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Four women whose differences only deepen the friendship forged in a needy childhood... They were four little girls living in ramshackle trailers beside a lake in rural Indiana. They shared everything from dreams to measles to boyfriends to more dreams. As they grew up, everything in their lives changed--except their friendship. Through weddings and divorces, births and deaFour women whose differences only deepen the friendship forged in a needy childhood... They were four little girls living in ramshackle trailers beside a lake in rural Indiana. They shared everything from dreams to measles to boyfriends to more dreams. As they grew up, everything in their lives changed--except their friendship. Through weddings and divorces, births and deaths, one terrible secret has kept them close despite all the anger, betrayal, and pain. Now, forty years later, facing illness, divorce, career challenges, and even addiction, the women come together once again for a bittersweet month on an island in Maine. Staring down their fifties, they must consider the choices life is offering them now and face the pain of what happened long ago. Secrets are revealed and truths uncovered, but will their time together cement their lifelong friendship--or drive them apart forever?...

Title : the girls of tonsil lake
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ISBN : 20321669
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Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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the girls of tonsil lake Reviews

  • April Wood
    2019-04-09 13:42

    "I thought of how little some things had changed since Tonsil Lake. We still sat in the kitchen in our nightclothes, still dreamed of the perfect man -whether we'd had him and lost him, still had him, or were sort of hoping -and we still got zits."The Girls of Tonsil Lake, by Liz Flaherty, is a story about four women who have been friends nearly all their lives. They've gone from drinking Kool Aid out of the glasses peanut butter comes from, to drinking wine out of leaded crystal glasses. They have gone through cancer, divorce, pain, deaths of loved ones, pervy step-fathers, and heart break, and they have survived. They have survived mostly because they have had each other to lean on. They believe in second and third chances."Time heals all wounds, but sometimes friendship does too."There is Andie, the fighter. The survivor of breast cancer. She is the snarky one out of the bunch, and my favorite. :) Jean is the maternal one. She would give you the shirt off her back. She never complains. She is struggling to find her true self. Vin is the mysterious one. She isn't as open as the other girls. And then there is beautiful blonde Suzanne, who regrets some decisions she made as a mother.The Girls of Tonsil Lake is an excellent women's fiction novel. I was fully absorbed and eager to turn the next page. Several times I audibly GASPED at the unpredictable turns of events, -and there were so many! I absolutely LOVED this story!Readers of Women's Fiction would no doubt enjoy this story. It touches on so many real life things that women may be going through themselves, or know someone who is. These women are amazing. I would highly recommend this enlightening read!5 well deserved bright "forny" stars! ;)I received an e-copy of The Girls of Tonsil Lake, by the Author in exchange for a fair & honest review.

  • Margie Senechal
    2019-04-15 14:25

    I loved the friendship of these four women--and how they got each other through life, marriages, death, and divorce. It was a wonderful book by a wonderful writer.

  • Debbie
    2019-04-18 09:52

    Such a heart warming story of four women's friendship that endures through marriage,divorce,kids,illnesses etc. This story was written well. The reader can really feel the emotions of all the woman as their lives unfold before us.This novel was such a heart warming story of the friendships between four very different women that share a common bond. Friendships that have endured through marriage, divorce, kids, illnesses and all of life's changes that can sometimes rock a person to the core. These women stand together united through it all. I have always been a sucker for a good story revolving around female friendships. I just love when writers can catch the ease in which women relate to each other. How we share our deepest secrets with the ones we trust the most. Tonsil Lake is the place where Andie, Suzanne, Jean and Vin grew up. They looked out for each other. They dealt with their family issues and problems together. Tonsil Lake was their home, until one day changed it all. The four women share a secret that is buried so deep, they rarely even talk about it but it's there. It's at the back of all of their minds as they go through life. This secret shapes the women and their lives. I thought the author did such a great job at creating the voices of these four women in their early 50's. This is not a book I would normally pick up but when I was requested by the author to do a review, something about the synopsis grabbed me and I'm so glad it did. Their is such a distinct voice for all these women that you as the reader come to know all of them as very different but friends all the same. Suzanne is the pretty one who always needs her skin care and makeup. Jean is the cook who takes care of everyone's needs before her own. Andie is the hilarious one that you just can't help but love. Finally, Vin is the rock that holds them together. As a reader I am always delighted when a story can be told from all points of view, just like this one. I got to know each individual character and that means I got to love them, hate them, yell at them and cry with them. When the reader has an emotional attachment to the characters being portrayed, the story just gets that much better. Told from all points of view, The Girls of Tonsil Lake was written with that intention. I believe the author wanted the reader to fall in love with all four women and I believe that goal was accomplished. At almost 250 pages this novel is a fast paced, short read. The story started moving right away even in the opening pages. I for one love when a novel takes off at the beginning. Although I love reading, if it takes awhile to get into a book, I quickly lose interest. I appreciate when the author can capture my attention from the very first pages. I would reccomend this book to all you romance, contemporary and chick lit lovers out there. A fresh, engaging and original treasure is found within this books pages.

