This beautifully written novel examines the lives of three women who have recently become neighbors. With unflinching honesty and perspective, the story delves into life-changing decisions that most women can relate to. The characters are wonderful, and the voice and pace of the story pull the reader in right from the start. The Berkshires setting is perfect for a summer read.

Bella Barnaby has come home to run her mother’s gift shop. Now that she’s back, Bella realizes that this is where she wants to stay. Unfortunately, her boyfriend wants Bella to move with him to the West Coast. Morgan O’Keefe has given up her promising career to stay home with her toddler and support her husband’s new high-powered job. Artist Natalie Reynolds has been given a year to pursue her painting while house-sitting for her wealthy aunt. The three women quickly become friends. When Natalie’s brother shows up unexpectedly, things really get interesting. (BALLANTINE, Jun., 320 pp., $26.00)
Reviewed by: 
Roseann Marlett