Friend Deserves Another exceeded my expectations, because I never thought that it was going to be this amazing! The author gives us four very different points of views in what her main characters experience in their relationships. Each characters voice is different from each other, because of the authors use of language. I really enjoyed reading this book, because it was not just emotional it was funny is some parts as well.I recommend everyone to read this book during the summer, because it is a really fast read. Another great idea would be to get a group of friends to read this book with you, because you can definitely feel the sense of friendship in the book. It will bring you and your girlfriends together!

  • Jackie
    2018-12-10 16:29

    My blog for Book Reviews! I received this book courtesy of First Reads!I don't know about guys, but I know girls analyze every little detail when it comes to dating. (At least, in my own personal experiences and my girls!) Every girl who has ever had her heartbroken to millions of pieces knows that we wallow in self-pity and try to figure out what went wrong. But really, the best thing that a girl can do during a heartbreak... call on the troops of your best friends.Best friends Wendy, Kelly, Dhara, and Marta have rules when it comes to relationships. 1. Choose your own man (Dhara's family believes in arranged marriages)2. Make sure your friends approve (This means: Don't sleep with your friend's brother)3. No One-Night Stands (Because those are always messes... especially if you're a virgin)4. Trust your instincts (If he seems wrong, he probably is)5. Never make the same mistake twice (Let the ex remain an ex)6. After a break-up, wait six months before dating again (Rebounds are not the answer)Really, what is the purpose of rules other than to go around breaking them? And really, that's what these girls do best. It's a sad train-wreck to watch with these girls because you know that they're going to screw up, and you just KNOW that people are going to get hurt... but you have to keep reading. Because you have to know the gossip. And then you have to intervene because you do not want your best friend to end up with an embarrassingly large tattoo of her first's name on her tits. That's really what friends are for - to make sure you don't completely screw yourself.I definitely was compelled by the girls' stories; they drew me in for sure. And the endings were not exactly predictable, but the path getting there kind of was. I think the girls also go to show that sometimes friends can overstep boundaries. And really, yes, friends are there to make sure that you don't mess up too bad, but friends also need to let you make your own decisions. And really, that can be really hard for people to accept. In the end, the book is about relationships, and really, through the end of each one, the girls who have been there since day one, are the ones still standing when the dust settles.Overall, I did like the book. The flashbacks to the Weekend when the girls first created the rules really opened up the characters and why they acted a certain way in the present time of the book. However, a lot of loose ends were left. I feel that there could have been more to this. The internal struggles needed a little more addressing to make it seem complete. But really... it's a typical chick lit. It's not going to be a Nobel Peace, life-altering book. But it's worth the read.

  • Sasha
    2018-12-12 20:36

    Marta, Dhara, Kelly, and Wendy, all four of them friends since college, made an oath to follow the Rules of Relationships. Everything seems to be going smoothly until each of the four women undergoes tests that will strain their adherence to the rules… and their friendship. Each of them must face their challenges, but the aftermath changes them forever.When I first received this book from First Reads, I was judging from the cover that the main characters would be a little younger—in their twenties, perhaps, since the summary didn’t quite strike me as a young adult book. However, I was a bit surprised that the main characters were, in fact, in their late thirties. While this didn’t quite deter me from reading the book, it definitely put their struggles in perspective, because as high-powered working women, their experiences would very much differ from my own so far.Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy are all relatable and likeable characters. Diverse in every sense of the word, these four women form a cohesive unit that meshes together so easily that it’s no wonder that they became fast friends in college. I particularly liked the dynamic of their group, which was something I could definitely identify with when thinking about my own tight-knit group of friends.The problems that the four friends faced, while I’m sure that they were grave, didn’t really seem like a big deal to me. Okay, yes, affairs of the heart are tragic and definitely hurt the most out of all other types of hurt. This is clearly part of the reason why I generally avoid chick-lit—is it bad that I find stories like this rather… boring? However, I did find the emotion genuine and powerful enough to keep me interested in what happened to the four friends (despite myself!). I also appreciated the reality check that the book kept throughout—the endings were messy, like real life, and while the book ended on a hopeful note, there were still relationships left unresolved.While I couldn’t necessarily identify with any of the problems that these women were going through due to the fact that they were older, I could sympathize with the bonds of friendship and heartache that the four friends underwent throughout the course of the book. There was some pretty juicy drama, some kiss and tell details, and all the general affairs that you would associate with a chick literature. Overall, a fun, light chick-lit book.A copy of this book was provided for review via the Goodreads First Reads program.____For more book reviews, visit my blog The Bookshelf!

