Title: The Independence Club
Author: Rachel Ann Nunes
Publisher: Deseret Book
Release Date: February 1, 2007
Size: 5.5×8.5; 272 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction
When five single women become friends, the Independence Club is born, complete with a weekly brunch where they talk about life and share their hopes as they brainstorm ideas for success.
Meet the ladies of the Independence Club.
Maxine Madison is an outspoken, 62-year-old widow with no plans to marry again, much to the dismay of a certain gentleman friend. She is also the voice of reason holding the Independence Club together. But when tragedy strikes, Maxine finds that she needs her friends every bit as much as they need her.
Tina Dayley was freed from years of abuse by her husband’s death. Though only 39, she doubts she will ever find real love. Then she meets Scott. Yet behind Tina’s ultrapositive mask lurks an unhealed wound that threatens her very future.
Evie McClaine’s dream life was shattered by divorce. Now at 45, she is learning to be her best self for all the right reasons. But is she so busy going after what she wants that she’s overlooking what she really needs?
Rosalva Nolasco, 42, the beautiful, working mother of two teens, knows what kind of an eternal partner she’s looking for—and Willard Oakman is certainly not that man. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?
Bernice Stubbs has always been a little self-righteous and vocal with her negative opinions about widows who date. But soon Bernice finds herself holding the biggest secret of all.
The lives of these women are bound together as they see each other through tears, tough times, and new romance, all the while learning the true meaning of friendship.
I absolutely LOVED this book! I loved getting to know the characters and their lives. These are fascinating women who I came to love dearly. They are all very unique women with contrasting lives, yet they are never failing for their support for each other. I love how Rachel Nunes has other books that intertwine with these characters.