I loved this book. Although the book is likely older than me, I still loved it. I loved reading about the social climate and rules that made the 4 girls the ladies and wives that they became. I read this and After the Reunion, which carries you on through the women's marriages and careers, and totally enjoyed myself.
This book is a great read, I've read it about 3 times! The sequel, "After The Reunion", is just as good (though kind of sad in some places).
This is my favorite book by this author. 4 college girls and their friendship through life. 5 stars
This "keeps you up all night" book follows 4 young ladies and 4 young men from college years and beyond. The story is about love, friendship and the secrets they hold that span three decades. It will make you laugh, cry and remember all the things that shape our lives.
There are just some friendships and some people you can never forget - even after so many decades. So it was for the Class of 1954 - they went to Radcliffe, and to Harvard in the '50s. It was their golden chance to win everything they ever wanted and to live happily ever after...
There was spirited Annabel; romantic Chris; Emily, the perfectionist and the golden girl, Daphne. These four women's friendships - and the relationships that they have with the men who touch their lives - are intertwined, and shaped by their time spent together in college - when they had such wonderful dreams of becoming wives, mothers, career women and lovers. Over the next three decades, in a journey that is at times hilarious and heartwarming - but also poignant and sentimental, these women's lives are changed by events that no one could have foreseen.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. For me, the plot evoked similar memories from my own college experience and how much I enjoyed it. I give this book an A+! I will certainly be keeping my eyes open for more books by Rona Jaffe to read in the future.
A Gripping Read! Think Betty Draper cerca. Mad Men among several different women and future Don Drapers. Rona Jaffe sure knows how to hold a readers attention.