  • Marti
    2019-04-05 11:52

    The Girls of Tonsil Lake is like Sex and the City. Without the sex. And without the city. And without all that angst. OK, so it's not anything at all like Sex and the City. But there ARE four female friends. These four friends have been BFFs since their dicey childhood in a downscale trailer community on the seedy Tonsil Lake, so named because it looks like a tonsil. They scrabbled their way out of that life into lives of what passes for normalcy these days, and this is their story.OK, let me ask you a question. If when you are reading a book and it's not a sad story about dogs or horses, and you snivel just a bit, does that mean it is Chick Lit? Yeah. I thought so. Ok, so I sniffled just a bit while reading. All right, I actually had a few real tears. Phooey. So sue me, I sobbed in places. OK? Satisfied now? Good. May we continue please?I am a total sucker for female friends stories. I read any that I come across. It's chick lit. I think that sometimes Chick Lit is used in a derogatory manner, but literature - stories -- that address women's thoughts and emotions deserve a better term. There probably is one. I'm just too busy reading to rummage around looking for it. Go read the book. Even if you are a guy. Maybe especially if you are a guy.

  • Alison Henderson
    2019-03-31 14:34

    What a wonderful, wonderful book. The Girls of Tonsil Lake tells the story of four fifty-something women who have been friends since growing up together in a run-down trailer park on the shore of Tonsil Lake in rural Indiana. They laugh together, cry together, and help each other through the potentially devastating challenges life throws at us all in middle age. I haven't cried while reading a book in years, but only a stone could remain dry-eyed through this one. These characters will stay with me for a long, long time.

  • Kyra Jacobs
    2019-04-11 10:47

    Never before have I known within the first chapter of a book that a) I was going to love it, and b) I absolutely had to write a review to let other women know how amazing this story is.I truly adored this book. Being a Hoosier myself, it was incredibly easy to be right there with Jean, Andie, Suzanne and Vin. Each character was so well-developed, as were the secondary characters. I can't recall reading a story that hit me on so many emotional levels before, and I savored every single page.A wonderful, wonderful book about life, love, hurt, healing, and finally...redemption.

  • Linda Morris
    2019-03-21 16:25

    A fantastic five-hankie women's fiction read from Liz Flaherty. The "girls" are all middle-aged women, bound by their hardscrabble upbringing in rural Indiana, who have been through the trial and tribulations of life together. With a little sprinkling of romance and lots of relatable moments about motherhood, work, and friendship, this is the book for you if you like well-written, emotional books about women old enough to remember the first time bell-bottoms were popular.

  • Molly
    2019-03-21 10:43

    I absolutely adored this book! Loved how the friendship between 4 women endured well into their 50s and how their husbands, ex-husbands, children, and grandchildren supported them through thick and thin. Toward the end, I had a hard time putting it down, and cried over two deaths (not main characters!), and laughed with the humorous parts. I can only hope my own friendships will endure and be this rich in the coming years. Well done, Liz!

  • Angie
    2019-04-15 16:47

    I LOVE this book. I don't know how many times I have read it but it is my go to comfort read as well as a bridge book when nothing strikes my interest but I want to read something! This is the story of 4 women in their early 50's who have know each other since they were kids. Their past has kept them connected to one another but the events of the book are bringing them closer together. These are 4 women I would love to be friends with!

  • Jannine Gallant
    2019-04-20 10:38

    I loved this story. Loved it! 4 women--friends for life. Each so unique, full of flaws and beauty and character. These women learned much about themselves and each other over the course of the story, and came out stronger for the journey through a difficult time in their lives. I highly recommend it!

  • Jane Polzin
    2019-04-04 12:35

    WonderfulThis is a wonderful story.You like all of the characters.Well Sue is hard to deal with but she does redeem herself in the end.

  • Ali
    2019-03-21 13:47

    This is a good read for a lazy, rainy or low-key weekend.