Four friends. Twenty years. One powerful secret. Everyone remembers where they were on 31st August 1997, the day Princess Diana died. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa certainly do - a beautiful cottage in Southwold, at the start of an annual tradition to have a weekend away together.Every year since, the four best friends have come back together. But over time the changes in their lives have led them down very different paths. And its when those paths collide that the secrets theyve been keeping come tumbling out.One Day meets Big Little Lies in this unputdownable read about four friends, one long-buried secret and the histories we all share....
|Title||:||The Story of Our Lives|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||327 pages|
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The Story of Our Lives Reviews
This book reminds me of Sex and the City because it's about four close friends who met when they were young and maintain a close bond as the years pass, but instead of meeting every week for brunch, these women go away together for long weekends to hang out and catch-up with each other's lives.
Helen Warner did a wonderful job crafting each character in the novel. I feel like I know all the friends except Emily, but she's very private about her love life and doesn't share like the other three. I ...more
The Story of Us tells the story of four friends over the years. Sophie has a wonderful relationship but struggles with post-partum depression. Amy is in a perfect marriage - from the outside. Emily is a single mother raising her son alone. Melissa struggles with drinking and self esteem that leads her to choose the wrong men.
This book spans the years from 1997 to 2012. Each section begins with a quote about what is happening in the world at that time. Events like Princess Diana's death, the Que ...more
This is an immensely readable book. Well drawn characters as diverse as you are going to get within a friendship group who meet at university, stay close friends yet go their own paths in life.
Sophie: the sensible, grown up one who meets her Mr Right, Steve, at uni, gets a good job, buys a house and has a baby who she struggles to bond with. Always the voice of reason among the group.
Melissa, the party girl who gets an exciting job in the music industry after uni and is forever getting herself i ...more
A readable albeit predictable story of female friendship. Enjoyable light read.
I am a bit of a sucker for good women's friendship stories, especially when they span years or even decades and give you a front-row seat to see how different characters and their relationships grow and evolve. The Story of Our Lives covers the years between 1997 and 2007 in the lives of Sophie, Melissa, Amy and Emily, who became friends during their first year of university. The women gather annually for a 'girls' weekend away, where they reconnect and share (or don't share--there are some big ...more
A story of 4 friends, a story of friendship and family, a story haunted by secrets, a story of betrayal, a story of forgiveness, a story of reaffirmation of deep bonds
This book follows the lives of 4 women, best friends since college, the hills and valleys of their lives, their happiness and sadness, their actions and reactions. Cutting the core are the secrets which seems to abound in every chapter. Sophia, Melissa, Emily and Amy meet up for girls' weekend every year and we as readers get to kn ...more
2.5 STARS - The Story of Our Lives is a look at the friendships of four women. Readers get an inside look at their ups and downs when they meet up for their yearly girls' weekends over a period of twenty years.
This was an easy read that was more melodramatic than I had anticipated. The book deals with a lot of issues but maintains a light, soap opera feel to it as the characters are continually pummelled with heartbreak, illness, some happy times and a wallop of good old betrayal thrown in for g ...more
It started out slow and bit all over the place; after I invested a bit of time into it I became more engaged in the story. Boy was there loads of drama. And, the drama kept on coming even when you wanted to cover your eyes and will it to stop. (Why Emily, why?!)
The story follows four college friends that get together once a year- from college graduation throughout their 30's - for a best friends weekend. Marriages, divorces, affairs, children, bombshells, you name it: its all covered h ...more