From Amazon.com ~ Friendship among four Princeton grads stands the test of time in Goudge's latest work of flowery but satisfying women's fiction. Jay Gunderson, Franny Richman, Stevie Light and Emerson Fitzgibbons reconnect at their 15-year reunion, which marks the novel's beginning. Over the course of the story, each character faces life-changing events.
Franny, a literary agent with a ticking biological clock, is frantically searching for "Mr. Right on Time." With help of her best friend, Jay, an ad executive and father-to-be married to the gorgeous French Vivienne, she arrives at an unorthodox solution with surprising long-term repercussions.
For Stevie, a spitfire entertainment reporter, commitment fears stem from growing up without a father. Now she fends off a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Ryan, while she discovers a father she never knew.
Blueblood Emerson, a divorced single mom and PR exec, discreetly loves a man with whom an open relationship might be "social suicide".
The narrative bogs down with an abundance of description, but Goudge wraps up the novel with happy endings for all.
It's been a while since I've read chit lit and this was a nice diversion on the elliptical machine at the gym. It was quick paced and, yes, there is a happy ending for all.