You’re my very best friend because you like science and biology and chess and making butterscotch treats and you always listen. And I like your green eyes.
A prose on friendship that may slip away over time (20 years) but never dies as Charlotte MacKintosh comes back home to Scotland. Since her father died, she has never been able to go back. It was too painful as the life that she knew would never be again with the father that she loved so dearly. Charlotte will tell you of her feminist leanings or more to the point what she is against because of her feminist leanings. She is witty, she is a loner, she is a successful author that longs for Scotland and all that she left behind her two very best friends’ brother and sister Toran and Bridget. When she is called back to sell her families cottage, she reunites with Toran as they again discover each other all over again. However, Bridget through a diary of letters that was never sent to Charlotte, reveals a Bridget she did not know. Bridget with much pain and sorrow has left her broken and nowhere to be found. What happen to Bridget?
A prose with everything. It is funny; there is sorrow, deep seeded pain, survival, forgiveness and the pain of unforgiveness. Coming home where there is ultimately acceptance and friendship. Friendship in the oddest of places with the Gobbling Gibbling Garden club where you find a woman from India that has trouble speaking English in the most endearing ways, a doctor, a wife that was abandoned by her husband, and a few more that add to the mix of friends that Charlotte is now becoming involved with after living a life of isolation.
A true friend that fights for you when you no longer can that is the story of Bridget and Charlotte.
A Special Thank You to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.