The Best of Us
An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news... show more
An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And, finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage. Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends—and herself.
Publish date: April 9th 2013
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
This was an interesting book on friendship, love, trust, and betrayal all wrapped up in a tropical celebration. A good beach or bath read.
This book was great! The characters were so real, I totally got sucked into the book and I lived many lives in the day and a half it took me to read it! The characters would absolutely resonate with so many women (and men), even those of us who would choose to deny it.Sarah Pekkanen did a great job ...
The Best of Us by Sarah PekkanenPauline was so happy to be pulling off her husbands big birthday party. A week in Jamaica for them and his other college friends and their spouses. In total 6 people.Savannah was to bring Gary but she hadn't told anybody they were getting a divorce. He had found a you...
First, THANK YOU Atria books for providing me with an ARC of The Best of Us! Pekkanen is one of my favorite authors for a reason. She is magnificent at writing women – all women (and that is not to say she only writes women – all of her characters are multi-layered and complex). No matter the age,...
Tina, Allie, Savannah and Pauline are four women with very different lives. All four have their own set of issues to overcome and all four think that the others are great examples of what life could be. Tina, Allie, Savannah and Dwight all attended college together and have remained friends over the...