Debbie Macomber has accumulated quite a body of work, as fans of her small-town Romance novels know well. With this magical book, however, she experiments with an epistolary form--telling her story of the life-long friendship of two very different women from one town in Washington State completely through correspondences, diary entries, and snippets of newspaper articles. Although their lives take very different paths, Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski remain friends as they face the challenges of relationships, careers, marriage, and motherhood.
Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds. Jillian is the only child of wealthy parents, while Lesley's from a working-class family. They become best friends in the turbulent '60s, but their circumstances, their choices—and their mistakes—take them in virtually opposite directions. Lesley stays in their Washington State hometown. She gets pregnant and marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, not enough money—never
enough money—and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years in a completely different way: on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City.
But they always remain friends.
Through the years and across the miles, through marriage, children, divorce and widowhood, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other—every grief and every joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life.
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: MIRA Books
Author: Debbie Macomber
Street Date: January 25, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3513