Book Review: The Friends We Keep

42359080The Friends We Keep
By Jane Green
384 pages
Published June 4, 2019 by Berkley Books

Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

About the Book:

Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted--the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.

Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man.

Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.

Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy.

By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness . . . until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.

The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we've had or mistakes we've made, it's never too late to find a place to call home.

I've been a fan of Jane Green since my own college days, back when my roommate introduced me to her books! Her newest release is always a must read for me. I'm happy to say The Friends We Keep is one of my all time favorites of hers! I absolutely loved this wonderful story of lifelong friendship. I particularly loved that the trio of friends included 2 females and one male--I loved each of them--Evvie, Maggie and Topher. This book beautifully illustrates the bond of best friends--how you can pick up right where you left off despite time or distance between you.

Typically, Jane Green's books focus on romance, which of course I love, but it was so refreshing to see the focus on friendship here. Of course there is romance and relationship issues in this book, but the heart of this story is true, lasting friendship. If you're looking for a feel good read that will make your heart happy, this is the one for you.  A perfect weekend read you won't be able to put down!


  1. I love when a favorite author can stretch beyond their usual conventions in a book. This one sounds delightful!


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