I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Published by Grand Central Publishing on January 5, 2016
Pages: 192 pages
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Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he's working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a cross-roads and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected.
But the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer. As her relationship with Keith deteriorates, Celine worries that she'll be left to navigate the difficult process of cancer treatment alone. But comfort and support come in the form of Celine's best friend, Lauren. They've been attached at the hip since they were children and it is Lauren who's there for Celine in her darkest moments.
After being married for 12 years – frustrations are starting to rear its ugly head. The communication between Celine & Keith Richardson has come to complete breakdown. While dealing with her marriage crisis, Celine finds out she has breast cancer. Unable to make sense of everything that is happening in her life – Celine leans on her best friend, Lauren for support. Lauren proves that she is willing to do whatever it takes to help her friend overcome the obstacles.
I have to admit my mind went through so many crazy scenarios/theories when I read the title and synopsis. Once I started reading the book – I realized Kimberla Lawson Roby was taking this book in a very different direction than my dramatic brain. (Yep! There goes my Columbo investigative award)
Once I started reading this book – I couldn’t put it down. The conflict between Celine and her husband, Keith was written from a realistic point-of-view. There are so many times that we become so comfortable in a relationship/marriage that we overlook that major things such as communication. Even though to some readers the title could be a bit misleading because you would expect a story that focused mostly on Lauren and Celine. But the way Kimberla Lawson Roby tells Celine’s story – Lauren always showed up at the right times.
Kimberla Lawson Roby proves why she is the best at what she does. She has delivered an emotional, thought-provoking, and engaging read. Best Friends Forever is an unforgettable story about the power of faith & friendship. Best Friends can’t stop bad things from happening to you, but they can be there to help you get through them.
Reviewed by: Orsayor