FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Rating: 3 Cups
Like many women their age, Jennifer, Bridget, and Tamara are reaching the ten-plus milestone in their marriages and are wondering if this is where they are supposed to be in life. They are not only questioning their relationships with their husbands, but also their place in the world.
Michael, Graham, and Jon are the respective husbands of these three women, and while they are not completely ignorant of the state of their marriages, they mostly assume it will work itself out. What they do not realize is the extent to which their wives will go to shake things up and make some real changes.
Jennifer and Michael are like night and day; she is cool and methodical, he is emotion and chaos, and for the past eighteen years Jennifer has never forgotten her first love, David, the man with whom she felt connected to in so many ways. Bridget loves Graham without question, but for years has felt stifled and unfulfilled by his lack of interest in her passion for all things food, and for the first time she is finding that gratification through someone else, Dr. Luke. Tamara and Jon have been coolly distant for longer than she cares to remember, and if it were not for their son Benji, they would have called it quits years ago, but Tamara is finally seeing a way to enliven her lonely days, and her neighbor Aaron has a starring role. How far are these women ready to push the idea of infidelity, and will their marriages survive the rigors of that testing?
Well for a woman who fits perfectly into this demographic, I must say that I am very thankful for what I have when compared to the three marriages in this story. I for one cannot imagine telling two other women before telling my husband that I was having issues with our marriage. I suppose there are women out there that have closer girl friends than they do spouses, but I find that aspect of this story just sad, especially when none of these women are ever completely truthful, even with each other. All of them made the choice to marry these men, so in my opinion they need to deal with their issues or get out, without dragging outsiders into their problems.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More