Friends Like Us- Sian O’Gorman


Amazon-Is it ever too late to take charge and live your life on your terms?

Life for school friends, Melissa, Steph and Eilis, hasn’t quite worked out the way they once imagined it might.

Melissa may be professionally successful but inside she’s a mess of insecurities.
Steph is lonely and lost, balancing the fragile threads of family life and walking on eggshells around her philandering husband and angry teenage daughter.

Finally, Eilis, a hardworking A&E doctor, utterly exhausted by the daily pressures of work and going through the motions with her long-term partner Rob.

It’s crunch time for all the friends…

A light-hearted and emotional novel about family, friendship and coming to terms with your past. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Amanda Prowse.

My thoughts-

This follows three women who get back in touch after college days after a chance meeting by two of them. Melissa, Steph and Eilis all have major life challenges going on which they keep quiet- but as they gradually build old friendships they use each other to release their problems and look to move on. They are also in charge of organising a huge reunion for their old class. There are many relationship issues and health issues explored here- family and romantic. The three are looking for more out of life and have realised that it is there to be taken- they do not have to live with these pressures hanging over them. I loved their friendships and the family issues. Another book set in Ireland and they always seem to give an added element to a story.
It is in turn heartwarming and heartbreaking- you feel every emotion alongside them.. New romance also provides hope and dreams for the future, A really lovely book. The cover is so cute- you can imagine the three friends together sharing stories and drew me to reading about this book.
With many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this one.
You can buy it from Amazon here

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