This Wednesday finds me impatiently waiting for the latest novel by Jennifer Weiner, one of my all-time favorite women’s fiction writers! No one can combine humor, heartbreak and solid writing so effortlessly, as Weiner did in her outstanding novels Little Earthquakes and Good In Bed. I consider her a tenant of the women’s fiction genre, and I’m ecstatic to get my hands on Best Friends Forever, released in hardcover on July 14!
Here’s a little something to whet your appetite from Amazon:
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they’re both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat.
Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. She’s just returned from Bad Date #6 when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there, a terrified look on her face and blood on the sleeve of her coat. “Something horrible has happened,” Val tells Addie, “and you’re the only one who can help.”
Best Friends Forever is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat adventure; a story about betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets. It’s about living through tragedy, finding love where you least expect it, and the ties that keep best friends together.
I’ll be honest — I’m a sucker for novels about friendships lost and renewed, sisters, family dynamics and first loves. I have a feeling Best Friends Forever just might combine all three!
Check out what more of the literary world is waiting on over at Breaking the Spine!