- I enjoyed Clayton’s The Wednesday Sisters and wanted to give this one a shot.
Summary from Goodreads:
Meg Waite Clayton’s national bestseller The Wednesday Sisters was a word-of-mouth sensation and book club favorite. Now the beloved author is back with a page-turning novel that explores the secrets we keep, even from those closest to us, and celebrates the enduring power of friendship.Mia, Laney, Betts, and Ginger, best friends since law school, have reunited for a long weekend as Betts awaits Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. Nicknamed “the Ms. Bradwells” during their first class at the University of Michigan Law School in 1979—when only three women had ever served full Senate terms and none had been appointed to the Court—the four have supported one another through life’s challenges: marriages and divorces, births and deaths, career setbacks and triumphs large and small. Betts was, and still is, the Funny One. Ginger, the Rebel. Laney, the Good Girl. And Mia, the Savant.
But when the Senate hearings uncover a deeply buried skeleton in the friends’ collective closet, the Ms. Bradwells retreat to a summer house on the Chesapeake Bay, where they find themselves reliving a much darker period in their past—one that stirs up secrets they’ve kept for, and from, one another, and could change their lives forever.
Once again, Meg Waite Clayton writes inspiringly about the complex circumstances facing women and the heartfelt friendships that hold them together. Insightful and affecting, The Four Ms. Bradwells is also a captivating tale of how far people will go to protect the ones they love.
The Four Ms. Bradwells was a book I wanted to like but, sadly, fell short of its mark for me. I read through this story of four women on the plane ride to and from California and I deliberately made sure I would have no other distractions and still I had a rough time getting through it.
I think the biggest problem was that it was just plain confusing to me. I felt as if Meg Waite Clayton were jumping around all over the place and I couldn’t keep track of what time this or that was happening and if it was the present or the past and it took about 100 pages before I finally started to make sense of things. I also felt as if I was thrown into the story without given much info at all about the characters and, while I know who a few of them are (such as Mia and Laney) the other two remained a mystery for a long time.
I was really saddened that I just couldn’t get into this one. I really wanted to like it and I’m all about the sisterhood, strong women type books but.. like I said, this one fell sadly short of the mark.
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