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Dani, Meg, and Charlotte have bonded over babies, barbeques, and backyards, but when they escape for a girls weekend away, they can't bring themselves to return to lives that don't seem to fit anymore.Harried Dani can't explain why she feels so discontented until she meets a young gallery owner who inspires her to rediscover the art that once made her happy.Dependable Meg faces up to a grief that threatens to swallow her whole and confronts a marriage built on expectations.Flamboyant Charlotte, frustrated with her stagnated life and marriage, pursues a playboy Irish singer and beachside business opportunities.All three of these women thought they would be different. None of them thought they'd be facing down forty and still wondering when life starts. What they do when they realize where they're headed is both inspiring and wildly entertaining. GIRLS' WEEKEND is a fun, yet poignant romp through the universal search of who we are, why we love, and what makes us happy by an author who is quickly emerging as one of our most incisive storytellers. PRAISE FOR CARA SUE ACHTERBERG'S FIRST NOVEL, I'M NOT HER: "Well written, sometimes light, sometimes frightening, but always intriguing, this bird's eye view of two lives intertwined among millions is certainly food for thought, especially when one walks a mile in another's shoes."- Tome Tender "What an intriguing storyline "- Teena in Toronto "I loved this novel . . . This book had me laughing at some points, and it had me wiping away tears at others."- Comfy Reading "After about two pages I was hooked."- Glitter and Cookies "An awesome read The theme of living the life of another no matter the situation and not judging without truly knowing is a lesson we should all take to heart."- Literarily Illumined.
Story Plant, 9781611882285, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
About the Author
Cara Sue Achterberg is a freelance writer and blogger who lives on a hillside in South Central Pennsylvania with her remarkable children, adoring husband, quasi-obedient horses, completely non-obedient dog, occasional foster dogs, three perfect kitties, and a frequently changing number of chickens. Her essays and articles have been published in numerous anthologies, national magazines, websites, and blogs. She is the author of the national bestseller I'M NOT HER, and she is currently working on her third novel.
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