Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Widows' Club - Joyce Livingston
This was an interesting concept for a book series. And this is the first book in the series (finally reading a series in order!).
It is the story of Valentine and her widow friends. How they help each other, help the community, and basically do life together.
I enjoyed the connections between the characters. Their friendships, their open doors, and the way they accepted others for who they were.
I did find it odd that most characters had very odd names…Valentine, Bitsy, Barbie, etc. Really?
And I didn’t like Edna popping up at the end. She seemed more like a specific plot device than an actual character in the book. I also wonder what happens when these widows remarry. Do they still get to be a part of the club? I guess I’ll have to read book two to find out.
Overall, it was a lighthearted (despite being about widows), enjoyable read on a unique concept.