  • Amanda
    2018-11-26 20:30

    Book Synopsis from GoodReads:HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN?1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust Your Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe.Years later, the rules seem to have worked . . . until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage.Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested. Is it possible to find true love, when you're breaking all the rules?My Thoughts:Kelly, Marta, Dhara, & Wendy are three long time friends searching for love amid apparent chaos. The book jumps from one's story to the next then back again making it hard to keep up with at times. A confusing mix of nostalgia and present day. The ending leaves more to be desired. I read it all in one sitting but that was because I had to try to keep up with which was what and who went where with whom. Your here then your back in college with the girls and such-in-such is happening to them then your back in present day but you are someone else now. Very confusing. The concept was good and the characters were believable. I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads

  • Kelly
    2018-11-12 12:45

    My Rating: 3.0Obtained: Through Goodreads First Reads One Good Friend Deserves Another is a light, fluffy, fun chick-lit book to read. Even though I'm a teenager, and I think this book is aimed towards adults, I enjoyed reading it. I'll flip through the pages breathlessly, anticipating and enjoying all the drama and anxious to know how the book ends. Lisa Verge Higgins really knows how to write. She drop something shocking on readers at the end of one chapter - then in the beginning of the next chapter, change point of views to one of the other three best friends. Her technique in writing her book made me read on, wanting to know what happened to that particular character after that particular shocking scene. One thing I don't get is why the book is called One Good Friend Deserves Another. Sure, a main part of the book is about friendship, but if you think of the overall story and plot, it is mostly about the four best friends' relationship dramas and nothing else. And on an added note; I really hope Wendy gets her happily ever after (view spoiler)[(with Gabriel) (hide spoiler)]. They were so good together!ohdamnbooks: one good friend deserves another

  • Darkand
    2018-11-16 19:54

    When I got this book in the mail from the First Reads program, it caught my sister's eye so she borrowed it. I just got it back so I apologize for the delay in getting this review out.I thoroughly enjoyed this story of four friends who honestly care so much about each other that they don't flinch away from the hard truths. Their "interventions" may not have been traditional, but they were meant from the heart and I think that made all the difference. I understood each character and her own flaws as seen from the inside, out. Each woman came to their own epiphany in their own time and on their own terms but they all had each other to lean on and ask for advice.I was able to relate to the bonds of friendship that these women displayed. I feel like I have surrounded myself with similar friendships and I am totally grateful for them each and every day. It was nice to read a novel that embodies the spirit of courage and strength that every woman has, whether we choose to hide it deep inside, protecting and nurturing it until just the right time or we fling our arms open wide to show it to the whole world.I'm looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. ***FTC Advisory*** I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads program and have not received any compensation for this review.

  • Lorretta
    2018-12-07 14:31

    I received this through the GoodReads Giveaway.This was a very easy read. Curl up with some iced tea and the story will take you away for a few hours. We are introduced to four women. They are very different from each other, but they are best friends through thick and thin. One one announces her agreement to an arranged marriage, it seems as though all the rules are being broken. While Dhara gets ready for her wedding and come to grips that she is not marryng the man she though she loved, Marta finds out her lover is married AND has children. Wendy is supposed to be planning a wedding to Parker, but is filled with doubt and can't get Gabriel the artist out of her mind. Kelly is keeping an affair with Wendy's brother a secret from all of them. Each of them have to navigate their own hurdles and the way each bolsters up the other is inspiring.We would be lucky to have one friend that we can count on like that.

