Friday, November 18, 2011

FRIDAY: Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer

The four of them were The Ladies Society for the Conservation of Martinis until one ended her fight against cancer on her own terms. Now the remaining three head out on a road trip to fulfill the dying wish of their dear friend. Along the way, there'll be a lot of martinis, reminiscing, and some self-discovery for each of the ladies.

This was a very touching story. The author did a nice job of filling in the friends' history in snippets throughout the story while never leaving the reader wondering what was going on. I've been reading so much children's fiction lately, it was nice to engage in a book with grown up characters and grown up circumstances. The ladies' quest included a nice twist in the middle which I enjoyed. Plenty of happy endings for all. I didn't personally connect with all the martini information in the story, but it didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the story.

4 out of 5 stars

Recommended for: fans of Strohmeyer's other work, fans of stories with strong female characters

Cautions: some language

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