Author Guest Post
Born To Travel
When I was younger, one of my favorite places to be was at my Grandma’s house. There was so much history there, and I never knew what I would find. From the old car in the basement that I would pretend to drive, to the boxes filled with love letters from my Grandpa when he was serving his country, going to Grandma’s was always an adventure. One day I stumbled upon a box of Encyclopedias. I know, right – what the heck are those? I thought they were the bee’s knees though, and loved reading them. Yes, I was an odd child even back then. But the parts that fascinated me the most was learning about the states. There was all kinds of knowledge – how they got to be states, the current population, the state bird, the state flower, the attractions. I soaked in the knowledge and when I was about twelve I made a handwritten list of each state in the order that I wanted to visit them. First – Hawaii. Last – Alaska. I am clearly a warm weather girl. It was my goal right then and there to visit each state.
Fast forward fifteen years later, and I’m not quite there yet. I’ve been to 20 states, probably more around 25 if you count simply driving through parts of states, but I don’t want to count them. I want to really get to be able to look around somewhere, talk to the people that live there and see what the locals see. I still think it would be crazy cool to do a road trip across the USA or to at least half of the country and see different stops along the way. I feel like that’s pretty old-school these days, but I’m holding on hope to it. But I have 30 states to go, and my trusty list will remain in my lock-box, just ready to have more states ticked off as I go.
About The Author
A Questionable Friendship by Samantha March
Publisher: Marching Ink LLC
Publication Date: February 12, 2014
Format: Paperback - 214 pages / Kindle - 647 KB / Nook - 628 KB
Genre: Chick Lit / Women's Fiction
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.
My Book Review:
Do you ever really know your best friend? Outward appearances mask personal issues and secrets ... and what really goes on behind closed doors ...
Two best friends since college ... both with the outward appearance of perfect marriages and shared lives ... but when it comes to personal issues, they hold each other at a distance with their deeply held secrets ... it makes a person question if they really do have true friendships ...
In A Questionable Friendship, author Samantha March departs from the usual Chick Lit genre with an emotional tale that takes a look behind the closed doors of a longtime friendship between two women, and their personal trials and tribulations that will test the bonds and strength of their friendship.
Set in Delaney, Maine and written in the alternating first person narrative, the reader follows the friendship and personal lives of Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish. Both are married to successful men and have the outward appearance of a perfect marriage, but behind closed doors these best friends struggle with personal issues (health, marital, family, and illegal activity) that they keep to themselves, secrets that will test the strength of their friendship.
A Questionable Friendship is an intriguing and real life exploration into friendships, from outward appearances to inner struggles and triumphs, that questions the bond and truth of a friendship when everything is not as it seems. I couldn't help but get drawn into Brynne and Portland's story, I found it easy to relate and sympathize with them as they struggled with personal issues that life threw their way. This is a story that stress the point that no one ever really knows what happens behind closed doors, or what a person is really dealing with in their life.
Author Samantha March weaves a realistic and dramatic tale of friendship and intimate relationships that made me ponder about how well I know my own friendships, and how well I deal with my own intimate relationships. I applaud the author for addressing serious life issues that the women dealt with in a thoughtful and realistic manner, she makes it easy for the reader to relate to and connect with the characters and the trials and tribulations that they faced.
A Questionable Friendship is a compelling and powerful story that will tug at the heartstrings and leave an imprint on your soul.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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