Today I am thrilled to bring you The Things We Keep by the beloved Jane Green, publishing tomorrow, June 4, 2019, via Berkley. I was sent an autographed copy of the book and these gifts from Jane with that kind thank you note I will cherish. Also of note, this beautiful book on lifetime friendships will publish on my best friend’s (of almost twenty-eight years) birthday! Pretty special kismet!
Jane Green is another of my go-tos for summer reads, and wow, I’m loving this summery cover, as well as what’s inside.
Evvie, Topher, and Maggie have been best friends since college. Just as those friendships tend to go, they made a solemn vow to be friends forever. Over time, they have drifted apart, and none of the friends are in the place they thought they’d be when they were young dreamers.
Topher is an actor, but he has kept a secret since childhood that has weighed heavily on him. Maggie and Ben got married, and there’s something heavy coming between them. Evvie becomes a supermodel, but she ruins her career with an impulsive act.
After thirty years, the friends reunite. As they reminisce, it feels like another chance at happiness, but there’s a storm cloud lurking with secrets hidden inside.
To me, the biggest message from The Friends We Keep is a beautiful one- it’s never too late to reconnect with an old friend, or to mend a relationship that’s been broken. It’s also a story of how we evolve over time with all those tiny choices we make along the way, and how those evolutions may make us forget our dreams or even who we thought we were.
The Friends We Keep is another Jane Green book that’s full of heart. The messages resonate, and I loved the journey these complex friends meandered on. I treasured the hope instilled in these pages, and I’m forever grateful Jane Green writes us these stories we hold in our hearts.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
The Friends We Keep is the warm and wise new novel from Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House
Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them ever found the lives they wanted – the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.
Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man.
Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with at university, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.
Topher became a successful actor but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy.
By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with each other and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness… until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.
The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.
Have you read The Friends We Keep, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR