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Friends From Home

Wow! What a fresh, real and relatable book Friends From Home is. I also found it to be a very binge-able read, reading it in only a day! Love that!

📚 Book Review + Pub Day 📚

Title: Friends From Home

Author: Lauryn Chamberlain

Publisher: Dutton Books

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Jules and Michelle have been best friends since third grade, when Jules and her single-flighty-absent-always looking for a man-mother moved from Cleveland to a very small southern Alabama town where Michelle’s family has lived for many generations. Now is their mid-twenties these childhood friends live worlds and miles apart. Jules lives in NYC pursuing her dream job of becoming a book editor. Michelle is back home in Alabama working at a jewelry boutique and engaged to her college boyfriend.

So, of course Michelle asks Jules to be Maid-of-Honor! And Jules obviously accepts. BUT . . . she quickly realizes that over the years their dreams and beliefs have shifted apart and in the middle of wedding planning they have quite a few squabbles.

When Jules makes a decision for her future that Michelle can not understand it puts their friendship to the ultimate test. Will even they make it to the wedding still as friends?

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A very solid four stars for this debut. It will have you wanting to call up your best friend. It’s very relatable to how people grow and change in different seasons of life. And that maybe the people we love the most aren’t on the same paths at the same time; Or maybe they won’t ever be. And that’s Ok!!! 🛑 Stop reading if you do not want a 🚨spoiler…

… this book does involve an abortion and disagreement between pro-life and pro-choice. I hate doing spoilers, but I do feel like this may be a trigger for some.

This one is out TODAY 5/18 and I highly recommend you put it on your summer reading list! Thank you @netgalley and to the publisher @duttonbooks for honoring my request to read and review this book. #netgalley #friendsfromhome

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