It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
Today I'm featuring a novel I recently read, Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby. The excerpt shared is from the hardcover version I borrowed from the library.
An Invitation and a Challenge
Korototoka, Fiji, July 25, 2012
My dear friend--
Can I still call you that?
The stamps on the letter made you curious, I'm sure, but you've probably already realized who it is. Stamps with pictures of iguanas and parrotfish could only come from Kat. A voice from a time long ago, a fellowship we once had. Do you think we could ever find it again?
What do you think? Would you continue reading?Pieces of Happiness is a tale of five childhood friends from Norway who reunite in later life in Fiji. After having gone their separate ways years ago, four women who to this point have led traditional lives are invited to move into the home of their adventurous friend, who now lives in a tropical paradise on the other side of the world. Will they be able to coexist under one roof despite past jealousies and rivalries? And when secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart, will these friends be able to make peace with their present situations and support each other in their golden years?
Ostby expertly weaves a story of hope, second chances, and the power of female friendship in a beautiful island setting.
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