Review: Friends Like Us

Friends Like Us


Fans of Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, and Robyn Carr will love this charming, relatable, laugh-out-loud women’s fiction read about letting go of the past, taking a chance on love, and embracing life under the summer sun.
Bree Rhodes and Jill Kelly have been best friends since kindergarten. When Bree survives a cancer scare, the knitting shop assistant takes it as a sign to step out of her comfort zone . . . or at least take a few tentative tiptoes. But in no time she’s in over her head with a hot architect, a new puppy and a shot at buying her dream inn. And the harder she tries to stay afloat in her new normal, the harder it is to hold onto her friendship with Jill who seems to be ebbing away.

While her best friend is living her best life, art boutique owner, Jill, is simply trying to live. Still struggling after a freak motorcycle accident took the life of her husband, Jill doesn’t know how to start over — or if she even wants to. Life isn’t easy as a young widow, especially when she’s hiding a painful secret. But when she learns that the fairytale Maine cottage she’d once dreamed of buying with her husband is on the market, she has to decide whether she’s ready to let go of the past and to write a new chapter. But the only way to do really heal is by revealing to Bree a truth that will either destroy their friendship forever or bring them closer together.

Ratting: 4-stars


Friends Like Us by Sarah Mackenzie is a heartfelt contemporary read. This book is more geared towards women’s fiction. The whole story is focused on two women friends. Each one is struggling and suffering from something. One lost the man of her life and is broke. She’s not ready to let go of the cabin she shared with her love. Then, there’s her friend who had a cancer scare. Bree creates an anti-bucket list. To me, it was the same thing as a bucket list, because it helped Bree get out of her comfort zone and live a little more wildly. With her best friend, Jill, encouraging her all the way. It so happens that both end up finding much more than they were looking for and life has it’s surprises. I enjoyed this sweet yet charming tale. Readers can be sure to find a true and strong friendship, romance, and a fun adventure within Friends Like Us. Sarah Mackenzie writes well. I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

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