Review: The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner

The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner

The Story of Our Lives is a compelling read about 4 life-long friends. It follows the women over 20 years as they meet up each summer for a girls weekend. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa met in college, and their lives have become very different over the years. Each friend has some struggles or secrets.

I don’t normally like these kind of sweeping stories, but something about the way this book was written kept me flying through it. There are some heavy subjects tackled, but I really enjoyed the characters and the drama and relationships in this book.

This book would make a great beach read or a lighter book club selection. It would have been fun to discuss the different personalities and the secrets with friends.

Rating: 4 Stars

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.

The Story of Our Lives
Helen Warner
Fiction
HQ
February 8, 2018
eARC
400

A moving, unputdownable novel about four lifelong friends, the milestones they've survived...and the one thing that might change everything. There are certain events you'll always remember where you were and who you were with...and the friends who have commiserated and celebrated every amazing first date, bad breakup, dubious haircut and dream job along the way. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa have been best friends since they were girls. They have seen each other through everything--from Sophie's private fear that she doesn't actually want to be a mother despite being mom to two kids, to Amy's perfect-on-the-outside marriage that starts to reveal troubling warning signs, to Melissa's spiraling alcoholism, to questions around the paternity of Emily's son. But could a lie that spans just as long as their friendship be the thing that tears them apart? Four friends. Twenty years. One powerful secret.

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