New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.
"Outwardly linked by their monthly book club meetings, five diverse women in suburban Chicago come to realize that they share more than just the books they read as they struggle with a number of life-changing issues and discover the true meaning and power of friendship." - Library Journal
"Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story." - Publishers Weekly
"An inspirational tale of redemption." - Publishers Weekly on Swimming Lessons
"Monroe makes her characters so believable, the reader can almost hear them breathing." - Booklist
"With its evocative, often beautiful prose and keen insights into family relationships, Monroe's latest is an exceptional and heartwarming work of fiction that is bound to please fans of women's fiction and romances alike." - Publishers Weekly on The Beach House
Monroe's "talent for infusing her characters with warmth and vitality and her ability to spin a tale with emotional depth will earn her a broad spectrum of readers, particularly fans of Barbara Delinsky and Nora Roberts." - Publishers Weekly