Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Friends We Keep
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
The new rich and heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and Falling, about second chances later in life. Maggie, Evvie, and Topher met one another during their first week at university and instantly bonded, promising one day, after graduation, they would all live together. But life soon got in the way. Evvie starves herself to become a successful model, a career curtailed only after a one-night stand with the--married--man she has always loved results in pregnancy. She quits to raise her son, Jack, but finds herself lost and lonely when her nest empties. Meanwhile, Maggie marries Ben, the boy she lusted after at university, but they are never able to have the children they want, and Ben becomes an alcoholic. When he unexpectedly dies of liver disease, Maggie can't help but feel relief, though she doesn't know what to do with her newfound freedom. And Topher enjoyed a successful career as a soap opera actor but now lives with a much-older partner, Dickie, as his caretaker. At their thirtieth university reunion, the friends decide to keep their promise and all move in together. It seems to be the answer to all their problems until the day Jack makes a surprise visit, and he reveals himself to be the spitting image--and obvious son--of Ben. Now the three friends must confront their secrets and discover where the regrets in their lives truly lie. The Friends We Keep is about how you never stop growing up. No matter what disappointments we have had, what mistakes we have made, it's never too late to find happiness.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
rebbyj
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
Mehso-so

not particularly deep but enjoyable. jane green standard

review
marleed
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image
Panpan

Hey, Evvie, just a tip, there‘s better ways to keep a friend. ...I found these characters neither interesting nor particularly likable, and their conversations unremarkable. The oh so many familial issues seemed poorly addressed and resolved. ...And it treats 50 like you‘ve one foot in the grave - geesh - tell that to J-Lo!

blurb
Tanzy13
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

The Friends We Keep is the warm and wise new novel from Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House.

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.

50 likes1 stack add
blurb
relocatedyank
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

I so needed to get back into my nightly escape. #adultingsucks

Linsy Sometimes it really really does. I get you! 1mo
3 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
MicheleinPhilly
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image
Pickpick

Slowly but surely getting my reading mojo back by focusing on stereotypically “lighter” fare. But while this novel is sort of soap operatic, there is an entire smorgasbord of misery from alcoholism to infertility to domestic violence to eating disorders and on and on ad infinitum. I‘ve never read this author before but it did seem at times she was laying it on a bit thick. Still interesting & entertaining & kept me out of my own head. 3.75🌟

blurb
MicheleinPhilly
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

Hello mental health day!

DivineDiana Happy National Book Lovers Day! ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
Megabooks 😁😁💕💕📚 3mo
saresmoore Mmm, lovely. Excellent decisions! 3mo
See All 8 Comments
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana Is it???? I guess I have no choice but to go book shopping then. 🤗 3mo
Amiable I love your farm table 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Amiable Thanks! It‘s from Pottery Barn. 3mo
DivineDiana 😉👏🏻📚 3mo
Reviewsbylola BOTM always helps! 3mo
69 likes8 comments
review
booksaremyfavorite
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image
Pickpick

The bond between friends...the three of them met in college. So much can change over the years but you can really tell how strong the bond is if you can stay friends through life‘s changes.

blurb
EclecticBookLover
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

It's a bit blurry, but this is the perfect day for this as im cleaning up my garage. Don't hate me @aroc! We have been friends since high school and this is one of my favorite pics.
1. The Song of the Lioness Quartet
2. The Who
3. & 4. See above. One of many haircuts. Typical outfit jeans and a hoodie.
5. Didn't really use one

@nu-bibliophile #yourstory

nu-bibliophile Great pic of you and your friend! I like The Who too. Thanks for sharing❣ 4mo
12 likes1 comment
review
ReadingSusan
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image
Pickpick

This is a story of a group of friends who evolve and change over the years. I have to admit this is one of my favorite tropes. I always love seeing how people grow together and apart over the years. Also, I really want to live in Maggie‘s house. It sounds so wonderful although in real life it would probably be too cold for me. This was a sweet book and I enjoyed it.

Andrea4 One of my fave tropes too!! 4mo
88 likes6 stack adds1 comment
blurb
aroc
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

Morning reading on the beach house balcony. You know it's summer when Jane Green is on the menu. 💛

25 likes1 stack add
review
KaylaD
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image
Pickpick

This book was so good!! Thank you again @Texreader for sending me this book!! I love a good and quick read!! And it was perfect for my day off!!💜💜💜

Texreader You‘re welcome! 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
12 likes1 comment
blurb
SilversReviews
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

Only a few hours left to enter the giveaway.

Post and entry form on my blog.

ENTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y236pw23

Good Luck!!

blurb
JHSiess
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

It was one last morning on the lanai . . . and then aloha nui loa, #Maui. A hui hou.

Back to reality today, but the countdown to my return to #paradise is well underway. 🤙

Crazeedi I'm always so sad on the last day of a getaway 😥 5mo
52 likes1 comment
blurb
SilversReviews
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

🎉 HAPPY PUB DAY!! 🎉

CONGRATULATIONS!!

A GIVEAWAY celebration of THE FRIENDS WE KEEP is at the link below:

https://tinyurl.com/y236pw23

GOOD LUCK!!

AmyG Thank you! 5mo
SilversReviews @AmyG 😊 Good Luck!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 5mo
48 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
JHSiess
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

No better way to spend my last day (for a while) in paradise.

The Friends We Keep, the new book by Jane Green, will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4th.

#NetGalley #VacationReading #Maui

59 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
EclecticBookLover
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
post image

1. Hopefully getting in some beach time?
2. Yes! The tagged book. I love Jane Green's books.
3. Sweet tea
4. I think we hit low 90s on Monday. It's only May 😥. We've hardly had any spring.
5.@aroc @vkois88 @whatsthEStorey @laurenslibrary

review
GirlWellRead
The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
Mehso-so

I loved the settings, London and New York City. Green couldn't have picked more dynamic and vibrant cities, each unique and historical in their own ways. What I ultimately struggled with was the barrage of problems that afflicted the characters: drug use, verbal and physical abuse, infidelity, alcoholism, as well as fat shaming and homophobia. I really felt like less was more and it became trite at times.

3 likes1 stack add