I love a book about female characters who are lovably flawed, in ways with which I can fully relate. As a woman the same age as Sarah, I found myself totally understanding her fears about her identity, both as a career woman, and as a woman contemplating motherhood. I love that the three women in the book basically start out on somewhat similar paths, and find their journeys vastly different, yet interwoven and compatible. It helped me see the irony in everyday situations.
I really loved Sarah as a character. I thought she was well developed, and very likable, even in her slightly less likable moments. She possesses a sweetness of spirit that I found refreshing. Typically, sweet characters appear naive, but Sarah is not. She is simply good, yet still flawed. I really adored her compassion to her friend dealing with a crisis; the scenes between Sarah and Mona, the friend, are very tender in their own mildly acerbic way.
This is a good book about female identity, relationships, independence, and interconnectedness. I really loved it, and would recommend it to readers fond of books focusing on female characters which out being overt chick lit. This should be on a lot of summer reading lists.