Once upon a time , in the smalltown of Clifden , Oregon there lived four little girls all named Linda. The four girls ended up in the same class. The four girls decided to form a club named "The Four Lindas' and go by their middle names. Now Forty-Seven years later, the four Lindas are the best of friends and are known as Amy, Janie, Marley and Caroline. In this final book of the Lindas we discover that no matter what happens, good girlfriends can get you through anything from little things like joining the gym and completing the Circuit-training classes to big things like helping each other through tough circumstances. As we read "Here's to Friends" we discover that the Four Lindas wouldn't be where they are today if it wasn't for each other. We have Amy whose started up a B&B with Janie's help , though when things don't go as plan and Amy finds herself over her head , will she come back on top ? , Janie's daughter Lisa - a drug addict is back home - will this be a fleeting visit or is she ready to really change ? , Marley has found the second love of her life Art Gallery owner Jack but when a new and younger employee arrives with Jack in her sight , has she lost her chance to tell him how she feels and last but not least Caroline , her mother has finally passed and left her half-burnt house to Caroline. Can Caroline restore it to it's original glory or will the unhappy memories of the past hinder her decision ?
Have fun with "The Four Lindas" and discover the true meaning of girlfriends and friendships with Melody Carlson's latest novel "Here's to Friends".
Here's to Friends by Melody Carlson is the fourth book in the Four Lindas series. The four girls who made friends in school because they were all named Linda have carried their friendship through their lives and have now all returned to their hometown of Clifden, Oregon to deal with family crises together. Marley's painting career has come to a halt as she cares for her boyfriend's granddaughter. Abby is still struggling with her weight and trusting husband Paul. Janie's law firm isn't taking off as she'd hoped and worrying about her missing drug-addicted daughter, and Caroline is rebuilding her family home in hopes of selling it and finally beginning a life of her own, hopefully with boyfriend, Mitch. I wish I had known this was the fourth in the series before beginning the book, because I felt like I had walked in halfway through the story, not understanding the connections and complicated family histories. Carlson does a great job of portraying female friendships with the multiple layers and changing roles.