The Bookshop Sisterhood

MIRA: Harlequin. Jul. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780778334385. pap. $18.99. F
Prolific novelist Lindo-Rice’s (Twenty-Eight Dates) latest is told through the eyes of four thirtysomething women facing life changes. Although one of them is white, they all met at a historically Black college. They stayed best friends in Delaware for more than a decade, meeting every month for their book club. The story is romantic and a bit steamy and starts as the women make plans to open a bookshop together. Immediately their lives start to fall apart, through illness, marriage and relationship troubles, money worries, scams, and more. Each woman tells her story in turn, revealing the secrets she keeps from even her best friends. However, the women’s friendship is vital to their disintegrating lives, so they must learn to trust each other with their innermost secrets and fears. When all seems lost, their friendship and their nascent bookshop become anchors to cling to. Throughout the novel, the women recommend real books, giving readers the experience of their book club.
VERDICT An inspiring read about the power of women’s friendships and how learning to trust those one loves best can be risky but ultimately rewarding.
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