Addicting from the get-go, this novel contains a marvelous combination of wit, love and inspiring relationships among friends and family that every reader can relate to. The narrative is told from each woman’s point of view and readers will be drawn into their woes and accomplishments. A sincere, honest and endearing novel, it will immensely please women and mothers of all ages.

Four mothers whose children attend the same Brooklyn private school meet as part of the school’s diversity committee. They become immediately uncomfortable when they realize they couldn’t be more different from one another. In an effort to loosen up during their first meeting, the women create their own version of poker in which they trade personal secrets instead of poker chips. As time progresses, the games become more intense, and the women begin to treasure their new friendships as each member of the group becomes a better and stronger version of herself. (BALLANTINE, Mar., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Sarah Eisenbraun