Monday, May 1, 2017

Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane

Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Lake Union Publishing
Daphne White is staring down the barrel of forty—and is distraught at what she sees. Her ex-husband is getting remarried, her teenage daughter hardly needs her anymore, and the career she once dreamed about has somehow slipped from her grasp. She’s almost lost sight of the spirited and optimistic young woman she used to be.

As she heads off to a Caribbean island to mark the new decade with her best friends from college, Daphne’s in anything but the mood to celebrate. But when she meets Clay Hanson, a much younger man, she ignores her inner voice warning her that she’s too old for a fling. In fact, this tropical getaway might be the perfect opportunity to picture her future in a new sun-drenched light.

With the help of her friends, Daphne rediscovers her enthusiasm for life, as well as her love for herself—and realizes that her best years are still ahead.

My Thoughts…

Three college friends who have moved on with their lives plan to celebrate their 40th birthdays on a beach together.    They go to the Caribbean and each realize things about themselves and each other.   

Daphne is divorced for 2 years with a teenage daughter and has not gone on a date since her divorce.  Skylar is an executive living a busy life in New York who has a revolving door of dates but no long term relationships.   KC is happily married to an older man, an exercise fanatic, and lives in California.    As different as these three ladies are their friendship is wonderful.     The support, the love, and the acceptance is amazing.   I loved these ladies, with their quirks, their doubts, and their fun they are all women I’d be honored to call my friend. 

The setting of the Caribbean was fun.    The other vacationers they meet make the story so interesting.     The interactions between the younger bachelor party and the older couple enjoying their time together give insight into the ladies lives and open their eyes to the wonderful lives they are living.      Maria Murnane did a great job  showing how the different ages would interact with each other, how they would react in similar situation, and how they would act around each other.      I found it very realistic as to how real life would be. 

I am already starting the next book, Bridges.    Daphne, Skylar, and KC are amazing characters that I cannot wait to read more about.

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