Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Girls' Weekend Review Tour

Title: Girls' Weekend 

Author: Cara Sue Achterberg 
Release Date: May 3, 2016 
Publisher: The Story Plant 
Genre: Women's Fiction 
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Inside the Book:

Dani, Meg, and Charlotte have bonded over babies, barbeques, and backyards, but when they escape for a girls' weekend away, they can't bring themselves to return to lives that don't seem to fit anymore.

Harried Dani can't explain why she feels so discontented until she meets a young gallery owner who inspires her to rediscover the art that once made her happy.

Dependable Meg faces up to a grief that threatens to swallow her whole and confronts a marriage built on expectations.

Flamboyant Charlotte, frustrated with her stagnated life and marriage, pursues a playboy Irish singer and beachside business opportunities.

All three of these women thought they would be different. None of them thought they'd be facing down forty and still wondering when life starts. What they do when they realize where they're headed is both inspiring and wildly entertaining.

GIRLS' WEEKEND is a fun, yet poignant romp through the universal search of who we are, why we love, and what makes us happy by an author who is quickly emerging as one of our most incisive storytellers.

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This is a wonderful book club book. You will want friends to discuss this with and talk about how you would have handled the situations that arise.

The three friends really need a break from their every day lives. The color has faded and doing the same tasks daily, taking care of everybody else's needs and putting their own interests and desires after everyone elses' doesn't leave time or energy to enjoy them. Soon the relationships that mean the most to them begin to feel less exciting and attractive too. I bet most of you can relate. I found myself in each of the women's lives. I even found myself a bit put out when one of the ladies took off by herself in a car and didn't bother to tell the others where she was going or when she'd be back. That tells you that I also feel obligations to please others and make accomodations to their schedules!

When the weekend turned into a longer time, I was both intrigued and feeling a little uncomfortable. Would the decisions each made limit the choices they would find in the days to come?

This is a wonderful book to read and also to stimulate thoughts about how ones own life has become stale and predictable. What should you do about it

Meet the Author:

  Cara Sue Achterberg is a writer and blogger who lives in New Freedom, PA with her family and an embarrassing number of animals. Her first novel, I’m Not Her, was a national bestseller. Cara’s nonfiction book, Live Intentionally, is a guide to the organic life filled with ideas, recipes, and inspiration for living a more intentional life. Cara is a prolific blogger, occasional cowgirl, and busy mom whose essays and articles have been published in numerous anthologies, magazines, and websites. Links to her blogs, news about upcoming publications, and pictures of her foster dogs can be found at  


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