Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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When life gives you lemons, call your best girlfriends and whip up some lemon martinis. Such is the mantra for the Ladies' Society for the Conservation of Martinis, which was established after one fateful PTA meeting, when four young mothers-Lynne, Mary Kay, Beth, and Carol- discovered they had more in common than they ever thought possible. Meeting once a month, the women would share laughs and secrets and toast to their blossoming friendship with a clink of their sacred martini glasses. The Society was their salvation, their refuge, but when life-shattering circumstances force the group to dissolve, their friendship is never quite the same...until two years later, when a tragic event puts the Society back in session.

When Lynne passes away suddenly, she leaves behind one simple request: that her old friends sort through her belongings. Reluctantly, the women reunite to rummage through her closets. There's nothing remarkable; no kinky sex toys, no embarrassing diary. But buried deep within Lynne's lingerie drawer is an envelope addressed to the Society. And inside they find a letter that reveals a shocking secret and a final wish that will send the women on a life-changing journey...proving that nothing is more powerful than the will of a true girlfriend and a good, strong martini.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9780525952220
Branch Call Number: STRO
Characteristics: 294 p


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Oct 29, 2013

This book was exceptionally meaningful to me, since I have a very close circle of lady friends and we would likely do anything for each other. While not totally unpredictable, the stories revealing the inner workings of the character and even events at the end of the book, were somewhat of a surprise. I would suggest this book to any woman who has very close, very valued friends.

ChristchurchLib Sep 19, 2012

Mary Kay, Beth, Carol, and Lynne had bonded during PTA meetings and over martinis, but when Lynne dies, the remaining three find that she'd kept a huge secret from them - and had left instructions for them to correct her mistakes in a way she never could. Each of the women is battling her own crisis - an ailing father, a disintegrating marriage - but they all find that the opportunity for a midlife road trip on behalf of their friend is just what they need to cure what ails them. Pick this one up if you enjoy tales of friendship and life-changing journeys.

Listed in the Next Reads Fiction A to Z newsletter September 2012

ehbooklover Dec 05, 2011

A story of love, loss, and enduring female friendships. Great characters, a fun road trip full of laughs and martinis, plus a happy ending made for an enjoyable, light read.

debwalker Jul 28, 2011

An ideal summer read about friends, families and the untold things that hold them together.

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