24 August 2012

Book Club Friday.

So it's my first time linking up with these two lovely ladies for Book Club Friday!  

Awhile ago, these two hosted a Book Swap, and I was partnered with Katelyn.  

She sent me an awesome book for my Kindle.  The book?  

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Here is what Amazon had to say about the book:From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.

So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.

From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. 

Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she’ll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she’ll envy her famous best friend. . . .

For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you’ll never forget . . . one you’ll want to pass on to your best friend.

& what did I have to say about the book?  

I absolutely loved it!  I laughed and cried right along with Kate and Tully, fell in love with Johnny and  hoped that Tully would come to realize that fame and fortune weren't everything.  
If you're looking for a book about friendship that lasts and is more like a sister to sister relationship, Firefly Lane is a book you should read!  


  1. Oooo, I'm adding it to my TBR pile now! thanks for the review. And your blog design is SO cute! Love it.

  2. my favorite of hers!!

    kristan hannah usually makes me teary-eyed too :)

    happy friday!

  3. Kristin Hannah and I have a love-cry relationship as well so I have to be in the right mood to read her books but this sounds GREAT! :)

  4. This sounds like a great book. It's going on my "to read" list on Goodreads! Thanks for sharing.

    Lyndsay @ Simply Lyndsay

  5. This sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharing and linking up!

  6. I'm adding this one to my list!

  7. This was my first Kristin Hannah book. I really like her!


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