  • Katie Hilton
    2018-11-20 19:39

    *********This was a First Reads Giveaway******************I was hooked when reading the summary of the plot:HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN?1. Choose Your Own Man2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve3. No One-Night Stands4. Trust Your Instincts5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.This was a quick, pleasurable read for me. The characters were warm and adorable, and I enjoyed the fact that these group of girlfriends were highly educated :-) It was a happy coincidence that I began reading this book after returning from a trip to Comic-Con, as there is a scene in which Kelly's colleague returns from Comic-con and they all nerd out for a little bit.This books reminds me that having a diverse group of girl friends, no matter how much drama they can produce, is a necessary and special part of being a woman.Thanks again to Good Reads and Lisa Verge Higgins for giving me the opportunity to enjoy this book.

  • Roxanne
    2018-11-23 17:49

    Won this book in a Goodread's giveaway! Good light read, appropriate for a laid back afternoon at the pool or beach. Plot is centered on 4 30-plus single women, Wendy, Marta, Kelly & Dhara who have been best friends since college. The book is present day, but pulls from the past events in each women's life. They come from different backgrounds and cultures, have different personalities/lifestyles and are bonded together to provide support and advice based on six statements they created in college to guard each other's decision-making, particularly in the area of love and romance.I was impressed by the strength and endurance of their friendships to one another. I actually had a slow start becoming absorbed in the book, but as I got to know the women and what they faced individually and together, the book was quite enjoyable. Thanks so much for the read!

  • SharieCrimson
    2018-11-28 18:47

    I won this from Goodreads' First Reads.I'm not sure what I want to rate it. I thought it was an ok book, perfect for a beach read, but I don't want to give it two stars because that seems low. It kind of reminded me of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants without the pants and aimed at adults. It has four friends who lean on each other when each is going through difficult decisions/relationships.I liked the different cultures and backgrounds that were added in this book. I definitely learned more about the Indian culture and all about an arrhythmia. I also liked the "That Weekend" sections it tells more about their past because in the beginning I wasn't sure if I had started a sequel or not. All in all it's a good book for friends and sunny days out by the pool.

  • Janice
    2018-11-22 16:53

    I really enjoyed the friendships that the 4 characters shared. I liked the way they stayed close, encouraged each other, supported each other, and even when they let the other one know how wrong they were in their choices. I liked the idea of the "interventions" they would have when one of the four were about to make a bad choice and I liked the fact they respected each other. It was an easy-read book. It was an all around good book to read and enjoy! And, best of all it was sent to me FREE through one of Goodreads giveaway! Thank you Goodreads for the free giveaway and thank you Lisa Higgins for the enjoyment I received reading your book!

  • Maria Mitchell
    2018-12-09 16:32

    A great novel by author Lisa Verge Higgins about the values of maintaining true friendships. This novel featured longtime friends Marta, Kelly, Wendy, and Dhara. It mainly took place in the present with the woman in their late thirties, and sometimes featured flashbacks of the past. The four of them were very different characters and each lived very different lives. Each woman is going through either positive or negative romantic encounters. Along the way some relationships ended and some began but the novel was really about the four woman supporting each other always. It was a great read about friendships and love. I received this book for free through Goodreads Firstreads.

  • Santa
    2018-11-22 13:30

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. If you want to read a really good chic book, I would recommend this one. To be honest, at times it was hard to follow who all the characters were and how they all related to each other, but I got the hang of it. The story lines were predictable, but it was still a good read. I loved that even though they had all gone their separate ways after college, the four woman still maintained a strong friendship. I felt a little jealous of that and it got me thinking that maybe life doesn't have to get in the way of old friendships. LOVED the Satchmo reference.