Today we are exploring day three of our memory themed books. This one is another wonderful treat from an author you may be well versed in. Was I? Sadly no, though I recognized the name as several of her book titles and covers have caught my eye at one time or another, I had yet to read any of them. Then along came a tweet from the author herself that would make a mark on my reading world....in other words, a mention of her latest title coming soon, and a reach out to bloggers if they were interested in doing a review. I quickly hopped over to her site to read all about it and upon finishing the chapter excerpt, I did two things. One, I created a 'WAT!' (that's "what a tease") post about what I'd read (seen here) and two, promptly formulated an email to the author requesting the pleasure of discovering more about this remarkable story. But I'm getting ahead of myself and keeping you in much over do suspense. Today's book of choice is....
When life gives you lemons, call your best girlfriends and whip up some lemon martinis. Such is the mantra for the Ladies' Society for the Conservation of Martinis, which was established after one fateful PTA meeting, when four young mothers-Lynne, Mary Kay, Beth, and Carol- discovered they had more in common than they ever thought possible. Meeting once a month, the women would share laughs and secrets and toast to their blossoming friendship with a clink of their sacred martini glasses. The Society was their salvation, their refuge, but when life-shattering circumstances force the group to dissolve, their friendship is never quite the same...until two years later, when a tragic event puts the Society back in session.
When Lynne passes away suddenly, she leaves behind one simple request: that her old friends sort through her belongings. Reluctantly, the women reunite to rummage through her closets. There's nothing remarkable; no kinky sex toys, no embarrassing diary. But buried deep within Lynne's lingerie drawer is an envelope addressed to the Society. And inside they find a letter that reveals a shocking secret and a final wish that will send the women on a life-changing journey...proving that nothing is more powerful than the will of a true girlfriend and a good, strong martini.
Author BioSarah Strohmeyer is a bestselling and award-winning novelist whose books have been adapted to television. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Plain Dealer and The Boston Globe. She lives with her family outside Montpelier, Vermont.