"When five single women become friends, the Independence Club is born, complete with weekly brunch where they talk about life and brainstorm ideas for success. The women's lives are bound together as they see each other through tears, romance, and happiness, all the while learning the true meaning of friendship. You'll meet Maxine Madison, an outspoken, 62-year-old widow; Tina Dayley, age 39, who doubts she will ever find real love; Evie McClaine, 45, who wanted only to be a wife and mother, but after 21 years, her dream was shattered by divorce; Rosalva Nolasco, a beautiful, 42-year-old single mother of two teens; and Bernice Stubbs, who has always been a little self-righteous--and vocal with her opinions."
Having been a single mother myself, I was impressed with how well Rachel Nunes described the feelings of these single women and the way they view life. The characters were rich and detailed and the things they faced real. I liked how each woman has her own problems, but all are woven together to make a great story. This is a great book about love, hope, and learning to trust again.