Author: Heather B. Moore
Series: Newport Ladies Book Club #4
Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: eBook, Print
Date: October 1, 2012
Self-proclaimed bachelorette Athena Di Jasper is at the top of her game. Her online magazine is thriving, and she’s in a comfortably static relationship, free of the kind of commitment that could lead to marriage she’s seen her parents rocky union, and it’s not for her.
When her on-again, off-again boyfriend Karl wants to move their relationship to the next commitment level, Athena’s obvious dismay leads him to challenge her workaholic tendencies. His accusation is true: she hasn’t even paused to read a novel in years.
Determined to prove Karl wrong, Athena takes a break from her hectic schedule to peruse a used bookstore, where she meets Grey, the intriguing and single proprietor. Her quest for change and her desire to see more of Grey leads Athena to stray from her to-do list and join the Newport Ladies Book Club.
When Athena’s world is turned upside down by a family tragedy, she’s left to care for her terminally ill father. Juggling the demands of attending to an ailing parent and running her business, Athena comes to value the friendships of the book-club members, and she finds herself relying more and more on Grey’s support.
When she stumbles across an old shoebox in her mother’s closet, she’s stunned by its contents, which hold unexpected truths about her parents relationship. As Athena delves into a past that defies her judgment about her parents’ marriage, she is forced to re-evaluate her views on life and love.
I just got this book, and I am so excited to read it. This is my first book of Heather Moore’s, and I am really curious to see her writing style!
This is one of my favorites of this series — I liked it better than the last couple. I really liked Athena and how her perceptions changed throughout the story. The book club portions weren’t as prominent (which I liked, since I was already familiar with those scenes from the other books), and the interactions with the other women in the book club also seemed less prominent (which I’m not sure I liked — I missed seeing more of the other women).