by Cathy Holton
Random House, 2009
Thanks to the author, Cathy Holton, and Random House for sending me a copy of this book.
Summary: Four college friends take a beach vacation 23 years after they graduate. As the week progresses, each woman comes to term with decisions they made long ago and release secrets they unable to live with any longer.
Review: A study of female friendship over the long haul, Beach Trip is a book filled with secrets, lies, love, and friendship above all. Cathy Holton does a great job setting the scene both during the beach trip and during the girl's college years. She creates four very unique characters with strengths and weakness all their own. The pacing of the novel is somewhat slow, especially in the middle of the book, where each woman continues to tell her story in a leisurely way. Each woman's secrets are somewhat predictable, but overall this was an entertaining read that makes you want to call your best friend and invite her over for margaritas. Rating:*** out of 5.
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