While not endorsed by the Red Hat Society, this book IS about five middle-aged women who had known each other for 30 years and continue to be friends lovingly and humorously involved in each others lives....and misadventures.
"A tribute to women who emerged victorious through divorce, menopause, spreading waistlines, and other tribulations." --Chicago Tribune
I enjoyed this book. The book is set in Atlanta Ga. This is the story of 5 women who have been friends since high school and have remained so for thirty-six years. They are always there for each other through all of life's heartaches and happy times. The girls rally together when one of their own is faced with a cheating husband, and is totally shocked with what one of the others has done over the years without telling them. I look forward to visiting Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane and Linda again.
Superbly written, funny and thought provoking. I enjoyed this book dispite the minor problems with authenticity.
Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda-five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Whenever they get the chance, they don their red hat and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip, and-most of all-lively support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and plot to hang him with his own rope in a story that serves up laughter, elegant revenge, high school memories, long-lost loves, a suburban dominatrix, plenty of white wine and junk food, and most of all, the power of friendship.
I really enjoyed this book. It's true chick lit, but it's a fun read, and not as predictable as some chick lit. I even ordered the second book in the series, so I must have enjoyed it! I also read 'Queen Bee of Mimosa Beach' by Smith, also a great book!
I laughed, I cried, I really enjoyed every page!