Popular "women's" fiction is some of my favorite reading. Kristin Hannah has become one of my must-read authors because she writes about the depth of realtionships between women and their families and friends. And, the endings aren't always happy, but they fit the characters as they evolve and change. Her latest book, Firefly Lane, is about a friendship between two women over the course of 30 years. Kate and Tully meet as teenagers, and though their lives take radically different paths, the friendship endures through strains and distance. What kept me turning the pages of this book, though, was how the women negotiated through all the upheavals that happen over a lifetime. I felt connected to Kate and Tully and I was interested in the internal struggles that the women went through as the years passed. Ms. Hannah is one of the authors I always recommend if someone asks for a book by an author like Nora Roberts, Luanne Rice, Barbara Delinsky, Barbara Bretton or Debbie Macomber.
Posted by Karen H