Day takes the reader through a surprisingly accurate view of friendship between four women with differing personalities. This easy read, complete with bickering and tears, has a page-turning yet sometimes predictable plot.

Four close friends embark on a Caribbean cruise to sort out the various dramas they've endured. Blair's world is rocked when she discovers that her husband is not as perfect as he seems. Madison changes men more frequently than her jeans and now realizes that sex isn't enough. LaShawn's five years of celibacy cause a rift between her and her fiance. And Lauren's days as superwife, supermom and superexecutive take a toll on her physically and emotionally.

During the cruise, each woman is forced to answer one question: "How do I put my life back together?" Through sightseeing and parties -- with the sunny islands as their backdrop -- they find their answers. (Pocket, Sep., 384 pp., $14.00)
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B. Nakia Garner