Sunday, December 9, 2012

Coming of Age...AGAIN, by Carol Mizrahi

Sometimes, friendships last a lifetime.  This is certainly the case for Sylvia, Barbara, Irene, and Rochelle.  They met as girls, and their friendships have continued through all the various stages of life.  Now in their " early sixties, the women anticipate their "coming of age" moments and major life transitions are over.  They could not be more wrong.  Luckily, they always have each other for support during major life moments.

This book was so much fun to read, I read it straight through, snickering and giggling all the while.  I really loved how the author set the stage during the prologue, introducing the four main characters, and discussing how the friendships developed over their lifetime.  In just a few paragraphs, these characters were well developed, their personalities fleshed out in a way that helps ups prepare for each woman's story to come.

The characters are all Jewish women, and there seems to be a lot of Jewish wisdom and humor injected into this book.  While I am not Jewish, my brother is, and I really appreciated this aspect of the book.  I imagine my brother would be howling with laughter if he read this book.  There is so much heart in this story, I would love to have these women as friends.

I think there are some important life lessons in these women's stories.  My favorite is Rochelle, and they symbolism of the butterfly in her story.  Fans of chick lit will love this story, as will fans of humorous stories of everyday life.  This book was the perfect way to spend my Sunday morning.

I received a review copy courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.

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