The title and cover intrigued me on this book.
As it came closer to the time for Book Club and our theme of “Groundbreaking Reads”, I grabbed this book and hoped it would be worthy of a book talk.
This ended up being one of the very best books I have ever read.
Perhaps it the time in my life that I would pick this up that caused it to bury itself deep into my heart. Or perhaps it was because it dealt with writing and dreams of writing. Perhaps it was because it dealt with moms and friendship…I don’t know. But this book dealt with life in a way that touched me deeply.
I had not known the history of 1967 and the life women had. It was eye opening and Meg had a way of taking the moments in history and making them come alive.
She didn’t sugar coat much, there were moments I cried, there were moments I was furious, and over all I loved these women like they were my friends.
Her coffin scene? I. Will. Never. Forget. It.
Meg does a great job tying this story all together. While it focuses on one character in particular, it also gives you glimpses into the other characters lives. She does a great job of giving you a snippet of something that is coming up in the story that you just don’t want to miss.
Her quotes of other books, the way she mentions so many stories…well, this is book lovers book. It is great for friends to read, it is perfect for book clubs, it is a phenomenal piece of fiction as well as a history lesson.
I cannot rave about this book enough.
It is not one I will forget reading.
I posted that this book was five stars and then went about my day, thinking of how to tell how wonderful this book is while not giving anything away. Meg herself tweeted me to thank me for a five star review. People, that is amazingly kind and one of those over the top things she did not need to do. But she did. Thank you.
The sequeal – The Wednesday Daughters – releases Tuesday, July 16th. I. Can’t. Wait.