On paper, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara have little in common – they’re very different people leading very different lives. And yet at book club meetings in an historic carriage house turned bookstore, they bond over a shared love of reading (and more than a little wine) as well as the growing realization that their lives are not turning out like they expected.
Former tennis star Jazmine is a top sports agent balancing a career and single motherhood. Judith is an empty nester questioning her marriage and the supporting role she chose. Erin’s high school sweetheart and fiancé develops a bad case of cold feet, and Sara’s husband takes a job out of town saddling Sara with a difficult mother-in-law who believes her son could have done better – not exactly the roommate most women dream of.
With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.
As we begin learning about the lives of the individuals that form The Break-Up Book Club, we are soon eager to know more.
As different as they each are, there are common themes that form their lives, beginning with how they each love reading.
Are the lives they read about a way to connect them? Is the wonderful book club that meets in a carriage house behind a bookstore enough to keep them together?
I could not stop turning the pages and loved the characters as much as their book moments. Slowly we come to watch them grow and change, rooting for the progress they make with each get-together. Can their lives be completely changed by the connections they have formed?
I loved this book and award 5 stars.