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Monday, April 9, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen

Today, I'm hosting a stop on the Book Blog Tour for Sarah Pekkanen's amazing new book, "These Girls."

About The Book:

Family secrets may shape us all, but it’s the rich, complicated layers of friendship that can save us.

Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance.

Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It’s a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated.

Her roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee’s weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills—despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she’s heading for real danger.

Then there’s Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby—or why she left everything she once loved behind.

Pekkanen’s most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love—and find the lifeline they need in each other.

I love books about women's friendships, and with "These Girls" Sarah Pekkanen captures the best of what having good friends is all about.  She dives right into the heart of each of her character's personalities and allows the readers to come along for the fun, the heartache, and the love these three girls experience in their lives.

The storyline of this novel is well-written and moves along at a nice pace as Pekkanen gives each character a turn at telling her story. I loved the tying-in of the character of Trey, Abby's brother - he has an influence on all three women and I'd love to see a story all about him someday!

I was very impressed with "These Girls" and am proud to give it a high recommendation. This would be a great book to stash into your vacation bags this summer!

About The Author:

Sarah Pekkanen’s work has been published in People, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New Republic, The Baltimore Sun, Reader’s Digest, and Washingtonian, among others. She writes a monthly Erma Bombeck type column for Bethesda Magazine, and has been an on-air contributor to NPR and E! Entertainment’s “Gossip Show.” She is the winner of a Dateline award and the Paul Miller Reporting Fellowship.

Sarah has a lovely website at www.sarahpekkanen.com with lots of information on her books and upcoming projects!

My thanks to BookSparks PR for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

It sounds really good, Sharon, and I look forward to reading it. I loved her book Skipping A Beat.
Great review!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

I think you'll really like this one, Mary!