Every Other Wednesday
Thank you to NetGalley.com and the publisher for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Thank you for the sermon in the form of a book for our Second Amendment. While I do agree that everyone has a right to bear arms (just not in a government office), I really didn't need it shoved down my throat for basically the entire story.
What I loved: Ellie's story/journey was my favorite of the three. I think she grew the most as a person and had the most significant changes in her life now that she had successfully gotten her kids to the next level of college. Joan is a closet snob (seriously - this is a casino in CT - not Monte Carlo. Expect jeans and scruffy people.) and Alice is just annoying overall. Maybe its better their families weren't part of the story.
What I didn't love: I thought this was going to be more about their lives now that they all suffered from empty-nest syndrome but it was more focused on their own personal growth. There was little to no actual interaction with their families and I was disappointed. I was just expecting more.
What I learned: How not to be when my kid heads off to college in 18 months. The hobby search starts now!
Overall Grade: C+