Holly’s life has not always been the easiest. Yet through it all she has clung to a story her grandmother had told her a long time ago when she was a little girl,
She tells of the precious string that connects all women. She tells her great grand-daughter that the string is so pure and light that most women cannot see it.
“The string is a powerful force my sweet girl. It allows women to lean into one another and find a sister when they need one. The string can never be broken. You can use it to pull yourself up, to pull yourself forward, or to steady the place where you must remain.”
Page 4, Hearts On A String
When a storm hits that strands Holly in an airport with four other women all from very different walks of life, they agree to share one of the women’s (Nan’s) luxury hotel suite. As the story unfolds the women meet some interesting characters along the way. What starts out as an inconvenience becomes a life changing experience for each of the women as they share stories, admit their fears, and start to see the strings that bind friendships.
I do enjoy books on women’s friendships and that was the draw for me to this book. Reading the synopsis and knowing how important my friendships are to me, I really wanted to sink into this book. Plus…. of course, total cover love. It looks like bubble gum or cotton candy… 🙂
And how do you bring together a motley crew of women such as Nan who is in Banking Investments(and owner of the cell phone and toilet scene that brings the women all together (oops…. did I say too much? ;)), Cathy the sexy blond, Patty the Lounge Singer, Margo the mom, and of course Holly, who is a hairdresser together? That is the story that is about to unfold…
It took awhile for this book to really get started. In the beginning you learn quite a bit of each of the women and the conversations during this part of the book didn’t flow for me and somehow felt choppy.
That being said, once you get through this bumpy section, the book picks up a pleasant pace that left me overall satisfied with this read. I appreciated the ending of the book and felt it wrapped up nicely and made me consider those bonds, or strings if you will, of friendships that I am thankful to have in my life. Hearts On A String is the perfect title for a book about opening your heart up to others and letting in the possibilities.
Book Journey has updated the 2010 reading map to include Hearts on A String
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Cover story: As I said in my review – the cover stopped me in my tracks and made me want to know more about this book… and that – is what you really want in a cover. Fun and lively – it fit my mood.
I received this book for review as part of the TLC Tour