When Girlfriends Break Hearts
written by Savannah Page
published by Pearls and Pages
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review her book. I happily accepted her request. I also featured Savannah Page on the blog a few months ago. She wrote a fantastic guest post. Check it out here. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had. I found When Girlfriends Break Hearts to be well-written, engaging, and a very good read start to finish.
The main character, Sophie, is one who likes order and control in her life. She soon learns that she cannot always have said order and control because life just doesn’t work that way…and she doesn’t even have kids yet! Then you really don’t have control or order! LOL Anyway…Sophie was in a tough spot, as were her friends, Claire, Lara, and Robin. In all of their positions, I don’t know what I would have done. You never truly know unless you are put in the situation.
Sophie was relateable. There were times that I wanted her to listen to Claire, Lara, and Pamela and heed their advice. There were times I agreed with her and wanted her to stick to her guns. There were times when she was very self-absorbed and blind to what was going on around her. But this is true with so many young women when they get their hearts broken by someone they thought was “the one.” I think most women have taken some of the same courses of action after getting their hearts broken and can relate to Sophie.
Claire is a wonderful best friend. Her relationship with Sophie is real. They don’t always get along. Sometimes they fight, yell, and get really angry with each other. Then they make up as true friends so often do. Lara is the older, wiser friend who is in a tough position. The other friends that make up their “sisterhood” – Jackie and Robin – round out this somewhat eclectic group of young women. They seem to make a good group of friends. And Pamela, the yoga instructor and mentor to Sophie, was a sweet woman.
I thought the message in this book was fantastic. It rings true. Good friends are so hard to find…especially loyal friends who will stand by you through anything. Forgiveness can save you and those who mean the world to you.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book to anyone who loves chick lit.
Will I read it again: I just may read this book again. I will definitely be reading When Girlfriends Step Up. I have to find out what happens next.
About the book – from the author: A novel about the bonds of friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the lessons you learn when you let go.
About the author: Savannah Page, a native southern Californian and University of Tulsa graduate, lives in Berlin with her husband. She is the author of the contemporary women’s fiction/chick lit book, When Girlfriends Break Hearts, and its sequel, When Girlfriends Step Up. She is also the author of Bumped to Berlin, a personal narrative and her first book. When the keyboard gets to cool, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Frasier re-runs, and Pilates.