A Soft Place to Land Author:Susan Rebecca White For more than ten years, Naomi and Phil Harrison enjoyed a marriage of heady romance, tempered only by the needs of their children. But on a vacation alone, the couple perishes in a flight over the Grand Canyon. After the funeral, their daughters, Ruthie and Julia, are shocked by the provisions in their will. — Spanning nearly two decades, the si... more »sters' journeys take them from their familiar home in Atlanta to sophisticated bohemian San Francisco, a mountain town in Virginia, the campus of Berkeley, and lofts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As they heal from loss, search for love, and begin careers, their sisterhood, once an oasis, becomes complicated by resentment, anger, and jealousy. It seems as though the echoes of their parents' deaths will never stop reverberating -- until another shocking accident changes everything once again.« less
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I just finished this book; it was a quick read, but really didn't capture my attention. If I hadn't finished it I wouldn't have missed not knowing the whole story.
I feel the characters were not fully developed. I didn't care that I didn't know the characters fully because they didn't interest me all that much. Though I did like Evelyn Edge-the woman that moved into Ruthie and Julia's house after they moved out.
It is an ok summer read-not a total waste of time, but if you don't get to finish it, you didn't miss much.
I thought the story line was interesting and I liked how it spanned 20 years. However, the first third of the book, especially, seemed to draaaaggg on. It seemed the author had to explain every single reference she made and provide every detail ad nauseum. I doubt I will read any of her other books.