Book Reviews

Friday Nights – Joanna Trollope
I found this book a cosy read. One of those books where the characters are brought to life by their very weaknesses and we the reader are able to relate to at least one of them. A group of women are brought together by the kind intention of Eleanor; a strong, childless woman who’s working life has come to a close. She feels to her dismay, loneliness un-encountered before and invites two single mothers into her home on a Friday evening. There begins a regular meet to which several others women are drawn in. The writer embraces these women weaving their lives together and, ultimately apart. Her purpose of sharing with us each of her characters inner thoughts, hopes and fears is eloquently achieved. Not in the least a fast-paced, heady ride but a sublimely comfortable one nonetheless.